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An Open Letter to Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson

From 9/14/2001
Putting this up cause it feels right to do it.


This is in response to the following article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28620-2001Sep14.html

Dear Jerry and Pat:

In this time of coming together, in this time of crisis, in this time of Republicans and Democrats working TOGETHER, in this time of cooperation and recovery it deeply saddens me to see that your intolerance still burns as brightly as ever.

The thickness of the blinders that you must wear to not let you see that it's the attitudes like yours, intolerance like yours, and bigotry like yours that are the true termites eating away at the foundations of our great nation is amazing. When we come together without prejudice to try to make our country strong, you choose to chip away at what we're doing by blaming those different from you for what has happened. You use your influence over people to commit your own faith based terrorism on the citizens of this country. You use the fact that people trust you to turn them against people who's attitudes, beliefs and lifestyles are different from yours.

Well you know what guys? It's not going to work. The people of these United States of America are smarter than that. We've come to understand, if only recently, that we HAVE a common bond in being American. It doesn't matter what our religion is, what our political beliefs are, what our sexual orientation is, or wether we're pro-life or pro-choice. Because no matter what, we're pro-America and pro each other.

Jerry and Pat, your time is done. The true Spirit of America is now shining brighter than any shadow you can cast with your finger pointing and your theological statements. The new theology will incorporate love and tolerance not the hatred that you preach.

On behalf of everyone who doesn't WANT walk the same path as you, I pray that someday you see the New Light.

Sincerely,
me
4 posts. 1 day. Prolific little bastard, eh?
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