Blake Wood: The Newsroom- Rick Santorum

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Source:Blake Wood– Jeff Daniels as Newsroom anchor Will McAvoy.

“In this scene from Season 1 Episode 6: Bullies, news anchor Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) goes on the attack about gay rights. While he believed that Santorum was being the bully, through talking to his analyst (David Krumholtz) he realizes that, in this instance, it was him.”

From Blake Wood

Rick Santorum and the broader Christian-Right are exactly why Americans are seen as stupid. We get stereotyped as people who think like them, as people who not only have warped religious and moral beliefs, but people who want to not only enforce those warped values on the rest of the country and do it through law.

Will McAvoy (played by Jeff Daniels) asked a rhetorical question with an obvious answer to it: “How does someone’s same-sex marriage a threat to someone else’s straight marriage or make it less valuable?” The obvious answer is that it doesn’t.

The Christian-Right at least some of their militant members who go out of their way to put down people who don’t live like them, are simply assholes. Now are simply stupid and ignorant and know any better, or are they just rude bastards?

I’m not a mind-reader, so I can’t tell you, but they have a bad habit of saying things about people and different communities that are flat false and as a result have a bad habit of speaking out of their ass. The definition of an asshole, someone who speaks out of their ass. Speaks to things they aren’t knowledgeable about as if they know what they are talking about.

Christian-Conservatives have the absolute constitutional right to look down upon people who are not like them and do not look at the world like they do. Gays case in point, but they don’t have a right constitutional or otherwise to harass people they do not like or even hate. And certainly don’t have a right to force their beliefs on the rest of the country, by law or otherwise.

We live in a liberal democracy (as much as the Far-Right hates that and is against that) and we all have the right to live our own lives and believe what we believe. Not try to dictate how others should live and what they should believe.

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