''It's my mother's love and compassion, and willingness to stand up for what is right that you see stand-ing before you today . . . and not 'Barbara Johnson, lesbian denied Communion,' or 'Barbara Johnson, Buddhist Catholic.' …You see (a) daughter who is deeply heartbroken her parents are no longer on this Earth with her and her family. You see this daughter who wound up in a whirlwind of media spectacle. You see this daughter who was placed in a state of grace by none other than her beloved mother."
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