Sunday, February 22, 2009

The shame in their grandchildren's eyes

I liked what Sean Penn said tonight at the Academy Awards.

For those who saw the signs of hatred as our cars drove in tonight, and, I think that it is a good time for those who voted for the ban against gay marriage to sit and reflect and anticipate their great shame and the shame in their grandchildren’s eyes if they continue that way of support. We’ve got to have equal rights for everyone.

2 comments:

Lorian said...

Love that. I do believe that some of these people will be as ashamed in a few decades from now as those who opposed civil rights for blacks back in the 60's are ashamed now.

Of course there are always some who are willing to stand by their bigotry, come what may.

santorio said...

check today's NYTimes; an evangelical and a liberal who have profoundly different views on gay marriage, jointly propose a federal civil union. no, it's not around the corner, but that it's even being discussed is amazing.