I finally got around to watching Jodie Foster's speech at the Golden Globes. Why all the fuss?, I wondered. It's just Jodie Foster coming out publicly, which - in a nod to 21st century civil rights - is far less shocking than a Kim-Kanye baby headline.
Then I watched it, and okay, I cried a little.
Her nervousness was palpable, her courage at declaring so publicly something so private in perhaps the hope that it might help others, galvanizing.
Inspirational in the way that makes you wonder what you're doing with your life to help humanity's cause.
I shy away from politics these days, preferring to concentrate on the mission of making a home where a family can thrive.
And from that point of view, I can't not say something. When one writes a blog about faith and family, certain topics stand out as being more relevant than others. This is one of them.
So let me say: Witnessing anyone's devotion to their better half and their family only reaffirms my devotion to my own.
The Jodie Foster Golden Globes speech did that for me.
I know gay couples who would/do make great parents and more than a few straight couples to whom I wouldn't have left even our cats.
Open-minded Christians, can we please eschew knee-jerk reactions based in fear and stand up for reason and reflection?
Let's hear it for faith, family, and the notion that both can co-exist in whatever iteration we find them.