A Call To Arms

Posted: February 20, 2011 in Equal Rights, LGBT Rights

Being such aggressive proponents for the Freedom of Speech & Freedom of Information as we are, we have hitherto allowed you to continue preaching your benighted gospel of hatred and your theatrical exhibitions of, not only your fascist views, but your utter lack of Christ-like attributes. You have condemned the men and women who serve, fight, and perish in the armed forces of your nation; you have prayed for and celebrated the deaths of young children, who are without fault; you have stood outside the United States National Holocaust Museum, condemning the men, women, and children who, despite their innocence, were annihilated by a tyrannical embodiment of fascism and unsubstantiated repugnance. Rather than allowing the deceased some degree of peace and respect, you instead choose to torment, harass, and assault those who grieve.
Your demonstrations and your unrelenting cascade of disparaging slurs, unfounded judgments, and prejudicial innuendos, which apparently apply to every individual numbered amongst the race of Man – except for yourselves – has frequently crossed the line which separates Freedom of Speech from deliberately utilizing the same tactics and methods of intimidation and mental & emotional abuse that have been previously exploited and employed by tyrants and dictators, fascists and terrorist organizations throughout history.

An Open Letter To Westboro Baptist Church

So, we now know that, unfortunately, the open letter was a fake.

But, perhaps, we should view it as a call to arms, regardless. Now, I’m not suggesting we all hack their website. That would be illegal. Or even that we should take as radical approach as Bash Back! But seriously, perhaps we should truly take up the fight for equality.

Look at the African American Civil Rights Movement in the 50s and 60s. Look at our own past, with the Stonewall Riots which became “the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.” If we are to truly make a difference we must make sure that everyone has gay rights on their mind. We have to make sure they see it and are exposed to it every day.

It’s sad. I have a friend from high school, intelligent guy, that, upon learning of the repeal of DADT, could only incredulously exclaim, “You mean that wasn’t already allowed?!”

Perhaps, a lot of the issue is, not enough people know what is going on. Only the anti-gay biggots, and those within the LGBT community, have that much of a clue just what is really going on. Why should we wait for a reason to demonstrate? Every day that passes without equality is our reason. Just as MLK, Gandhi, Malcom X, Rosa Parks, and every other Civil Rights activist lived their lives a constant demonstration, so should we.

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