With permission of its sender, here is a great email I received last week.Â Â Thanks Joe!
I recently discovered your blog, and I write this email as a way of saying thank you for putting forth such an excellent stream of views and creating a community voice very much needed in the political climate.
I have always identified myself as a liberal, although most liberals would not call me a very good one. (I think I was the only gay person at my college who voted for Bob Dole.)Â Perhaps I am the classic Ohio voter, inconsistent, ornery, and opinionated. I want for same-sex couples to enjoy state-sponsored marriage, but until I explored some of the blog entries on your website, I was never able to articulate why.
You’ve given me some language to put with my (rather conservative) beliefs about the institution, and (most of) your contributors and commenters approach these social and political issues without coming across as childish or (uggh) “entitled.”
For a long time now, I have begun my day by catching up with the news and opinions on Pam’s House Blend. Pam also runs an excellent blog, from the liberal side, and I respect her views even when I have a different opinion. My great compliment to you is that I now view your blog every morning in contrast to hers.
It’s a perfect balance, and it’s wonderful to know that there is a community of gay Americans who support small government, fiscal integrity, and personal responsibility.
So thanks for helping me out, particularly in this important election year, as I try to make sense of what seems like a constant barrage of bad news everywhere.
Joe from Dayton, OH
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