Friday, July 6, 2012

Bridegroom: An American Love Story

I know I have been a bit inconsistent blogging wise lately and I apologize for that. I'm slowly getting some things worked out so hopefully soon things will be back on track and getting better!

On Fridays I usually post a book review, when I have one to post. Today however I am talking about something quite different and much more important.

I have always firmly believed that love has no restrictions. Love is love. Love is the most beautiful thing one can hope to find in the world and no one should be told that their love is wrong. Because love is beautiful regardless of who it is between, be it and man and a woman or two men. Unfortunately, that is something many people do not understand. There are many people out there who seek to deny people the right to be with who they love merely because they do not approve. It saddens me deeply that we live in a world where people are given the power to dictate the rights of others simply because they disagree. You don't see atheists rising up to make Christianity illegal simply because they disagree with it, and yet for some reason people in this country believe they have the right to control another person based on their personal beliefs, regardless of what the other person's might be. And our society not only allows it, but encourages it.

The world desperately needs someone to shed some light on the truth, someone to show people that love is beautiful and pure regardless of sexual orientation. A man has stepped forward to share his amazing story with the world, but he needs our help to do it.

When Shane's partner, Tom, died in a tragic accident, Shane was left alone and devastated. As if losing the love of his life was not enough, Tom's family threatened to attack him if he came to the funeral, and, of course, because their relationship was not legally recognized he was not given the same legal protections that straight couples receive.

Their's is a story that needs to be told. The world needs its eyes opened and we need to show people that love can and will overcome their ignorant hate.

Below is the video from the project's page on Kickstarter. Please take 5 minutes to listen to his story and, if you are able, please, please consider donating to the project. I would not ask you to do something I would not - I myself have donated $25 to the project- every dollar counts.


Their story has already inspired people not just in the United States but around the world. The world needs this movie. 





If you are interested in becoming a backer to the project please go to its Kickstarter page to make a donation.

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