Peace, Pride, & Love: The Basics in Life

“As you know, the Middle East and all the conflict that occurs here and have been occurring for thousands of years, they have to stop. You can’t be a fan of mine and not want peace in the world. So start today — every single one of you, if there is peace here in the Middle East, there can be peace in the whole world.”

That was Madonna Thursday night kicking off her “MDNA Tour” in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Like Madonna, I think we all can get along if we leave hate and intolerance out of the equation.  We all bleed the same color regardless of who we support in politics, who or how we pray, and who we love.

Happy Pride America!

Like Madonna, if you don’t want peace and you don’t like LGBT people, you can’t really like me.

Miss ABBA attended many Pride events and was happy.  She didn’t care if the person was straight, gay, or lesbian, as long as they showed her love and respect.  We all could learn from that.

Peace, love, and understanding to all of you, my friends.



4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cinchy on June 3, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Agreed !
    Seems so simple.


  2. Posted by Kathy Markham McCoy on June 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Sweet little Miss ABBA loved for love’s sake…no agenda or judgment or qualifications for that love, just pure love. It’s sad we can’t learn something from animals.


  3. Posted by Scott Rose on June 3, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Anthony — I am writing to you here, because I could not find an e-mail address for you on your blog. I am a national-level human and civil rights journalist, concerned about the behavior and influence of Aaron Sweeney, and about Superintendent Cox’s having caved in to Sweeney’s theocratic, gay-bashing demands. In his comments elsewhere on your blog, Sweeney has been both disingenuous and duplicitous. Here are the reasons why, I believe, the GLSEN books must be reinstated. 1) the Sweeney-led protest of the books was, and Sweeney is, theocratically-motivated against same-sex-headed families. When Cox caves to such a religion-based demand, he appears to be violating the law that requires him to uphold the separation of church and state in his public schools. 2) By caving to Sweeney’s theocratically-based, gay-bashing demands, Cox has sent a message that gay parents with elementary-school-aged children will be stigmatized in his public schools. Stigma in itself is a form of discrimination, and in this case, illegal discrimination. Illinois has civil unions for same sex couples, after all. The elementary-school-aged children of same-sex couples have the constitutional right to a fear-and-harassment-free learning environment. The very fact of banning the GLSEN books and then saying that henceforth, same-sex-led families won’t be mentioned in the elementary school is a hostile act against people in such families. In these situations, a person who spoke favorably about a same-sex-headed family would cause an uproar from the theocRAT bigot Sweeney, whereas he is at liberty to demean same-sex-led families by demanding that a book that simply explains they exist be banned. For your reference, here is a communication I sent to Sweeney:


    Scott Rose
    Contributor; to:
    The Journal for the Study of Anti-Semitism
    The Huffington Post

    Mr. Sweeney:

    I am working on a story about your theocratic meddling in the Eire public schools that led to a book ban.

    As you are responsible for knowing, it is illegal for a public school superintendent to violate the separation between church and state.

    Your theocratic objection to same-sex parents raising children, and your theocratic objection to public school students being simply told that such families exist, was not, and is not a valid basis for Superintendent Cox to ban books you do not approve of.

    The message he has sent, by acting on your theocratic demands, is that your religious beliefs are superior to the religious beliefs of persons who favor LGBT equality.

    I shall be vigorously pursuing remedies against Superintendent Cox, and also, informing authorities that you have been a theocratic terrorism influence, leading to Superintendent Cox’s apparent unconstitutional banning of books.

    Where gay-bashing theocrats are poisoning young people’s minds against LGBTers, we have heard youth singing “Ain’t no homos gonna get into heaven” in church settings, with adults applauding them, pastors giving parishioners “special dispensation” to break the wrists of gay-seeming children, and calls for all homosexuals to be put into concentration camps and killed by the government.

    Hence my use of the term “theocratic terrorism.”

    Are you going to furnish me with a quote for my article about your theocratic meddling in the affairs of a public school?

    My deadline is noon, Monday.

    Scott Rose


    • Scott,

      Thank you for sending me your correspondence with Mr. Sweeney and the information on what you are working on. Did you want this posted under that blog?

      Additionally, did Mr. Sweeney reply to you?



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