Monday, November 24, 2008

This makes me sad

Ok, so we all know about the American election. On a night where history was made for all the right reasons, California was making history for all the wrong reasons.

You see, on that night, the State of California NARROWLY said yes to Proposition 8, essentially taking away the rights of gays and lesbians to marry.

Now, I get this is a divisive issue. I get that. What I don't get is why. What does it matter to the religious right if gays get married? Does it really have any impact on the state of your marriage? I mean, let's not lie, the divorce rate isn't going to soar because a couple of gays got hitched.

I just don't get it. What does it matter?! I truly believe that if Jesus were alive today, he would be preaching the ideas of tolerance and acceptance, not hate and divisiveness. I mean, wasn't the guy all about love? And acceptance? And understanding?

I was truly moved by this commentary by Keith Olbermann from MSNBC. I have some gay friends and the idea that they cannot share their love in the same way as I can, well, I don't like that idea and am thankful I live in Canada and not the US.

Watch it. It is only 6 minutes of your time that might give you some food for thought - rather than just blinding following, think about the reality of your choices. Think about what they really mean and who they really affect.


Anonymous said...

wow, that was amazing! very well said. i have to agree that i'm so happy that i live in canada but I think it could happen here as well.


Cynical Romantic said...

Here here! J-dawg would be seriously PO'd if he saw the current state of affairs in our world.