It’s a musical on Broadway that got a lot of controversy over reviews for the lead that intimated that a gay man could not act straight. Kristin Chenoweth, his costar, quickly came to his defense. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that she fights for gay rights. But let’s face it, is Jack from Will & Grace really convincing as a straight playboy? Maybe not so much.
But I love that she stands up for him anyway. LOVE LOVE LOVE that Kristin Chenoweth stands up for gay men and gay rights with no apologies. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that she’s an avowed Christian who also stands up for gay rights with no apologies even if it costs her money or chances to market to the “Christian” demographic.
I think that all people, regardless of religion or sexual orientation or any fucking thing that we might be able to think of to differentiate ourselves from someone else, can relate to promises that other people didn’t keep. My former “fiance,” a supposedly gay man, didn’t keep his promises. The third man I fell in love with couldn’t keep a promise to pick me up on time for me to pay for an expensive haircut that was supposed to be his birthday/Christmas present.
More seriously, sometimes people actually promise to stay together for their whole lives, and then they break their promises. I can’t even begin to comprehend how difficult it must be to come to terms with that broken promise. It must be triply difficult to deal with that after many years together, many years beyond the two years that I spent with a trysexual, sociopathic loser that I am still not entirely over or willing to forgive. And that is my loss. Forgiveness is what God calls us to do in all circumstances. Why can’t I forgive the Rat Bastard?
That’s only my loss. It’s like the AA saying that resentment is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die. It makes no sense.
Broken promises are hard to forget but forgive we must.
Entry filed under: Ethics, Faith, Gay Rights, Human Rights, Love, Marriage, Men, Relationships, Social Commentary, Spirituality. Tags: Broadway theatre, Forgiveness, Glee, God, Kristin Chenoweth, Molly Shannon, New York, Promises Promises, Will & Grace.