Out­spo­ken

GA Voice - - Outspoken -

“I un­der­stand that a lot of peo­ple use re­li­gion as a rea­son to be against gay peo­ple, but there was no ‘Thou Shall Not Be Gay.’ God never said that, and I re­ally think that our pope now is boss. He was say­ing some­thing the other day that re­li­gion should be all en­com­pass­ing and should be about lov­ing ev­ery­one. And I think peo­ple take the wrong mes­sage some­times.” — Ronda Rousey re­spond­ing to boxer Manny Pac­quiao’s “gays are worse than an­i­mals” com­ment to TMZ. (Feb. 23, Screencap im­age)

“Hil­lary Clin­ton’s sup­port for mar­riage equal­ity may be a political cal­cu­la­tion. And you know what, we worked hard to change the math so that those political cal­cu­la­tions would start adding up in our fa­vor. So sin­cere change of heart or political cal­cu­la­tion — ei­ther way — I will take it. It’s fuck­ing mo­ronic — it’s political mal­prac­tice — to at­tack a politi­cian for not com­ing around on your is­sues fast enough.” — Ac­tivist Dan Sav­age in a col­umn for “The Stranger.” (Feb. 22, Screencap im­age)

“I had posted some­thing that was very political, and the amount of neg­a­tive com­ments was re­ally heart-wrench­ing. Then, [at a restau­rant], this older black dude walked up and said, ‘I didn’t want to bother you, I didn’t want a selfie, I just wanted to let you know that the story line of Ja­mal re­ally made it eas­ier for me to talk to my son about his sex­u­al­ity.’ I needed him at that mo­ment. But ap­par­ently he needed the story line at the mo­ment.” —“Em­pire” star Jussie Smol­lett in the NY Times ar­ti­cle “What It’s Re­ally Like To Work in Hol­ly­wood.” (Feb. 24, Screencap im­age)

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