Love isn’t a political position.

Via on Feb 15, 2012

“There are people who’ve said I’m being brave for being openly supportive of gay marriage, gay adoption…

…with all due respect, I humbly dissent. I’m not being brave, I’m being a decent human being.”

~ Anne Hathaway

And, it might follow, homophobia isn’t a political position. It’s bigotry.

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Via Reddit, god bless ‘em.

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Bonus.

And if you haven’t seen this, yet, do:

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Relephant:

“Awhile back, a Minnesota Facebook page posted pictures supporting a ban on gay marriage…they weren’t happy with some of my edits.”

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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5 Responses to “Love isn’t a political position.”

  1. judy says:

    What a wonderful quote! Simple, elegant truth.

  2. Anthea says:

    The video of Zach was so wonderful and impactful for me. What a brilliant speaker, and human being for that matter.

  3. Meredith says:

    The same can be said for anything. Alcoholics, bank robbers, kleptomaniacs, unorganized and messy people, anything that you don't agree with.

    You can still love the person despite not agreeing with their lifestyle or choices or accepting that it is okay. The difference that people don't understand is that if you disagree with homosexuality, you must be full of hate and bigotry. Wrong. You can love the person and still disagree with their lifestyle. They are not mutually exclusive. You don't hate your son because he is different and can't keep his room organized. You don't hate your brother because he is an alcoholic and can't stop getting loaded…..

    Another issue is the difference between tolerance and acceptance of beliefs. In this example, you can tolerate someone's actions that don't harm you, but still love the person enough to disagree and let them know how you feel. It's not hate, it's love. You can tolerate their actions to still love them, but you don't have to accept their actions as okay at the same time.

    • Anna says:

      Well disagreeing with someone being gay is maybee more comparable with disagreeing with someone for having freckles, being blond or being black. Its is not accepting someone for who they are. You are talking about not accepting something that people do. If you cannot accept someone for who they are, then that is a blockage to love.

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