Monday, May 23, 2011

What Would You Do?

This is a lovely reminder of the simple fact that despite what you may hear in the news, despite Governor Big Hair and despite the Religious Right and their spokespersons on the State Board of Education, Texas and Texans are far more open-minded than not. Yes, there are homophobes in Texas. But equally true is the fact that there are good and decent people willing to stand up to injustice and intolerance here as well.

I've never watched the series on ABC, "What Would You Do?" and I'm not generally a fan of reality TV of any stripe but kudos to them for tackling this topic. And kudos to those who spoke out against the biogtry.


A World Quite Mad said...

I saw one of these on TV one evening. It was at a bakery up near Waco, and in that case it was a Muslim customer who had a hijab (headscarf) on. The man behind the counter refused to serve her, which is a violation of the Civil Rights Act. Unfortunately, a bunch of people thought that was fine, but there were a few who spoke out and told him he couldn't do that.

I really think that sexual orientation should be added to the things that they cannot discriminate against. It's really ridiculous that there isn't already a law against it.

LeftLeaningLady said...

I don't watch the show, so thank you for sharing. I would hope that I would stand up for the rights of others instead of sitting there quietly. Apparently the hearts of Texans are as big as the state!