The wonderful Sigourney Weaver stars in this true story about a 1970s religious suburban housewife and mother who struggles to accept her young son Bobby being gay. What happens to Bobby is tragic and causes Mary to question her faith; ultimately this mom changes her views in ways that she never could have imagined. Premiering Saturday January 24th at 9pm/8c on Lifetime.
It's this kind of story that illustrates to me the unnecessary cruelty and pain caused by religion. Even the mantra "love the sinner, hate the sin" that some adopt to convince themselves they are a good person, invites intolerance and prejudice. Those in turn lead to violence, discrimination, the limiting or rights, then left unchallenged even criminalization and genocide. It's history's pattern. The craziest part is that homosexuality is as natural and harmless as heterosexuality. It's a long shot, but perhaps one day more people will actually use their minds and be able grasp that.