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BACK DOOR BOY IN A FRONT DOOR WORLD
OUTSIDE OF SOCIETY - THAT'S WHERE I WANT TO BE
Because I'm PISSED OFF, That's Why. 
10th-Mar-2008 10:50 pm
FU Queer
By now I'm sure most people have heard about Oklahoma State Representative Sally Kern's horrific hate speech (hear it here). Today, she's issued a press statement that is both unrepentant and back-pedaling. Dan at GayPolitics.com mentioned that they didn't want to give her name or contact info initially because they didn't want to give her the medida attention, but I have a serious problem with that. For starters, how can we hold elected officials to account when we don't know who they are? Sure this might sway those virulently anti-gay assholes more in that realm, but they were already there to begin with, there have always been religious winguts that way and always will be - but we stand NO chance of thinning their ranks if we allow them to remain anonymous. I came out of the closet (more like smashed it into fucking kindling when I was 15) because it's not fair to be in that place, and I don't want closet homophobes or closet racists either. Free speech rights for all, not just those you agree with. All speech should be protected, even unpopular speech. FUCK censorship. I've been saying this for years, I'm not about to stop now.

If you want to tow that line, fine by me. Just own it and be honest about it. If you're a homophobic bigot, give Fred Phelps a run for his money and wear it on your sleeve - just don't cry foul or complain when we fight back. If you're alright about being an avowed racist, that's fine too - just make sure you don't save your nigger/kike/chink/jap/gook jokes for your white friends only - tell them everywhere you go and in mixed company. Go big or go the fuck home, because otherwise you lack the courage of your convictions and you don't really believe in anything you profess. Let Mrs. Kern say what she wants to say, and rather than baselessly bitching about it, DO SOMETHING for a change. Use your outrage and accomplish something with your anger. Call or write your congressmen and Senators, find out where they stand on these issues and make sure they know your vote carries influence. Make them grovel for it - that's part of the fucking problem, they're caught up in their own power trips, shut that shit down - and stay on them. Write letters to your local paper to be printed in the editorials. Write TIME, USA Today, Newsweek, U. S. News, Chicago Tribune, Dallas News, New York Times, Newsday, Boston Globe, SF Examiner, and the SF Chronicle.

Learn who the REAL enemies are and fight them.

Do your homework on hate crime statistics.

Question and challenge yourself and others.

Get involved in organizations that interest you.

FIGHT BACK.

I made this graphic earlier just for this post. Link to it if you want to.



COPY & REPOST:

Comments 
11th-Mar-2008 03:22 am (UTC)
What you say is true and I'm stepping up my game.
11th-Mar-2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Rock on.
11th-Mar-2008 04:17 am (UTC)
icon love. ♥ justin.

i can has?

also, reposting. :)

11th-Mar-2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Of course, and thank you.
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11th-Mar-2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
Awesome - thanks!
11th-Mar-2008 07:43 am (UTC)
She's right in one point though. She DOES have the right to execute her constitional right of free speech.

Just like her voters have the right to exercise their rights of free speech and "just say no" come next election.
11th-Mar-2008 01:24 pm (UTC)
DAMN RIGHT ON BOTH COUNTS!
11th-Mar-2008 09:38 am (UTC)
Add me to the chorus of "damn right." Totally linking in my eljay.
11th-Mar-2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
I thank you.
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11th-Mar-2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
MOOCHAS GREASYASS!!
11th-Mar-2008 11:33 am (UTC)
I don't have much to write about these days so I have been quiet on my LJ. But this is a perfect excuse to update it today.

Thanks again AB for keeping me up to date on the enemies of my gay friends.
11th-Mar-2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
Thanks, love.
11th-Mar-2008 01:20 pm (UTC)
You need to drop a > just before BORDER=0
11th-Mar-2008 01:25 pm (UTC)
D'OH! Thanks muchly!
11th-Mar-2008 01:53 pm (UTC)
Linky? Yes thank you! :D
11th-Mar-2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Love it
11th-Mar-2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
(friend of Lupas, was linked here)

This is exactly what i needed. Thank you. I realize i've been lax in my activism.

no more of that now.

Reposted to my LJ

11th-Mar-2008 04:36 pm (UTC)
A fine entry and excellent graphic. Reposted!
11th-Mar-2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Posted on my LJ. Thanks so much for this.

<3
11th-Mar-2008 07:54 pm (UTC)
I was linked here by Mfoley and GothicOreo...I am posting this to my journal as well, and writing letters!
11th-Mar-2008 09:55 pm (UTC)
(Here via something other than the mutual friends route I would have expected, it turns out.)

Thank you for this. It needs to be said, as loudly and as often as possible. Linked in my own LJ.
11th-Mar-2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
followed the link crumbs from LupaBitch's blog - relinking in my own, public setting.
11th-Mar-2008 11:40 pm (UTC)
Posted, dude.
17th-Mar-2008 02:47 am (UTC)
Posting, got a bigger copy?
17th-Mar-2008 02:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for reposting, but sorry - that's the only one I have.
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