I was talking to Micaela about Osama bin Ladin’s death and my sordid emotions, and she sent me a quote I really liked, so I’m sharing it with you. I asked her if she minded if I shared it on my blog, and she said “Nah, I don’t think Martin Luther King would mind too much.
“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy. Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” -Martin Luther King, Jr
THIS…is just another reason I am proud to have Barack Obama as my President. How awesome is it that he posted an “It Gets Better” video?
I think that kids, especially the younger ones, will be really moved by seeing the leader of their country step up and share his support and opinion.
I am a huge supporter of Gay Rights, and I wish that America could be less prejudice and more accepting. I think that the President of the United States posting a video like this is just fantastic. The rights of gays and lesbians unfortunately isn’t caught up to heterosexuals, but having the leader of our country speak directly to folks being bullied because of their sexual identity is a sign that maybe this country is moving in the right direction.