hurray for an obama campaign. boo to the propositions that were passed in a few states taking away the rights of same-sex couples. today i watched 30 Days (with Morgan Spurlock). the episode was on same-sex parents. it can be watched on hulu or you can google elsewhere to find the episode. i had to write this quick post because i never cry (very rarely, at least), but tears streamed down my cheeks several times as i watched this. i cried when i saw how loving the two fathers were with their kids. i cried when i contemplated people wanting to take away their right to parent. i cried when i saw one of their younger kids brushing his teeth and it made me sad to think some would have him taken away from them. i cried when i saw this woman (who was living in their home and against gay adoption rights) as her mind was torn left and right in order to deal with the cognitive dissonance caused by seeing these great parents. i cried when i saw two adults who were raised in foster homes, as they showed what it was like to live in that environment and how much they would have loved to have had a home, even a gay home, to call home. i cried when i realized what a noble thing these two men were doing as they adopted special needs kids and others without a home to go to. i cried when i contemplated the millions of people that voted in favor of taking away gay rights. there are far too many foster kids as it is now, and if gays cannot adopt that will only increase the number of kids who may never, ever have a home. that saddens my soul and sickens my stomach. i also cried as i saw this woman never change her beliefs even though she wanted to. she wanted to. but she couldn’t go against her faith as it had been taught to her that she should champion a faith-based belief over empathy, knowledge and experience. lastly, i cried because the woman was a mormon and she represented the unshakable bigotted ignorance of the LDS church and it’s primary involvement in supporting proposition 8. i rarely cry but this is a sad day.
ps: please take the time to watch the episode while it’s still available.