The greatest bigotry ever told
This is Gerald Gay’s response to a gay Wyomingite’s email regarding HB74. This is not a joke. The segment in blockquote format is the section he pasted from the man’s email.
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 09:34:18 -0800
Subject: Re: HR 0074
“With the country trying to move forward, but constantly being pulled backwards, I would like ask you a question before you make your vote tomorrow.
Try to think of one of your children, or your grandchildren coming to you to tell you they are gay. Of course you know it will be very difficult for them, because everyone is against them and they will be fighting for rights all of their lives, but, you love them and want only the best for them.
How would you like them to think of you and your vote on this resolution? Cause and effect.”
I appreciate your question. However having the family name “Gay” I look at this issue somewhat differently:
Try explaining to your 7 year-old why the kids in the schoolyard ridicule him for his name and tell nasty jokes that really have nothing to do with him or his lifestyle. Try explaining to a very young child that some people are different and conduct themselves in a manner that societies have taught is abhorrent but in order to gain social acceptance they have adopted a word with a very different meaning in order to make their lifestyle seem more mainstream. A child of that age can’t grasp certain subtle nuances. This would be a very different issue if we still used the words “homosexual” or “sodomite” to describe such choices.
Imagine for a moment the nonsense I hear about this reprobate issue every day of my life. Every member of my family has universally turned its’ back on the use of the family name to describe sodomy. So in answer to your question, I feel confident that none of my descendants will ever come to me and say “I am gay”. And yes, I do wish more people considered “cause and effect” when making the choices they make.
Gerald Gay, arguing against gun control.
Wait, video arcades still exist? Bitchin’