To quote a friend of mine, “I kind of want to marry Keith Olbermann right now.” I am stunned by his passionate plea to those Americans who vote against gay marriage rights. As he says, he has no personal stake in the debate; an impartiality that makes his words all the more powerful. I seldom want to shout at my television like a preacher looking for a witness. Thank you Keith and MSNBC for making a bold stand here and for making a deceptively complex situation quite simple. As Keith makes clear, the issue is about loving your neighbor.
We should all be so blessed to find such love in the face of terrible odds, in the face of a country that allows hatred to masquerade as religion or false tradition or “decency.”