Thursday, May 10, 2012
Obama and the Cruelty of Hatred
It was long overdue.
“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married,” Mr. Obama said.
It won't make any difference to gay couples in many states like North Carolina.
But in a country as homophobic as the United States it was a courageous gesture.
And for that I am grateful.
And although I'll never understand as long as I live, why a simple ceremony for two people in love, should be so controversial. Or why so many Americans hate gay people so much.
Or why old lessons are so easily forgotten...
I do understand that in that bigot country not being able to marry can have devastating consequences. And lead to acts of unspeakable cruelty.
The kind of cruelty Shane Crone experienced, when his partner Tom was killed after he fell off a roof during a photoshoot.
And he was left to face the hatred alone...
Yup. For all the talk about gay marriage, it's really all about LOVE.
And the hatred of those who would deny others their humanity.
So how can we lose eh? Love trumps hate any old day.
And until the day of victory the struggle continues...