Unity Wall Spotlight: Ira David Wood III (aka TIP’s Scrooge)
1. How do you think Hollywood/Media will view NC if Amendment One passes?
We’ll certainly lose a great deal of prestige.
2. What affects do you think the Amendment passing, could do to NC’s current growing film industry (Iron Man 3 being filmed this summer, Hunger Games sequel to be filmed in Raleigh, etc.)
The financial incentives that NC offers will be of utmost importance, but the quality of LIFE in North Carolina will certainly be the next important consideration.
3. Tell us a little bit about yourself and your personal history/ties to North Carolina
Born and raised here. This place has always been “home.”
4. What does your photo represent to you?
A positive step forward in support of the State I love and the wonderful people who inhabit it.
5. What does it mean to you, to be a North Carolinian / North Carolina family?
There is a quote I love: ” “The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.” ― Richard Bach, Illusions
When North Carolina has been at its bravest and best, it’s been because mutual respect and joy have been the fundamental base of the grand accomplishment.
6. Why did you take a Vote Against photo?
Because Curtis Brown said he would hold his breath and die if I didn’t.
7. What about Amendment One, is important to you?
It has profound meaning and implications to so many people I love and care deeply about.
8. How will the outcome of the May 8th Amendment affect you, personally?
It will add immeasurably to my sense of pride in my native State and its people, or it will be a source of sad disappointment.
9. For those reading this, what message would you like them to take away with?
Broaden your knowledge of the subject and widen your gaze as you consider the real issues. It’s so important to learn the true facts about the amendment. It’s then vital that you think for yourself. Don’t relegate that freedom to others - not your church, the news media, your political party, your workplace or your circle of friends. Think INCLUSIVELY not EXCLUSIVELY. Try your best not to be guided by prejudice, hate or bitterness in the process - regardless of the side you decide to take. Remember that true freedom, by its very nature, is to be shared by all people, not hoarded by a privileged few. A wise man once advised us to love others as we would want to be loved. Let us live our lives continually striving to put that advice into selfless action so that a better world becomes our precious gift to future generations.