Gwyneth Paltrow - Gwyneth Paltrow Takes Aim At Gay Marriage Issue
Gwyneth Paltrow has waded into the ongoing battle over gay marriage in America, insisting she can't comprehend why it should be an issue for anyone.
In her weekly online Goop.com newsletter, the Oscar winner takes aim at those who refuse to tolerate homosexuality and same sex marriage on religious grounds.
She writes, "A few months ago, in the heat of the tragic teen suicides that came about from intolerance of homosexuality, I saw a man on television who was apologizing for wishing death on gays from his facebook page. This member of an Arkansas school board was contrite for the violence in his words, but maintained that his values pertaining to homosexuality would remain, as he felt homosexuality was condemned in the bible.
"This concept, while foreign to me, is interesting, as it used to justify so much judgement and separation in our society.
"When my daughter came home from school one day saying that a classmate had two mommies, my response was, 'Two mommies? How lucky is she?!' What does it actually say in the bible that will cause some people to be upset by my line of thinking?"
Her latest newsletter also features thoughts and musings on homosexuality and gay marriage from four U.S. religious figures, including the co-director of The Kabbalah Centre, Michael Berg, and gay Los Angeles Episcopal priest Father Vincent C. Schwahn.