Lighthouse Statement on Current Events
Lighthouses typically sit on promontories. For us, that promontory exists at a place where we can agree that black lives matter without in any way dismissing the value of other lives; where we can simultaneously support law enforcement and deplore police brutality; where we can both value the right to civil protest and be appalled by senseless violence.
The killings of Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd have brought forward understandable pain and anger about racism and violence against black Americans at a time when the nation is already hurting. There is no place for racism and violence in our society. As a society and a nation, we must be better. The racism and violence that plague our society must stop, and the healing must begin.
The Lighthouse was the dream of a blind man who, despite his lack of physical vision, saw a future that offered compassionate care and a beacon of hope to those in need. Today, even in the face of a global pandemic and political upheaval, those origins strengthen our resolve and renew our hope for the future.
No matter what awaits in the days ahead, The Lighthouse will continue to illuminate the darkness wherever we can.