LGBTQ* Advertising (AGAINST) the Community You Should Know
Billy Graham and Amendment 1
The above ad is running in FOURTEEN North Carolina newspapers. News papers, while starting to decrease in numbers, are still one of the strongest ways to communicate with a large population of people.
I have posted the ad because I believe it is important for people to see both positive and negative reflections of their community. This ad has created an opportunity for many of you. You can take this, take time to digest it, research both Graham’s work and Amendment 1, and start to create a dialogue with other people about it.
I have learned over time that encountering negative text, advertisements, literature, dialogue, etc, grants me many chances to start a conversation. It is easy to be mad. It is easy to be irate. You are allowed to feel and even act on those things.
It takes a true, solid, proud person to speak rationally. I urge you, be that person when discussing this. We are all proud. The advertisement above shows nothing but naive fear.
North Carolina voters, please remember to make it to the polls. Please remember the power of unified voices.
Oh, and in case someone wants to argue what “traditional marriage” in the United States of America has meant for the last 300+ years, you can have them discuss this picture: