Ellen Was Right, Why is Hollywood Still Attacking Her?
Ellen was right. She said what needed to be said. And yet, some of her fellow Hollywood liberals continue to attack her. She's liberal. She's part of the LGBT community. She's Hollywood. And yet, it's not enough for some of the bigots on the Left.
Below is the story I shared a little over a week ago. Ellen was spotted at a Dallas Cowboys game smiling and sitting next to George W. Bush, a strong Christian and conservative former President of the United States.
As Fox News reported:
"People were upset," DeGeneres said. "They thought, why is a gay Hollywood liberal sitting next to a conservative Republican president?... A lot of people were mad. And they did what people do when they're mad... they tweet."
But Ellen responded perfectly:
"Here's the thing: I'm friends with George Bush. In fact, I'm friends with a lot of people who don't share the same beliefs that I have," DeGeneres continued. "We're all different and I think that we've forgotten that that's okay that we're all different... but just because I don't agree with someone on everything doesn't mean that I'm not going to be friends with them."
Ellen said it perfectly: It is okay to disagree. We can still be friends at the end of the day. Even on some of the biggest issues of our day- including the definition of marriage, and topics such as religious liberty. Or, as Kellie Fiedorek put it so well during a recent banquet for the Montana Family Foundation in Billings, Montana: "Disagreement is not discrimination."
That's exactly why I expected the attacks on Ellen from the intolerant Left to continue. You see, Ellen didn't just commit the sin of sitting next to President George W. Bush, she also reinforced what many of us have been saying for years: Just because you have different beliefs, different beliefs about the definition of marriage, or because you stand up for religious liberties- doesn't mean you hate anyone.
*******By the way- check out our great conversation with Michelle Pollino from Fox News Radio in Los Angeles below. Is being in Hollywood like being stuck in junior high forever? Plus, you can hear about her favorite new shows that just came out.)