26444658 - Correspondence Fighting Intolerance Not"Uncivil To the Edilor am writing in response to the letter from John L Watkins printed in the

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Correspondence Fighting Intolerance Not "Uncivil" To the Edilor: [ am writing in response to the letter from John L. Watkins printed in the Correspon- dence column of the May-June 2007 issue [which criticized Dan Savage's contest to as- sign a vulgar definition to the word "santo- rum"). I found it disquieting to think that any homosexual or gay-friendly person could chastise members of our community for "un- civil" comments about a bigot of the reli- gious Right like [former Senator] Rick Santo- rum. Santorum's views on the civil rights of gay people iire tantamount to the Bible- backed arguments used in support of slavery in this country 150 years ago. Rick Santorum's despicable views and ma- nipulation of religious sensitivities are repre- hensible and worthy of the vilification that Doug Savage's campaign has waged. Social outrage is the only proper response to the hubris of Santorum and others who insist on excluding us all from their narrow definition of who is worthy to receive social justice. I say. right on to Savage's brashness in today's all-too-complaccnt gay community! It Is time to attack and expose the self-righteous bigots that are yard-by-yard taking away the civil liberties of millions of Americans. I think we have not yet begun to become un- civil! It is time that we reread Thoreau's
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course CHEM 112 taught by Professor Hardy during the Spring '08 term at Adams State University.

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26444658 - Correspondence Fighting Intolerance Not"Uncivil To the Edilor am writing in response to the letter from John L Watkins printed in the

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