I think this speaks for itself in a huge way.
Here’s what I have to add, and I add it seriously: there’s something important about the fact that this guy was a Sportscenter anchor. We distance sports and entertainment from politics and cultural issues. It’s great to see someone moving in the different worlds like this.
But that’s really not the point. Watch this a few times to take it all in. Pay special attention to about 5:35 – 5:40 — that sums up not just this argument, but really all the arguments.
Actually, you know what? I’ll go one step further. Olbermann starts out his comment by stating that he doesn’t have a horse in this race; no close friends or family impacted by the gay marriage question. I do. I’ve got several friends, some who might be reading this, who very well could be in position to marry their partner in the near future. Hell–I’ve got friends who married in California earlier this year. Prop 8 is wrong. I wish I spoke out more ahead of time.
And here’s more. Spread the word:
LGBT New Yorkers and Straight Allies Please Join Us…
Wednesday, November 12, 6:30-8:00pm at New York Manhattan Mormon Temple, 125 Columbus Ave at 65th Street
Tens of thousands of our brothers and sisters are in the streets in California and Salt Lake City and around the country protesting the votes banning same-sex marriage in California. Join them! Make your voices heard right here in New York City.
We will tell the Mormon Church how we feel about its relentless campaign to condemn and control our lives. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was, by far, the biggest financer of California’s heinous and hateful Proposition 8. The Mormon Church begged their members to donate money to Prop 8, pouring 20 million dollars into the campaign. And their attacks on us didn’t start there and aren’t about to end. They’re plotting right now to bring their money and influence to bear against the LGBT community everywhere in this country, including trying to prevent marriage equality in New York.
PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATION – BRING SIGNS — ALERT THE MEDIA