Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Experiences of a gay couple in Texas

I like this, for a couple of reasons. For one, it shows how much we've progressed as a nation, even in Texas.

But for another, it demonstrates how foolish it is to stereotype people. Normally, I have very little good to say about Texas, but we simply can't judge every Texan by who gets elected in their state. Heck, I'm from Nebraska, so I should know that if anyone does, shouldn't I?

And I have nothing good to say about religion, but we can't stereotype religious people, either. I was moved by this guy who acted as he thought Jesus would. I don't think his beliefs are true, but I can't fault his behavior.

I don't actually fault the New Yorkers* here, either. I think that's more of a cultural thing. From what I've heard, New Yorkers simply tend to mind their own business. And I would rather see people vote for gay rights - for civil rights in general - than stand up in person to protest rudeness. Both are admirable, certainly, but if I had to pick one or the other...

But maybe that's because I'd be unlikely to act, myself. I'm very much an introvert, so I'm not sure what I would do. Most likely, I would dilly-dally about it, trying to make up my mind about what was best, until it was too late. That's not very admirable, either, is it?
*PS. I kept thinking that this was from New York, but it's Ohio. Well, I'm sure you can find similar anecdotes from most states.


Gregg Garthright said...

Very impressive.

I might say something to the waitress, but I doubt if I'd stand up and make a scene.

Therersa, on the other hand, would tell her exactly what she thought!

Chimeradave said...

Wow I wouldn't think Texas would be so supportive. The times they are a changin for the better!

I'd say something to the waitress privately, but I definitely wouldn't feel comfortable making a scene.