August 17, 2009

August 17, 2009
A Star's View of Religion and Gay Marriage

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Monday and I hope you had a safe and great weekend.

Today I would like to talk about an interview I recently got during some rare down time. Brad Pitt paid a visit to Bill Maher last night and was asked by the host what it is about religion that he doesn’t like.

“You know, I grew up in a religious family, in a religious community and it just doesn’t make sense to me. It just doesn’t work for me in the long run,” Pitt said. “I never wanted to stop anyone else’s religion and their beliefs until I started seeing it defining policy…. Like gay marriage. You have a group of people telling other people how to live their lives, and you can’t do that. In fact, I’m talking like there are actually Christians watching your show… Well, to the three that are watching, I just say you have to, you really have to check what country you’re living in because the freedom that allows you to practice religion is the same freedom you’re stepping on. That’s not right. And I want to add… if there was a nation of gay married couples that were telling you you couldn’t practice your religion, I’d be speaking up for you, too… So, let’s stop the nonsense.”

Bravo Mr. Pitt! Here is video of the appearance:

Now if the rest of the country who feel the same as Brad would only join in with their voices. Maybe this truly will become one where all are created equal.

Well I can hope, can't I?

It was a very busy weekend for Dab the AIDS Bear and me. On Saturday, we were at the Colorado AIDS Walk in Denver, Colorado. Thanks to Rob and his partner for being great hosts and to our Ambassadors of Hope program. It is because of great people like them that Dab the AIDS Bear and I are able to help make a difference in the world.

Yesterday was the End the US HIV Travel Ban rallies in Surrey BC and Niagra. Thanks to Martin Rooney and Larry Bryant for making it possible for Dab the AIDS Bear and me to play a small part in helping end the ridiculous ban our country has had on tourists with HIV. It is far past time this discriminatory practice ended. Keep up the great work guys. BTW... both are also members of our Ambassadors of Hope program.

Those are my thoughts. What about yours? Drop me a line and let me know.

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope and happiness.

big bear hug,

Daddy Dab