The great news is, Americans are moving in the right direction. According to a recent NPR report, 70% of people between the ages of 18 and 32 support gay marriage. For these people, homosexuality and gender identity issues are just normal parts of society and “no big deal”. The same is true regarding issues of racial discrimination. Columnist Cynthia Tucker, reporting for the Patriot News, recently said:
“The good news is that younger whites are much more likely to embrace diversity, to accept cultural change, and to support the nation’s civic creed of full equality for all, regardless of race, religion or sexual orientation. Polling data show they diverge from the views of their parents and grandparents on many social issues.”
So maybe it’s just the old white guys that continue to fan the flames of hatred based on sex. Yesterday on a program ironically named, “Pray in Jesus’ Name,” the moderator, “Dr. Chaps” Gordon Klingenschmitt interviewed former used-car salesman and current gay-hater, Will Perkins. Their chat was filled with references to the Bible and Christ, but the underlying message was clear: “God hates f*gs!”
Bigotry and hate is a filthy thing. Meeting human efforts at love and relationships with calls for armed attacks or simple discrimination is not an American Ideal. Our kids understand that. Maybe we just need to listen to them, instead of fools like Klingenschmitt and Perkins.
h/t: Right Wing Watch