So why the occasional stench of rotten fruit among us? Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes: "If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain" ~ Dolly Parton.
It doesn’t matter what religious faith you practice, what color your skin is, or how you were raised - you are a human being. The night Proposition 8 passed in California, certain human beings were (and continue to be) denied their basic civil rights.
"It's just not normal." is another phrase I hear. "Of course it's not." I answer. "Not to you."
If you look up the word normal in the dictionary you will find: conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural. Therein lies the disconnect. Some people believe if someone's lifestyle is not similar to their own, they are not normal. This is where I ask minds to open and realize a simple truth; love knows no discrimination. Quite simply, love equals love.
If more people were like Philip Spooner, Adam Bouska, Jeff Parshley, Drew Barrymore and the Gorham family, the world would be a better place.
Phillip Spooner (86 year old speaking out for gay marriage):