11-14-2008, 08:40 AM
This is a great story that was on NPR Morning Edition (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96952129) this morning. We may be one voice, but we can make a difference for someone, whether we know we've done that or not.
11-14-2008, 08:57 AM
Wow, that was in 1993, think about that....15 years ago. That took amazing courage. I agree, though he was mocked, there were I know, lots of people listening who NEED TO HEAR what he had to say. Not just those who were gay, but the ones who hated gays. I know, speaking for myself,when I get in an arguement and feel so passionate about the subject, it's hard right then and there, to HEAR what the other person is saying. However, later, as I recall what the conversation was about...I'm able to HEAR what they were trying to say. I'm sure, there were those who had biased opinions, and yet, after hearing this man talk, they realized, hey, I may not UNDERSTAND why their gay, but, really, he seems like a "normal" guy. In the end, that's all we want people to see in us, we really ARE just normal folks. We work, have families, pay our taxes, go to dinner, all the normal stuff THEY do...we are more alike, than they realize!
Great story, thanks for sharing!
11-15-2008, 01:29 PM
Thanks, Keltic. I read the article and found it so encouraging that someone stood up for his beliefs in a hostile situation. I bet that some folks changed their opinions about gays and lesbians.
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