An Open Letter to America's
Gay and Liberal Citizens
(OKLAHOMA CITY) In the same vein as Tip O'Neill's famous dictum, "All politics is local," I'm asking if all political murders are local.
Knoxville's alleged murderer, Jim Adkisson, who expected to die when he shot up a Unitarian Universalist church recently, left a four-page suicide letter saying that he was fed up with gays and liberals ruining the country, and reading the pretzel-twisted calumnies of Hate Radio commentators he decided to do something about it.
Let's remember the convicted killer Dan White, former San Francisco city council member, who also felt gays and liberals were standing in his way. He shot Mayor George Moscone and City Councilman Harvey Milk in their City Hall offices at point-blank range.
Our American history shows the sad failure our country has had in failing to support political and social leaders who push against the barbed-wire of narrow political and fundamentalist boundaries.
A short list would have to include the Kennedy brothers, Dr. M.L. King, Medgar Evers, and Malcom X.
Scapegoat is part of the definition of being a minority. Loners with fragile self-esteem and access to guns make targets of those who, mirage-like, appear in their befogged brains as the cause for their sleepless nights.
In Oklahoma we have Republican Representative Sally Kern lambasting gays as more threatening than terrorism, Islam, and cancer. Twice she has carried a loaded handgun into the Oklahoma Capitol Building in defiance of state law. However, the Highway Patrol, acting as judge and jury, decided Kern had no "malicious intent." I guess the Patrol hasn't seen Kern's Youtube clip.
Brent Rinehart, who lost his bid for re-election this week, is a dedicated homo-hater and used a self-authored hate-filled comic book as a lynch pin in his re-election bid. Rinehart will continue to blame, I'm sure, the gay agenda promoters and other Oklahoma County officials for standing in his way. Sound familiar? Rinehart is also a strong proponent of the 2nd Amendment.
When was the last time an openly gay/lesbian opened fire on a collection of bible fundies hot with the fire of righteousness for the cause of religious purity? When did you last hear an openly gay/lesbian legislator use their personal privilege on the floor of their state legislature or Congress to lobby for the passage of a bill that would limit any demographic group's aspect of their protection of the law as outlined in the Bill of Rights?
The Second Amendment doesn't trump the other Nine!