This is a nice story about GOP Senator Rob Portman humanizing the issue of gay marriage as soon as he had a face to put upon it. When it comes to any human rights cause, much of the struggle is to help people realize we’re not talking about an issue, we’re talking about people. As soon as we realize that someone we love is affected by injustice, our hearts and minds begin to open.
“It allowed me to think of this issue from a new perspective, and that’s of a Dad who loves his son a lot and wants him to have the same opportunities that his brother and sister would have — to have a relationship like Jane and I have had for over 26 years.” Rob Portman, speaking of his gay son.
God weave his threads in such beautiful tapestry…
It’s great to hear it, isn’t it, pastor?
Yes it is, sir.
I am happy for Senator Portman and his son and their important loving approach to this family issue many face daily. It is unfortunate that others cannot see that love rules and they can begin to listen more carefully to each other.
I am grateful he changed his mind after his son came out. I’m still more than a little miffed that he worked against the rights of other people’s children (including mine) for so long. When are we going to get to the place where we see all children as our children?
Thank you. It is a basic source of human tragedy when we can only have empathy for people like ourselves.