It’s been a while since I have gotten hate e-mails. When I first started blogging, I used to receive two or three a week, usually from people who just discovered the blog and were really angry that a gay man could express a perspective different from their own — and that of the gay media/culture mainstream. It seems that when certain angry individuals hear about our blog from some left-of-center blog, they feel compelled to write in to lambaste it and attack us.
Well, shortly after such a blogger picked up our conservative blogress diva contest, I received my first piece of hate-mail in some time. So delicious was this missive that I thought I’d share the whole thing (minus the sender’s name) with you:
What the hell is wrong with you? How can you support Bush? Not only is he the worst President in the history of the US (with the possible exception of James Buchanan) who has made this country not only much less safe than it was when he took over the Presidency, nearly bankrupted our treasury and made us the pariah of global politics, but he is a man who actively works to strip you of your rights. Does the Constitutional Amendment to ban gay marriage ring any bells with you? How can you collaborate with your enemy – someone who you know full well hates you & everything you are about? You have no business insulting anyone else. I suggest you take a long, hard look in the mirror, and figure out what is wrong with yourself (and there appears to be PLENTY) before you continue impugning the patriotism of people who disagree with you. It is people like you who are literally ripping this country apart at it’s seems, and the rest of us are really getting tired of it. Clearly, America is just not that important to you. You are happy to watch our country swirl down the drain, if it means that thugs & liars like yourself and the President you so admire can redistribute tax dollars to the super-rich, rape the environment, curtail civil liberties and wage endless war. What is good for the country is of no concern to you & your ilk at all. It’s only what you, or your deranged political leaders, want. It’s all about YOU. That literally disgusts me, and you should be completely ashamed of yourself, not that you have any notion of what shame might be, judging from your reprehensible blog. In closing, if you can’t be a positive force in the Gay & Lesbian community, and help people LIKE YOURSELF to have the same rights and access to Government that straight people enjoy, then SHUT UP.
I have already taken issue with this writer in a series of e-mails. But, it’s striking how insult- and anger-filled his missive is. And such angry leftists are the ones accusing us of hatred!
Not only that. He misrepresents our views as well as conservative ideas in general. Indeed, his hate-filled screed seems little different from the anti-gay diatribes of the most extreme social conservatives. The only difference is that they’re projecting their own demons onto different targets.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com