Thursday, May 13, 2010

Laura Bush endorses gay marriage

She said so on the Larry King Show.

At first, I thought this was kind of cool. It meant someone with some sense was in the White House during the 8 years of ignorance.

Then I thought about it.

This is an important issue. It involves suppressing people because other people don't like them. That's really all the issue is about. Nothing more.

When seen that way, opponents look even meaner spirited than they do at first glance. Just because you personnally don't believe something is good, you don't ban it for everyone. If we made that our operating policy, smoking, drinking, most sex, dancing, bikinis, and lots of other things would be banned.

America is supposed to be a land of freedom.

So, when all of that is considered, Laura Bush's eight years of silence is horrific. She did not say whether she believed women should be seen but not heard but her actions indicate that she did. We all maintain silence for our spouse's career but not on moral issues.

Shame on you. People are suffering because folks won't challenge the haters.

It's time for all of us to stand up.

See the story here.

For a related story on stopping hate, go here. For a specific story about discrimination at a high school prom, go here.

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