My wife was out of town this weekend so I rented Milk. I generally follow the advice of the church leaders to avoid R-rated shows, but I wanted to see this one.
What I learned is that I don't have a lot in common with the gay community. While I can no longer deny attractions to other men, I don't feel that I belong in that community at all. I want a friend to care for me and to be so in tune that he can look at me and know me so well that he can tell how I'm doing. I want there to be a connection with a friend that can be seen in the eyes. Whatever confusion I sometimes experience with my religious convictions, I know there's value to setting boundaries. The drug use and promiscuity of the gay community portrayed in the film offended me.
That's not to say that the movie was not inspiring. Harvey Milk certainly accepted his differences and made incredible progress in pushing back prejudice from gays. I was amazed at the simple background from which Milk came. The world needs more people like him.
Anyway, I haven't much else to report. Work has been so busy that I haven't been keeping regular tabs on this blog. It's looking like July and August will be a bit easier to manage work-wise. That'll be nice, especially for the kids. It's nice to be home with them at dinner time.
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