I found these two pieces of “fan” email a hoot… and wanted to share with all of you.
This one is from “PBatch617”:
After 9/11 Pat Robinson and Jerry Fallwell blamed the attacks on the United States on Americas acceptance of homo-sexuals, abortionists, feminists and secularists. Give me a break. The RADICAL, right wing of the Republican party has more in common with Islamic wackos than it does than it does most freedom loving Americans. If each had there way, we would live a theocracy where anyone who did not share their religious views would be persecuted.
I believe that the Islamic terrorists should have the crap bombed out of them and the Radical right wing of the Republican party should be voted out.
Substitute “American liberal wackos” for “Islamic wackos” and I tend to agree with you. (See above posting)
On your last two points…. President Bush put his political neck on the line to be pro-active in the War on Terror; as you suggest. I hope you are young, because I doubt in the next decade at least you will see anything but a further move to the Republican Party when all the Democrats are consumed with is hatred, not ideas.
And this one from Tyler:
You argue that straight acceptance gays should come before legislation and we as gays need to be on our best behaviour for straight eyes. Frankly, I don’t care what rednecks think of me. That is NOT the point. If we left the desegregation of the South up to referenda, it would have NEVER happened. The question of rights is not a question left up to the tyranny of the majority. Let us not forget that Hitler was democratically elected.
Tyler sounds a lot like the head of the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force, Matt Foreman who said the following last year after the first majority win by a President since 1988: “Well, fundamentally human rights should never be put up for a popular vote. Even today if we put the freedoms that we take for granted, like freedom of press or religion or speech, up to a popular vote, we would lose them in most of our states — maybe not most, but at least half of them.”
Well Matt & Tyler… I’m sorry that’s “the America” you live in. Mine is much more optimistic and hopeful that through hard work, and not quick fixes, the American public will move our way. Most people don’t give a damn about your sexuality (straight or gay) unless you are flaunting it in their faces.
I’d bet that Matt & Tyler were also both opposed to voting in Iraq and prefered a dictator who “protected” the Iraqis “human rights” with Uday & Qusay? After all, President Bush is evil…. Saddam Hussein opposed him…. so the Gay Left must have supported Saddam Hussein, right? Simple math equation.
-Bruce (GayPatriot) – firstname.lastname@example.org