Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Why do we need permission?
As I was perusing the opinion pages of one of the two local newspapers I typically sip my second cup of morning coffee over (after reading an hours' worth of blogs on my blog roll), I ran across this wonderfully written opinion piece in the Albany Times Union by contributor and local businessman, Matt Baumgartner.
While the opinion pages of the Times Union (somewhat fairly balanced with an equal number of liberals and wingnuts screeching at each other) and the Poughkeepsie Journal (raving dinosaur conservatives keening for the days of slavery and the Inquisition), I usually end up with my blood pressure elevated and my heart pumping in outrage.
However, this morning's sweet and slightly innocuous piece left me smiling and happy. When I checked back just a few minutes ago, though - it was the flood of positive comments received that really made me glad to have unearthed this little gem.
Enjoy it for yourself. And give a cheer for a local business owner who is willing to put his heart and his livelihood on the line to share his truth.
Gay is good. Proposition 8 is bad.