Be True to Yourself…and Dance with Ellen

Ellen DeGeneres has a special way with words.

Yesterday I had the wonderful privilege of being an audience member for the fourth time at the Ellen show and her opening monologue did not disappoint. IMG_7245IMG_7242

DeGeneres addressed the comments about her that were made in a Christian Post column entitled, “Are You Aware of the Avalanche of Gay Programming Assaulting Your Home?” written by a clearly, closed-minded conservative pastor Larry Tomczak. Tomcazk claims that Hollywood has a gay agenda and said that The Ellen DeGeneres Show “celebrates her lesbianism and ‘marriage’ in between appearances of guests like Taylor Swift to attract young girls.” Please note that this man has also been accused of abusing a woman for 25 years. So abusing someone is okay, but being true to yourself and falling in love with a particular person is not? Something doesn’t seem right in that cult religion.

Ellen fired back with humor, stating “OK, let’s just break this down. First of all, I’m not ‘married’, I’m married. That’s all. Larry, I don’t even know what it means to celebrate my lesbianism. I mean, well, I guess I do, it’s like that!” as she whips out a party popper and confetti shoots everywhere, “I’m gay!”XcT4t7jtVNHrcubEBa99u9QY9QCVxwPi3Cu1fXKZWio

Ellen closed the monologue by letting everyone know, “the only way I’m trying to influence people is to be more kind and compassionate with one another, that is the message that I’m sending out. I don’t have an agenda. I’m not here to brainwash anyone. But…”

With that, Andy brings her out a spinning vortex and, holding it up to the camera, she finishes with, “Listen to the sound of my voice. Attention youth of the world: I want you to live your lives being exactly who you are. Be true to yourself. The most important thing is to be true to yourself….and wear Ellen underwear.”

IMG_7243Just another reason why I love Ellen. Fighting haters with humor.

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