I watched All Aboard! Rosie's Family Cruise as a fan who has missed Rosie O'Donnell being on television. I'm not really sure what I expected. When I heard about the show, I didn't get why there had to be something for just gays. It felt like they were separating themselves into a "them" and "us," but when the show was over, I totally understood.
I should start by explaining I really didn't know about homosexuals until I was in high school. I watched a 60 Minutes special and walked away with the impression all gay people lived in San Francisco. They referred to that city as the gay capital. What can I say? I wasn't the brightest back then. Plus I thought only men were homosexuals. I was in my early twenties by the time I met a lesbian.
So it's pretty obvious I lived in a bubble. But I got older and met more and more people, I now have friends who are gay. I didn't get the big deal or understand why people who call themselves Christian would terrorize homosexuals. I read the Bible cover to cover and the biggest lesson to be learned in those pages is God is the sole judge over us. We are not allowed to judge each other. So Bible-thumping in the name of God is actually going against God.
So back to the show, I have to admit it was odd watching same-sex couples kissing. Again, I live in a bubble, so I've never seen that happen in person. But you know what? The love these couples have for each other isn't any different from the love of heterosexual couples. The couples with kids, the bond almost seems stronger because of the prejudice they face on a daily basis.