Monday, June 24, 2013

The Times Are A Changing - Fast!

A while back, I wrote in a blog piece that I, for one, was amazed at how quickly attitudes toward gay men and women were changing in the United States. Even more amazing to me is how fast the average American is embracing gay marriage.

Some people did not share my viewpoint. They felt like any change for the better was more than canceled out by the attitudes yet left unchanged. I guess in a way it is the old adage of a glass half full or a glass half empty.

This coming week the Supreme Court is set to rule on monumental questions of importance to all gay men and women. While most Court watchers expect the Court to take a moderate rather than a radical stand on the cases before them, the cases will almost surely add momentum to the pace of change.

As a political conservative as well as a social liberal, I was extremely satisfied by the actions this last week of this man. He has been roundly criticized by the religious right types, but it is difficult to ignore his courage in his convictions, even if it took him a while to build his courage to the level that would allow him to go public.

Don't know who the man is? Stay tuned here. I'll have more to say during the week of June 24th.

Jack Scott

1 comment:

I deeply regret that I must reinstate the verification process for those who want to leave comments on my blog. This is due to the intolerable amount of spam that spammers are attempting to leave on the blog.

At the same time I am changing settings so that those of you who have a Google Blogger ID or other recognized blogger ID will not have to have your comments moderated. My hope is this will encourage more readers to take the time to comment. The fact is I want to read comments with those of you who disagree with me as well as those of you who agree with me. All I ask is that you keep your comments clean and non-threatening.

The only reason I take the time to write this blog is to spur your thoughts and comments. Please do not let the spammers cause you not to comment. I know entering the verification words and numbers is a pain in the ass, but I hope you will not let the spammers cause you not to comment.

I still very much look forward to hearing from you.

Jack Scott

Anyone can comment on what I write in this blog. Regretfully, the recent amount of spam in my email account as required that I reinstate the word verification process for comments which I personally hate.

But at the same time I have loosened the comment moderation process so that those of you who have a Google Blogger ID or other recognized blogger ID will no longer need to wait for your comment to be moderated. I'm hoping this will tempt you to take the trouble to comment.

The truth is I want respectful comments both from those who agree with me and those who do not. All I as is that you keep comments to the point, clean and non-threatenting.

I look forward to hearing from each of you.

Jack Scott