I must readily confess that as a gay Jewish man and son of Holocaust survivor, I have little tolerance and patience for bigots. I consider that a flaw in me, not an acceptable or admirable trait. So in watching this remarkable video, I was overwhelmed with pride and respect for this lesbian woman, mother and wife who shows no anger, no antipathy towards the homophobic mayor of her town who recently made the comment on her Facebook page that she doesn’t like New York anymore since that started allowing queers to marry.
I would have verbally bitten her head off and called her a lot of condescending names. And what would that have accomplished? This is how we should confront bigots.
Here’s the video: