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AFA's sample letter for Day of Silence 4/25/08 March 13, 2008

Posted by truthspew in AFA, Donald E. Wildmon, Dumb Ass Mother Fuckers, evangelism, homophobia, Idiots, keep your faith to yourself, nature, objectionable material, politics, religion, secular society.
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Sign up for the AFA’s email alerts, I did it some time ago and anytime they really piss me off I post it here.

The latest is the following:

Homosexual Day of Silence – Is Your Child’s School on the list?

Dear ,

Because of the action of concerned parents, hundreds of schools have removed their school as a listed participant in the pro-homosexual “Day of Silence.” You can join the fight for your children too!

On, Friday, April 25, several thousand schools across the nation will be observing “Day of Silence (DOS).” DOS is a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools.

When AFA alerted parents of this public school classroom disruption by homosexual student activists, many took action immediately! If you haven’t gotten involved, it’s critical that you do so today!

A simple phone call or letter to school administrators, telling them your child will not attend school the day it observes DOS, may be enough to cause some participating schools to change their plans. Sample letter here.

Please listen to a 60-second radio ad warning parents about Day of Silence, then forward this email to your local Christian or conservative radio station. Ask them to broadcast it as a Public Service Announcement (PSA)! MP3 file or WAV file

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about the Day of Silence.

In the past week alone, over 200 schools have announced they are dropping plans to participate. Please, get involved for the sake or your children, and all children, today!

Take Action!

What should parents do? Check with your local school principal to see if your child’s school will be participating in DOS. If the school is participating, notify other parents about DOS and ask them to join in keeping their children out of school on that day.

Here is a partial list of schools which are expected to participate in DOS: If your school is listed, call your local school and ascertain whether they officially or passively allow students to observe “Day of Silence.” If your school is listed, please double-check with your local school to see if the school is actually sponsoring DOS. Sometimes the “participation” turns out to be a handful of kids who are saying they have a homosexual club and are observing this protest day, but without school endorsement. We sincerely hope your school, if listed, is not actually an official sponsor. If it is not, we will take them off the list, if a school official asks us to do so. Please e-mail your correction to webmaster@missionamerica.com.

Some tips:

1. Be sure of the date that DOS is planned for your school. (The national date is April 25, but some schools observe DOS on a different date.)
2. Inform the school of your intention to keep your child home on that date and explain why. Click here for a sample letter.
3. Explain to your children why you’re taking a stand: Homosexual behavior is not an innate identity; it is a sinful, unnatural and destructive behavior. No school should advance a physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive sexual lifestyle to students.
4. Schools do not have to tolerate students remaining silent in class. Schools can adopt policies that require parental consent for students to attend any club, including those premised on sexual orientation or gender identity. Click here for more information from Attorney Mat Staver with Liberty Counsel who provides free information to parents, students, and schools regarding their rights associated with noncompliance on the Day of Silence.

Thank you for caring enough to get involved. If you feel our efforts are worthy of support, would you consider making a small tax-deductible contribution? Click here to make a donation.

Sincerely,

Don

Donald E. Wildmon, Founder and Chairman American Family Association

The PDF file can be found here. I suggest we use the letter except modify it in support of the Day of Silence.

I’m so sick and tired of being told that I’m pushing an agenda, I’m not doing so and neither are the other gay people I know. I haven’t even gotten my copy of the gay agenda nor have many people that I know.

I only know that I hope Wildmon suffers a debilitating anyeurism or something equally painful. I know, it’s evil of me but when they keep putting out shit like this it irks me something fierce.

When he spouts religious bullshit like this:

3. Explain to your children why you’re taking a stand: Homosexual behavior is not an innate identity; it is a sinful, unnatural and destructive behavior. No school should advance a physically, emotionally, and spiritually destructive sexual lifestyle to students.

I feel that I have to take this apart, point by point. No homosexuality is not an identity, it is my sexuality. Otherwise I am a person and deserve to be treated like every other person, not discriminated against for who it is that I chose to love.

By stating is sinful, unnatural and destructive Wildmon is clearly invoking religious dogma which has no place in secular and moral society. Since I don’t believe in the Judeo-Christian God, it isn’t sinful. And when you look at the Biblical argument, lest we forget that the Bible also sanctions slavery, women as chattel etc. Yet we conveniently say those are taken out of context while the prohibition against homosexual content is constantly bandied about. They don’t talk about the other parts of Leviticus, particularly those indicating one shouldn’t eat shellfish, or sleep with ones wife when she is menstruating.

Since homosexuality isn’t exclusive to homo sapiens I can conclude that once again Wildmon is pulling this out of his ass. This is typical of all the religious characters I’ve run across in my lifetime. They’ll take a few passages out of context to justify their discomfort with and bigotry against a class of people.

As far as being destructive, how so? Just because we can’t procreate naturally doesn’t mean we can’t have a positive role in society. But the religious would deny that to us.

Calling homosexuality physically destructive is interesting. Perhaps he should talk to Dr. John Corvino about the “parts don’t fit” argument.

Emotionally we’re no different from the heterosexuals. We have our well balances, our slightly off kilter, and out batshit crazy too. There is no difference whatsoever since emotionally we span the spectrum.

The spirituality part is what shows Wildmon’s hand. He’s a hateful religious bigot. If I’m wrong and there is a heaven and hell, Wildmon is most certainly headed for hell. Actually I’d like to create that hell for him. I’d put him in a room with a bunch of hot guys sucking and fucking. It’d be fun to watch Wildmon’s head explode.

Another thing related to Dr. Corvino is the statement about calling it a lifestyle. No, it’s our life! Not lifestyle. To imply style means we chose it. I know in my case I didn’t choose to be gay, I have been gay all my life.

In short, I’d like to personally tell Wildmon to take a flying leap off a steep cliff.

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A reason to carry a camera with you June 8, 2007

Posted by truthspew in nature, Red Tailed Hawk.
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Today I was working on one of the computers in the state library when the chief librarian called me over to the windows near the balcony. Sitting on one edge was a Red Tailed Hawk.

I had my camera with me, with very low battery but managed to squeeze off this shot. I hadn’t noticed it earlier but my feathered friend is standing on one leg.

Apparently this guy loves to hunt the State House grounds. The chief librarian related to me that one day they saw him dive at a rabbit, and snatch it up. Of course the rabbit was right on the same path as a volleyball game. The raptor then took his rabbit up to the balcony outside the library and proceeded to have lunch. I would LOVE to have gotten pictures of that.

It’s a very healthy looking specimen of Red Tailed Hawk too. I took the picture with a little bit of zoom (I was all of about 8 to 10 feet from the bird!) and had the focus set for the bird, to the exclusion of the background. Came out very nicely if I do say so.

I’m fascinated by predators, be they birds of prey, sharks, or even cats. Those are what I would consider to be top predators though humans have the distinction of being able to kill all three.

I even got some other interesting shots before the battery died.

One was of the Story Corps project trailer. In a nutshell this woman is doing oral histories in the trailer. I might actually stop in one of these days.

Another nice one is the Bajnotti Fountain in springtime. This one looks so much better than the winter shot I did.

Then there’s the old Chevy. I think it’s an early 40’s model by the look of it but can’t quite place it yet.