Rob Delaney on Hating Gay People
People who concern themselves with the rights of other adults who engage in consensual acts involving sex, love, and/or eating croissants together are damaged and in pain.
Hating them won’t work. That doesn’t fix anything.
So far, the greatest quote I’ve heard in my 34 years is this: “Hatred never ceases by hatred in this world. By love alone it ceases; this is eternal law.” Gotama the Buddha said that about 2,500 years ago. Since it’s eternal, as he said, that means it applies right now.
I feel like this is something I could probably stand to hear, over and over, for most of my life. It’s really hard not to react to hatred with hatred, but it doesn’t really solve anything.
This short article has funnier bits, too, so don’t let the seriousness of the above quote deter you. You should read it. Takes five minutes.
(via Chris Kelly)