I’m seeing headlines today celebrating the fact that some Republicans who no one has ever heard of “finally” and “for the first time” made one of those ‘It Gets Better’ videos. But the video features just three Republicans; the rest are Democrats. Also, they’re Republican lawmakers from New Jersey, which makes them essentially Democrats from Nebraska. And regardless of what party they belong to, who is naive enough to believe that any of these creepy old men in this video are going to make the difference between life and death? If anything, they make me want to kill myself more. Look at them!
And what if they never got around to making this video? Would that mean that they supported bullying? How has something as easy as standing in front of a camera and reading from a script become the litmus test for whether you are pro or anti-gay? Shouldn’t we judge people like this by their votes (which, for the Republicans in the video, include voting against the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” and voting for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage)?
I’ve posted this before, but this is still the only video that’s smart enough to make any kind of difference, assuming “YouTube” is going to prevent suicide.