There are things about the Oscars that are funny. I could hear my mom in my head saying, “Oh Goldie…” at one point.
Alas, I am catching up today. However, I heard Dustin Lance Black’s comments at his award for best Screenplay. It was almost unnerving how good they were. Carefully nuanced, incisive, terribly saddening, and unqualified enough to convict evangelicals (I hope).
“I think he’d (Harvey Milk) want me to say to all of the gay and lesbian kids out there tonight who have been they are less then by their churches, or by the government, or by their families, that you are beautiful, wonderful creatures of value. And that no matter what everyone tells you, God does love you, and that very soon, I promise you, you will have equal rights federally across this great nation of ours.”
The political part gets me less than the first part… I am embarrassed that he says it so well when Christians seem like they cannot. People do not deserve to be marginalized and abused… period. I think Jesus would have stood and applauded, or maybe he would have been out pleading with the picketers to stop.