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Preach, Gwyneth Paltrow!
It's no surprise that the Oscar winner supports gay rights, so it totally makes since that she's decided to toast Gay Pride month on her Goop blog.
However, what did come as a bit of surprise is...
She decided to tackle the hot button issue of gays and religion.
"A few months ago, in the heat of the tragic teen suicides that came about from intolerance of homosexuality, I saw a man on television who was apologizing for wishing death on gays from his Facebook page," Paltrow writes in a post, titled "Homosexuality in the Bible." "This member of an Arkansas school board was contrite for the violence in his words, but maintained that his values pertaining to homosexuality would remain, as he felt homosexuality was condemned in the bible."
The Oscar winner goes on to write, "When my daughter come home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies, my response was, 'Two mommies? How lucky is she?!' What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?"
Paltrow also includes a couple of other pro-gay writings from a Episcopal priests as well as one from Kabbalah guru Michael Berg.
But she also posted a not-so-supportive argument from Dr. John Stott of All Souls Church in London. A note before his anti-gay Bible thumping reads, "We wanted as many perspectives as possible on this issue and so we are also including a more conservative voice here below."
Bravo to Paltrow for her pro-gay stance and teaching her children about acceptance—and even for her willingness to listen to opposing points of view.
But consider this: Let's say she was writing about Jewish pride—would she have felt the need to include an anti-Semitic point of view? Or how about celebrating Black History Month with the inclusion of a racist's rantings?
Until the basic human rights of gay people are accepted similarly—as long overdue by some who would use their faith as a reason to hate or divide—we still have a long way to go, Goop.
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