14 November 2006

Counteracting intolerance


Although I know I'm often critical of the Dutch, I think it's about time to focus on something positive. Today my attention was drawn to this video placed on YouTube several months ago. I'm not sure where it originally aired, but it's a very sweet song about a boy named Terrence that has two fathers. That's right, not a mother and a father, or a single mother or a single father, but two fathers.

Messages like this, made by kids for kids, that nonchalantly present a different lifestyle to children, are SO important. Kids might be receiving messages of hate and bigotry from their parents, their peers, etc., but these types of events can help to counter such intolerable rhetoric. At least I hope so.

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