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Gay-bashing email & a pissed off Master Gardener

I'm posting from work so I may not have pretty links... 

stoney321 is on the email list for this company, Outsidepride.com. She is a Master Gardener for the state of Texas and as such has recommended their products to people. She won't be any more. Here is the text of the email she got:

This is not your typical newsletter from Outsidepride.com, Inc. In fact, this is the first one in six years which is not business related.I apologize for cluttering your inbox with an unsolicited email; however you are free to unsubscribe just by clicking the link at the bottom.

I want to share with you my television viewing experience the other night on prime time television. I ask those of you who agree with me to go to www.cbs.com and go to the bottom of the page, click the feed back link and express your opinion. I know the vast majority of you will agree with me as all polls indicate. We are the majority, not the minority as the liberal media would lead you to believe.

My wife and I sat down to watch television the other night with our children. Cold Case was on which is normally a fairly enjoyable show to watch; however, the last half hour of the show dealt with a young man who wished he had asked his male friend to come with him (long story short). The show ended with the two men hugging and obvious intimation they had discovered their gay feelings towards each other. The very next show was Without A Trace. The whole last half hour of this show was about two lesbians who were struggling with their feelings of lesbianism. It ended with full acceptance from one father and the two lesbians making out. Yes, they were kissing right at the end of the show on public prime time television. So much for wholesome family television.

Now, I am NOT trying to bash homosexuals and I am not a bigot;however, I feel homosexuality is morally wrong and should not be "promoted" as what is the norm for society. Text books are being rewritten as I am writing this to "highlight" every homosexual who has made a contribution to society. There are teachers who have been asked to make sure students know that, "This person in history was a homosexual." History is being rewritten to promote homosexuality and prime time television is doing its best to make homosexuality a "normal" behavior. If homosexuality was the norm, civilization would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago. Procreation takes a man and a woman. There was Adam and then there was Eve, not Adam and Steve.

There are literally tens of thousand of you reading this email right now. If you are tired of the way public television is going let CBS know! It will only take about 1 minute of your time. Again, just goto www.cbs.com and click the feedback link at the bottom. It is time the majority speak up and not let the minority run this country. The majority can bring back the Christian heritage this country was founded on because it is, "In God We Trust."

Thank you for your time,

Troy Hake
President
Outsidepride.com, Inc.



Stoney's post, including her intelligent & polite response is here: http://stoney321.livejournal.com/177578.html


Stoney also said: 
So. Here's where YOU come in. THIS IS THE CONTACT PAGE for the company, Outsidepride.com. Please take the time to email them and let them know how bigoted they are. I hope their mail servers gets so many hits, it bogs down. PLEASE DO NOT USE INFLAMMATORY LANGUAGE. Do not give them fuel to say "I told you so." Be polite. Be firm. And pass this on to as many people as you'd like. Link, cut and paste, repost, whatever you feel necessary.

I'd like to remind everyone that they sell SOIL and GLOVES. What that has to do with homosexuals on TV is beyond me. Ridiculous.

 

I intend to do just that. I will be emailing Mr. Hate Hake to let him know how much I object to his message. When I do that I will also post my response here for y'all to read. Also, I will be doing as several of Stoney's readers have suggested and be sending an email to CBS.com. Not to complain, however, but to compliment them on their honest portrayal of loving and realistic homosexual relationships.

This man's email annoys & angers me for so many different reasons, a few of them being:
1. Using his company's trusted name and resources to spread his personal prejudices and hatreds.
2. This quote: So much for wholesome family television. WTF? He was watching Cold Case and Without A Trace. Both are crime/police dramas which portray, among other things, murder, rape, kidnapping and pedophilia. That is wholesome family television? And a loving relationship isn't?
3. And the one that really annoys me, because rather than personal opinion it is based on false and inaccurate information: The majority can bring back the Christian heritage this country was founded on because it is, "In God We Trust."

No, no, no! This country was NOT founded on a Christian heritage. That is why there is NO mention of God in the Constitution!

The Constitution of these United States was ratified in 1789 without a single reference to "God." At that time, 4 percent (some figures may go as high as 20%) of the populace was church-involved and many statesmen were deists, including the first six presidents.
The first directions as to mottoes on currency were given in Statute II, Chapt. II, January 18, 1837, "An Act supplementary to the act entitled 'An Act establishing a mint, and regulating the coins of the United States.'" In it (a) Sec. 2, Sixth read:
"The engraver shall prepare and engrave, with the legal devices and inscriptions, all the dies used in the coinage of the mint and its branches."
and Sec. 13 read:
"And be it further enacted, That upon the coins struck at the mint there shall be the following devices and legends; upon one side of each of said coins there shall be an impression emblematic of liberty, with an inscription of the word LIBERTY, and the year of the coinage; and upon the reverse of each of the gold and silver, there shall be the figure or representation of an eagle, with the inscription United States of America, and a designation of the value of the coin; but on the reverse of the dime and half dime, cent and half cent, the figure of the eagle shall be omitted."
The coinage was totally secular; as clean from a mention of God as was the Constitution. 

"In God We Trust" was not added to coins until 1864 when the Director of the U.S. Mint, Mr. Pollock, decided to bring religion to U.S. currency. It wasn't until the religious furver and paranoia of the Cold War and McCarthyism in 1955 that the religious forces managed to get the phrase onto paper money as well, and it wasn't adopted as the national motto until 1956.

OK, that's my tangent. 




So please, if you disagree with this man's beliefs and tactics, please take the time to tell him. Obviously, if you agree with him, you also have every right to respond. After all, free speech was one of the things that this country really was founded on. Of course, I like to believe that no one on my flist would encourage prejudice and hatred. If you have an opposing belief to mine you don't have to hide it. I just ask that all responses be polite and not contain any personal attacks.

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