“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Quoted: Mary Griffith on Religion and Her Son

If no one had ever challenged religious authority, there’d be no democracy, no public schools, women’s rights, improvements to science and medicine, evolution of slavery and no laws against child abuse or spousal abuse. I was afraid to challenge my religious beliefs because that was the basis of creation—mine anyway. I was afraid to question the Bible or anything in it, and when I did, that’s when I became involved with PFLAG and realized that my son was a perfectly normal human being and there was nothing for God to heal because Bobby was perfect just the way he was. - Mary Griffith on religion and her son.

For those who have no idea who Mary Griffith is, you need to watch Prayers for Bobby.  I wrote a blog on it several years ago.  It's about a very religious mother, played by Sigourney Weaver, who's life drastically turns around after her gay son commits suicide.  It can literally change your thoughts on gay people and God, for the better.


Rafe said...

I actually love this movie a lot. so much so that I gave it to my mom to watch when I came to the family. they are as I used to be, very very religious. The movie struck home for me on a very real level. A great great movie for anyone who is religious and condemns gay people.

Blade aka Peter said...

I wish this movie was out when I came out to my family, but it wasn't. But I have shown it to them since.

Austin Beard via Facebook said...

I love this movie! It reminds me of some of the things I had to go through!

Blade aka Peter said...

I loved it too! I cried gallons. LOL.

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Ryan said...

Best movie ever that every kid coming out should show their family. Love it and her. What an amazing women.

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