July 17, 2013
Opposing gay marriage is opposing love
One comes to understand many things after 97 years of life. Here’s one: Sex may fade, but love ... that’s forever.
So says Issur Danielovitch, the man better known to the world as the nonagenarian actor Kirk Douglas. In an item this week on the Huffington Post, Douglas comes to the defense of his “friend” David Wolpe, the influential Los Angeles rabbi recently the subject of a front-page story in The New York Times describing the blowback in his congregation to his decision to perform gay marriage ceremonies.
Opposing gay marriage, Douglas writes, is opposing love. And who could be against love? Douglas even includes a poem to demonstrate how love can persevere into old age. Here’s the first few stanzas:
Romance Begins at 80
I sit by her bath
She likes that a lot
As the fire crackles,