I have to say, I don’t want to pick on anyone and mean zero disrespect, I promise. I have stated publicly my belief that folks need to follow their own conscience in deciding how to vote on Amendment 1 in NC this Tuesday, but I’m also vocal in my attempts to see it defeated. Amendment 1, for those outside of NC, will (if passed-and it looks likely to pass right now) add to the constitution of the state that the only recognized union will be a legal marriage between a man and a woman.
Now a facebook friend (whom I really don’t know well at all) has posted a couple remarks, not many, that would be steadfastly in the OTHER court–that is, in favor of making said change to the constitution of our state. She is PRO marriage (whatever that means in this discussion, as she is only PRO marriage for heterosexuals). I’ve not commented on her posts any response. She seems to be a sweet but misinformed southern, Christian lady.
But today she posted something from a facebook page called “Positive Outlook.” This was the picture:
Now, I laughed a bit–well a lot. Harvey Fierstein is a writer, director and actor. For me, I remember him most in the movies Independence Day and Mrs. Doubtfire:
So, for one who is campaigning against marriage equality in the name of all that is Christian to find his quote, THIS quote in particular, to be inspiring, is well…ironic. A post from a very openly gay, Jewish by birth but openly athiest man saying to not let others define who you are and not to be bullied into silence, that in all likelihood (based on his writings and activists history) is speaking directly about Gay Rights.
But I guess she thought it was pretty. LOL
Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself.