Well the girls were sitting around the table and got into a heated conversation about Prop. 8 right now. Whoopi has been an advocate for keeping this conversation alive on the show and I love it!! Of course Elizabeth always defends the Yes on 8 side, and Sherry has been defending it too. Joy has been defending the No on 8 side.
Today when Whoopi brought it up, she mentioned that people are saying “Gay is the new black.”
Sherry commented that blacks were killed for being black, and couldn’t even walk through the door. All I could think of was Matthew Shepard, Sizakele and Salome, and most recently Moses Canon. My mind also went to the time my wife and I were temporarily stopped from entering the church to my aunt’s funeral a few years back. Anyhow, Elizabeth weighed in and backed up Sherry by saying that gays are minimizing what African Americans went through, and that Prop 8 wasn’t fighting the right for gays to be together, but fighting for the word marriage not to be re-defined.
Whoopi mentioned that gays have been killed for being gay, and other good points and the girls all began to weigh in, talk over each other, and raise their voices.
Elizabeth said something about the fact that we voted for Obama and we voted for Prop. 8 so basically it should just be accepted and we should be happy with civil unions. They discussed Obama’s position on LGBT rights, and the discussion seemed to go on for a long time relatively speaking for TV time. Whoopi mentioned that this vote opens the door for other forms of discrimination such as for having dreads or being blonde. She said the bottom line, is that just because we don’t subscribe to another person’s beliefs doesn’t mean we should be forced to live our life the way they want because it makes them feel a certain way. She called for a separation of church and state, and at a certain point in the heated debate they had to go to commercial.
When they came back they talked about Dancing with The Stars.
I can’t wait for the video to hit YouTube!
Julie Phineas is a work at home mom of 2 who lives in Southern California. You can find out more about her online by visiting her website at www.juliephineas.com.