There are few things in the popular discourse today more dishonest than the narrative the mainstream media wish to peddle about the tea parties, that those of us who participate in such protests are mean-spirited, narrow-minded, racist and anti-gay. We are neither interested in civil discourse nor the democratic process.
And much as many of those who malign us are peddling this preposterous notion, they’re busy smearing us with a sexual slur.
Now, although we know that even the reality of such protests won’t disabuse some critics of the image in their heads, we still should try to show just how broad-based, how tolerant are the tea parties. Therefore, I instruct all blog readers who are free this coming Thursday, April 15 to attend the Tea Party nearest you and find some means to identify yourself as a gay person as did these readers at past such protests:
If you’re not gay yourself, please hold a sign that says something like, “Proud Reader of a Gay Blog & Opponent of Big Government.”
Take pictures if you can, send them in and let me know how the crowd reacts. I daresay you’ll be as well-received a were those fine people above.
Although I’m not much of a fan of protest, I did have fun at the four tea parties I attended last year, meeting great people and promoting freedom. Join me at the LA Tax Day Tea Party Rally at Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, 11111 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 915 in Los Angeles, CA 90025-3343, this coming Thursday, April 15 at 5:30pm.