Sunday, July 11, 2010

Quote of the Day

It’s World Cup Final weekend, meaning that soccer will be on almost everyone’s mind — and then promptly disappear from everyone’s mind for at least the next four years. As you turn on the television this Sunday, will you be rooting for the red shirts of Spain, or the orange shirts of The Netherlands?

Either way, no matter who you'll be rooting for, you’ll be rooting for a country that recognizes full marriage equality for all of its citizens. They say God works in mysterious ways, right? Maybe this is her/his way of sending the world (and all of its anti-gay legislators) a nice, subtle message.

Or it could just be that Paul the octopus really likes countries that support gay marriage, given that the eight-tentacled being has predicted every match he's been asked to call this World Cup. (I fully expect the National Organization for Marriage to send out an email blast to their network, alleging that Paul is nothing but an activist octopus.)

Oh, and just when you think it couldn't get more gay-friendly, let's add in the fact that South Africa is the World Cup's host, and they too recognize marriage equality. Gay, gay, and more gay.

– Michael A. Jones
The World Cup Loves Gay Marriage
July 9, 2010

Recommended Off-site Link:
World Cup Winners and Losers - Martin Rogers (Yahoo! Sports, July 11, 2010).

See also the previous Wild Reed post:
The Gay World Cup
Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!

Image: Spain’s Andres Iniesta, left, scores a goal past Netherlands’ Rafael van der Vaart, during the World Cup final soccer match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City in Johannesburg, South Africa, Sunday, July 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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