Now, it’s possible that other major political candidates have also come out in support of basic human equality, but if they have, I haven’t heard about it. This video is so potent, calm, eloquent and brilliant that I absolutely had to share it with all of you.
It says so well, and so simply, what I have been shouting from my cyber roof-top for years. Marriage is about love. Period. Full stop. Love.
Most religions claim to be about love. God’s love, loving thy neighbor, loving your self, love. Last time I read the Torah, Bible, even the Qur’an there wasn’t an “Except gays” clause. And no matter how many ways various fundamentalist groups try to twist their own books to cover for their own hatreds and prejudices, it still isn’t there. (The infamous sodomite clause in the old testament – is about heterosexual sodomy.) Jesus never said anything about gays one way or the other. He did say lots of things along the lines of “judge not, lest ye be judged” and “let he who is without sin cast the first stone” and other very Eastern Religion sounding, feel good things. (For more on this I highly recommend that all serious thinkers rush out, right now, and buy Christopher Moore’s book Lamb)
So, if marriage is about love, and religion is about love, then shouldn’t the churches of the world be fighting to allow people who love each other to get married?