Hero of the Week Award: February 4

4 Feb

Despite the bigoted hate coming from the House of Representatives in Iowa, there was a moment of brilliance that shined and inspired hope.  That moment of brilliance was Zach Wahls, for the  speech he delivered about his life growing up with his two moms.  Zach Wahls earns this week’s HWA.  Bravo! Could his parents be any prouder?  Who would not want to raise a socially conscious human such as Zach?  Yes, this is the type of person that same sex couples can produce.  Wow-pretty scary stuff.  What if all of Zach’s generation turned out be compassionate thinking humans that found their roles as global citizens?  We might not have wars, or attach women’s rights, or re-define rape so that victims feel raped twice.  Click here to see his speech.

7 Responses to “Hero of the Week Award: February 4”

  1. jenny68 February 4, 2011 at 11:19 am #

    Absolutely. That young man would make anyone proud to be his parents. He loves his family. Period. He is a lucky young man and he is all the proof haters need that it’s the people that raise the child, not the sex life.

  2. jenny68 February 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    So are you- ! Thank you for keeping this young man front and center. I hope we hear more from him.

  3. webwordwarrior February 5, 2011 at 7:34 am #

    What an amazing guy. I couldn’t have done that at 19 and would be hard pressed to be that articulate in public now.

    He’s also inspired next Week’s Word, but you’ll have to wait until Wednesday to see what it is…

  4. combscp February 5, 2011 at 9:28 am #

    Truly amazing. Zach is an inspiration. We need more people like him in public service. I’ve said it before, but I think the conversation defending gay marriage is becoming an increasingly conservative idea. Zach and others are really beginning to strike a centrist, family value argument. It’s pretty interesting.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt February 5, 2011 at 9:32 am #

      I’m glad you like the post. Yes, Zach is quite impressive. Marriage Equality should be neither a conservative, nor liberal issue, but it is fundamentally a civil rights issue.

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