Sweet Grandma Preaches Love and Acceptance
This is one of those rare videos that gives me some hope in humankind. Australian comedian Josh Thomas’ super-sweet grandma, who has three gay grandchildren, touchingly describes her opposition to her priest’s (and the Church’s) views on homosexuality. “It’s not for [gay people] to change, it’s for us to change,” she says in this video for the Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras’ “Say Something” campaign. Her perspective, which we can hopefully come to take for granted one day, has apparently earned her the reputation of being a rebel in the Catholic church. Go, grandma!
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Bonus points if you actually use different voices/accents for the different people in the imaginary conversation. That is a prestigious level of shower insanity.
I had a number of other essays I wanted to write tonight. There were other topics that deserved attention, essays I humbly felt might shed light on the human condition, on the difficulties and odd experiences we all deal with on a daily basis. But here I am, writing a defense of pubic hair.
6. The Usual Suspects
When your audience is this big, how can you really “know” it?