Friday, June 13, 2014

I Didn't Say It ....

Sandra Bullock, on rumors she's dating Captain America, Chris Evans:

"We’ve since married and it started breaking apart, so we separated. We filed for divorce, and I hope everyone can respect our privacy. But we’re going to remain friends and share responsibility of the farm animals we’ve taken on, because you just can’t abandon the animals."

I love that she turns it into the usual Hollywood spin, as a joke.
But, yum, Chris Evans; if it’s true she’s one lucky girl!
Judge Barbara Crabb, in her marriage equality decision for Wisconsin:

“This case is not about whether marriages between same-sex couples are consistent or inconsistent with the teachings of a particular religion, whether such marriages are moral or immoral or whether they are something that should be encouraged or discouraged…. Quite simply, this case is about liberty and equality, the two cornerstones of the rights protected by the United States Constitution. ... Civil marriage is a legal construct, not a biological rule of nature, so it can be and has been changed over the years.”

Snap. I hope other judges in other states read her ruling and understand it.
Gordon Klingenschmitt, former Navy chaplain and current candidate for Colorado’s District 15, praising the baker who refused to service a same-sex couple:

"By endorsing their sin he would not be showing compassion to them; he would be showing cruelty. So the ultimate hate speech is to endorse homosexuality because you give them the impression that it's okay and that deceives them and ultimately trips them into Hell."

So, let me get this queer, if the baker had baked the cake as ordered, he would have been cruel, but by saying he doesn’t like The Gays he’s showing compassion?
Sit down, Gordon, your stupidity is showing.
Channing Tatum, taking over for Jonah Hill on his Gay Slur Apology Tour:

"I'll jump in and just say that I think most of the time when people have to go on and sort of apologize for something it might not come off all that well because it's not actually like what they mean. I can honestly say that is not who he is. It came off well and he did it well because he really means it, that wasn’t who he was that day."

First off, Channing, if you think it comes off as a bit insincere when the apology goes on and on, how insincere do you think it seems when a friend joins that tour?
Plus, you say it wasn’t who Jonah was that day, but, in fact, it was, because he said it.
Why don’t y’all just move on? We accept his apology.
Pete Cahall, principal as Wilson High School, who came out as gay last week, on how he feels now:

"I’ve stepped up to the microphone to address my students hundreds of times before. But this was different. My hands were sweaty; I was shaking. I’m the principal of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. Last Thursday, I stood in front of a thousand people, including my students, teachers, even D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, and came out. 'I’m a proud gay man,' I said. 'And I just happen to be the principal of Woodrow Wilson High School.' It was the first time I’d ever talked publicly about my sexuality — I’d never even discussed it with my family. When I made my announcement, there were cheers. Afterward, kids came up and hugged me. The next day, parents and students gave me a five-minute standing ovation. I’ve gotten thousands of e-mails, texts, and Facebook messages from educators all over the world. I’ve heard from parents of gay and lesbian students in high school who’ve attempted suicide. They say, 'I just wish my kid could be a student in your school.' I’ve heard from the kids who used to bully me. Still, I haven’t talked to my parents about it."

Every single person that comes out makes a difference; sometimes big differences, sometimes small.
But it makes a difference and changes the world for the better.

3 comments:

Raybeard said...

(Re third one) Yeah, right! And on Judgment Day we'll all be queuing up to thank you for 'saving' us, is that what you think? Oh, you do.
Btw, Gordon, Sir. You have such a lovely surname to play with.

the dogs' mother said...

Sandra Bullock - 10 points for Gryffindor!

Biki Honko said...

Could Tatum just go away, forever, please? sighhhh

That Gordon character needs a wake up call, he is a total moron, or as Loony Toons says, "what a maroon"

I sure do wish tho that Judge Crabb hadn't of issued a stay for marriages. Kinda weakens her statement