Thursday, May 27, 2010

I don't watch Glee, but having just watched this clip, I might have to get the series from the beginning. What a powerful display of love and respect and most of all support for this young man. This clip brought tears, sometimes we do not see the prejudice we spew at people and I am thinking about the scene in South Pacific, where Lt Cable sings about being 'carefully taught to hate'. Hate and scorn is very much alive and living well within us and so we must be diligent in rooting it all out.


Melissa said...

Glee is a great show! I saw that scene, and thought it was pretty powerful too, but what led up to that scene, was the Fin being harassed by a couple of the school's jocks, for being associated with those "gay glee clubbers". He was afraid his association with Kurt, was hurting his masculine image. That's why he went of on his homophobic tirade. Later in the show, because the glee club was doing Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance", Kurt and the girls were all dressed up in rather campy costumes. Suddenly Fin showed up in a red rubber dress, in support of his gay friend! I love that show!

Melissa XX

SCG said...

I don't watch Glee either, but I love the sentiment expressed in this scene. I actually had a somewhat similar blow-out with one of my brothers about a decade ago when I heard him taunting my mom (who is straight) about her love for "the homosexuals". Somehow, he must not have forgotten that I was in the next room of this rented place we were in for the holidays. I wrote out a check to cover my portion of the rental, entered the room and shoved it in his hand with a "Here's some homosexual money for you!" Much like the character in this scene, he blubbered and stuttered that he wasn't "talking about me". And I reminded him that when he trashes "homosexuals" or attacks my mom for her activity in PFLAG, he is talking about me.

bree said...

Unfortunately the video isn't there, but I am pretty sure the scene you are talking about as I did watch Glee last week.
If only there were more parents out there who are this supportive, the world would be a much better place.
As a parent, I can say that I teach my children as much tolerance and acceptance as they can hold, from the disabled, to race, to GLBT, everyone is to be respected for who they are and what they have to offer. I have told my wife that I would love to bring TG children into our homes (we foster) and there aren't any in the foster system identified.
Anyway I do enjoy you blog and your opinions on this and that...keep it up.