The Ruth institute tries to co-opt love in video form

Here’s the winner, entitled “Carter and Sherrie”

This really breaks my heart watching this, it is clearly a loving couple who are facing the death of one, and it made me more than a little teary. Its an okay example of love but maybe this couple should recognize that the strength of their relationship is not threatened by other people’s love.

Catching the Vision in came in second place

I wonder if this one was perhaps a stealth LGBTQIA one because she never said love was about a man and a woman or looking for that man. Her language seemed intentionally ambiguous, yes I know she referenced some fairly dreadful classic movies, but if she’d shown a scene from the L-word she’d have not got into the competition. Honestly I think her words about love and being together for a lifetime, are some of the most apt and beautiful I’ve heard in a long time. I hope this girl finds a girl or boy to make her happy. if she sent this to the Ruth Institute because she buys into their bigotry, then I hope that love will inspire her to realize that love is universal be you gay straight, lesbian, transgender, queer, bisexual, or even polyamorous.

Finally we have “Serve One Another in Love”

Nothing too bad really, I think it would have been better for the middle one to have shown a man doing a foot massage, it was sub-texted that this man was suffering in some way but still I can’t really slam this video.

These videos are well done and do show examples of love, but all the people involved (allegedly) sent this to a group who peddles hatred, bigotry, intolerance and fear. Despite all these wonderful sentiments and messages, they felt it was important to show examples of their love in order to slam love I might feel and that is just plain wrong.

If this was really about love, they would have accepted this video done with the title “REEL LOVE is EQUAL”

They accepted the video at first before they looked at the ending, and then they got freaked out.

Via those lovely hatemongers at NOM