Whenever somebody sits down to write a law, or propose an amendment, or legislate anything at all, the first thing he or she should do is put away the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, “Dianetics” by L. Ron Hubbard, or any other book that skews basic human rights based on somebody elses interpretation. The reason is that in this country, America, we have what is called a separation of church and state as outlined in the U.S. Constitution. And religious arguments against same-sex marriages just don’t hold any ground if you consider conflicting scriptural passages like “do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. But nobody can explain it with the passion and fervor that Keith Olbermann did on last night’s “Countdown” through a Special Comment.
Known for his “Special Comments”, Olbermann put into words the things many of us think about but can’t seem to verbalize or put into cohesive buckets. Olbermann, last night, was at his best explaining why nobody should be denied the legal right to love another person and cement that love through marriage. I watched the video below live, as it happened, and could not hold back the tears. This from a man who is not gay, comes from the sports broadcasting world, and said he struggled to find someone in his own extended family who was gay for whom he could speak. He could not find one but that did not temper his firey and poignant diatribe that, in my opinion, everyone should hear before they pass judgement on gay marriage or any other kind of discrimination.