VIDEO: Standing Up for Gay Families

May 23, 2011 · 1985 views

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12% of New Yorkers stood up for gay families, while 50% of Texans stood up for them.  WOW!  Just watch the video or you won’t believe me.


  1. Derek says:

    It’s not too surprising to me that most NY people didn’t. When you live in a large city (and I’m guilty of this too) you can become a bit jaded and get to the point you could almost walk past a murder in progress and think “Eh they’ll work it out” . . . Okay not NEAR that bad but you get what I mean.

    I loved how these people in the middle of a conservative area really stepped up (mostly) to help these people. The percentage seems right to me. I could see “Well they’re doing it so now I don’t have to” playing into the minds of the ones that just sat by.

    This is the kind of America most conservative Americans want to portray. “You do your thing and I’ll do mine, if it doesn’t harm me then I’m more than okay with it. I may not agree with what you have to say but I’ll fight to the death for your right to say it” (and so on) but it’s not what a lot of people get to see in action. We see the “conservatives” that want to exercise just as much if not more control over our daily lives and how we can live them that they’re accusing liberals of doing.

    What I would’ve been interested to hear is how these same people that stood up for the families feel about civil marriage for homosexuals. 😉

  2. mododavid says:

    You’re describing the same problem muslims face. Most of them are very conservative but also very very good people (like these people in Texas.) But they are very quiet and no one can hear the majority over the screams from the minority – the very right-wing psychopaths. The same thing happens on the left but to a much lesser degree. In addition, like muslims, if you don’t spend any time getting to know them, then you might just live your life believing everything you’re told about them by ugly biased people. The consequence is if we don’t know them, then they’ll never get to know us (and they’ll also believe ugly biased people who bad-mouth us) and ultimately who fights for the rights of friends (all of us, even conservatives in Texas) and who fights for the rights of an ugly cartoonish (due to biased perceptions) groups of people you’ve never met…NO ONE!

    So, join me in a chorus of …”We are the world. We are the children. …..”

    • Derek says:

      Don’t get me started there. My partner was born, raised and is currently of the Baha’i faith. Part of that faith is for people to continue in it they must study several other religions and the Muslim religion is one of them. It actually became a hobby for him since that time. As a result of this he has a very good working knowledge of how they do things.

      My family is, for the most part, very right wing conservative Christian which is a total non-issue to me except they jump on certain bandwagons at times. One such bandwagon was that ALL Muslims are evil and are out to mandate Sharia law in the U.S. (This was during the time that the mosque in NYC was big news)

      The back and forth between my partner and a few of them was just unbelievable. The best to me though was a video one of them decided to post to explain why Muslims were evil. It went into a whole dialog about it with a nice sounding British male voice explaining it all. My partner’s response to it was simply “Just because someone is saying something in a nice British accent doesn’t mean it’s true!

      Then they pulled me aside and started saying they couldn’t believe what he was saying. How could he not understand the Muslim threat? I just simply said “I know what you’re reading but what you need to understand is he has studied all of these religions for years. He also knows quite a few people of the Muslim faith. It’s going to take a lot more work on your part to undo years of personal experience and studying. Keep trying” That kind of ended that. 🙂

      The thing to remember is there’s crackpots in all religions (Harold Camping anyone?) and political beliefs.

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