No time to post so lets just go to the videos:
Google “It Gets Better” ad shown during GLee this week.
This is Love in Action!
In the summer of 2005, Zach, a 16-year-old boy from Memphis, Tennessee wrote on his MySpace blog that he had told his parents he was gay. Within days of his coming out, his mother and father would send him to Love In Action (LIA), a fundamentalist Christian program that refers to homosexuality as an addictive behavior. The depressed and fearful teenager shared his feelings on his blog.
“This Is What Love In Action Looks Like” documents the widely controversial and inspirational story.
Minnesota Representative Steve Simon (DFL Hopkins/St. Louis Park) says a proposed Minnesota constitutional anti-gay amendment is largely about religion. He then asks how many gay people must God create before we accept that he wants them around.
Now I am don’t share Representative Simon’s view of god, but that he would air this viewpoint could be lifesaving for many families and children who do. So I say bless him from any faith or from none. He will surely be cursed for making this statement.
What a rich morning it has been for good news.
And if you don’t know the blog Joe.My.God. look it up. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) gave Joe.My.God. the 2011 Outstanding blog of the year award. Thanks for all the smiles to start my day off Joe!