Sadly, we’ve gotten letters from people who explain that they love the show but hate the gay story-lines. That we shouldn’t be polluting their children’s heads. To this I’d sometimes like to sarcastically reply, would you also like us to tell them that a stork is dropping off our offspring? That the sky is purple? That it is not practical to be true to yourself, because there are mean people in this world that will make them feel wrong for being honest? That instead of embracing themselves, they should lie to the world? THEY should be the ones being untrue and unhappy?
If you haven’t yet seen it, this is an excellent little post from Dianna Agron (who plays Quinn). The part that struck me the most was the above.
I know that they get letters, I guess. And I guess if the bigots were going to think that any character would be sympathetic to their ridiculous plight, it would probably be the beauty-queen-esque, Christian, Celibacy Club Quinn. But Dianna, who plays Quinn, couldn’t be further from Carrie Prejean. Still, it’s sad that they have to get these letters.
But it’s also amazing. Because in my lifetime, I haven’t seen too many straight people get full-on offended, no matter how comfortable they were with their gay friends or family. There’s no questioning that Ms Agron is (ahem) straight-up offended. And while it sucks that she has to be, it’s kind of awesome that she is.