love poem

December 7, 2008

If you followed the California elections this year, you know that a big thing going on was Proposition 8, which would put a ban on same-sex marriage in the constitution. I will not argue any side of this other than to say that this bill was misguided, by which I mean someone took action to prevent the happiness and well-being of another, knowingly and willingly, under the guise of good action and justice thought. I would call it evil, but out of constraint, I will simply spit on the abomination that is law in this country (sometimes). It does make me very angry, and I can only hope that somewhere, someone down the line decides to limit the rights of those already burdened in shadows and with self-hatred of the most unkind.

In light of all the heavy belly-aching, there is one video that rose out the opposition to this bill. It’s a beautiful piece of work, and I plan on watching it many years down the line. Enjoy.



  1. You do realize this is from the Bible? Paul is writting to the Church in Corinth.
    1 Corinthians 13:1-13 (New American Standard)
    1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 And if I give all my possessions to feed the poor, and if I surrender my body to be burned, but do not have love, it profits me nothing.
    4 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, 5 does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, 6 does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    8 Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part; 10 but when the perfect comes, the partial will be done away. 11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love

    • I suspected it was. And I still think its beautiful.

  2. I knew it was from the Bible, and I think it’s wonderful to use the words of the sacred text that some are using to argue AGAINST the validity of certain kinds of love and turn them to their intended meaning and “rejoice in the truth.”

  3. I am proud to say that I was not one of the ones who voted to ban gay marriage. California was -very- tricky with how they worded that particular proposition.

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