Occasionally rightwing trolls wander into liberal blogs and leave their droppings just to let us know they’re around, I suppose.
Pam Spaulding, the host and editor of one of our favorite sites, Pam’s House Blend, is as strong an advocate for progressive values – and queer rights – as they come. It’s not surprising, therefore, that she was singled out to be the recipient of this missive from a typical Bush voter that I thought I’d pass along:
Subject: Amazing Website
From: “Robert Lundey”
Date: Sat, July 23, 2005 10:23 pm
Why is it that anytime someone disagrees with the homosexual lifestyle, they are a “homophobe?” You stupid ignorant homos who made up that word are so DUMB that the logic of the word as it relates to those who are accused of being one makes no sense. “Phobe” signifies fear, who is afraid of you warped people?
Why dont [sic] you carry your nasty carpet munching and pole smoking selves to a secluded island and do all the nasty fudge-packing and patty caking you want to. Stay to yourselves so your nasty lifestyle will die out.
The reason faggots and lesbos get such a bad name is because of dyke bitches like you who are always pointing fingers and looking for handouts.
You call a guy, who happens to be a pator [sic] a homophobe because he is against homosexuality? I am no Bible scholar, but I do know there are various places in the Bible that teach against that perverted lifestyle. If this guy did not follow his Bible, then he would be going against God. Lets [sic] see support [sic] the rump rangers and butches or support God…no contest! and dont [sic] give me your crap about God being a loving and accepting God. He loves everyone, just not there [sic] lifestyle. I know this stuff and I am not even a Christian!
Get a life you nasty muff diving dyke whore!
Leaving aside the fact that Mr. Lundey had nothing better to do at 10PM on a Saturday night than type up this hilariously self-deluded screed – can’t get a date much? – let’s look at the larger issue.
One thing I have learned in my 49.999999 years on the planet is that when it comes to sexuality there are two kinds of people: those who are comfortable with the way God (and by that I mean Nature) created them – and those whose sexual desires are so repressed that they are expressed in twisted, tortured and hateful ways.
As a gay person, I do not think about – much less dwell on, day after day after day – the particular sex practices that straight people enjoy. I mean, it’s fine – yall do whatever floats your boat. To each his own. Whatever, whatever.
Why do ostensibly straight people like this Mr. Lundey – or opinion-makers whose views he has regurgitated here like Pat Robertson, Donald Wildmon, Jerry Falwell and especially Jesse Helms – spend so much time obsessing about the mechanics of other people’s sex lives?
Another question. When they dwell on same-gender sex aren’t they, in fact, fantas1zing about it?
If you’re a self-identifying straight person but you’re obsessed with homosexuality to the point that it consumes your life, making you increasingly more hostile and agitated day by day – seek counseling. You may just be queer yourself.