Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Lessons of Hate in the Bible Belt

Lessons of Hate in the Bible Belt from Stuart Productions on Vimeo.

You know, I do not see this as a lesson of hate. The Superintendent is a dick, sure. But the people of the town (at least the ones in this video), seem open to discussion, and (if nothing else) at least respectful of individuals, regardless of their sexual orientation. If anything, I see this as hard proof that we as a nation are moving forward. As one woman said in this video, "it's not the 50's anymore."


Pip said...

Agreed. There is clearly a bad-guy here, and its the Superintendent. The weird thing was ALL the people in the video were respectful and tolerant. I find it hard to believe they didn't find at least one person who fully agreed with the Superintendent. Its just hard to add those clips to the video because the homophobes never look rational, and then you'd be accused producing a skewed video.

Jocelyn said...

I'm sure they did find a few people who agreed with the superintendent, rationally-speaking or not. Obviously this video, produced by a liberal organization, is going to be a bit skewed. What I find remarkable, however, is that they found several people who argued for tolerance. Not only that, but the high school kids in the video were impressively articulate for high school kids. That was enough to get me excited.

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