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Mon Apr 2, 2012, 08:26 PM

I would like to offer a sincere apology to my LGBT friends.

I am a straight man, married to the woman of my dreams for nearly 14 years. However, I've believed for many years that the promise of America that we were taught in school is only true if it's offered and available to ALL Americans and all people, regardless of ethnic group, nationality, religion or SEXUALORIENTATION.

My wife's best friend has been in a relationship with another woman for almost as long as we have been married. Among the votes we'll be casting this November will be our vote to bring marriage equality to Maine FOR ONCE AND FOR ALL. We have frequently had this same sex couple watch our son and have had no reservations about the wholesomeness of the environment in their home. We say, with nothing but respect and love, that my wife's friend's partner is our son's favorite "uncle". We will happily attend their wedding when we have marriage equality in Maine. Three years ago when our family was homeless, this same sex couple were willing to open their door to our family when our pastor was about as helpful as an anchor is to a drowning man and as useful as a one legged man in an ass kicking contest.

We trust this couple with our son without doubt or reservation. We can't think of a single fundamentalist "christian" that we even want to speak to him.

That all being said, this is the reason for our apology.

For quite awhile my signature lines have always expressed my support for my wife's and my LGBT friends. The Treyvon Martin murder, however, has ignited in me a downright f***ing purple rage!

With no change in the level of respect, support and solidarity that I have for the LGBT community, I have changed my signature line to this...

"George Zimmerman needs to go to jail for a VERY long time."

When there is justice for Treyvon, I will again go back to my old style of sig line.

In the meantime, I feel very confident that the same trolls who would be pissed off at my support for the LGBT community would be equally pissed off at my desire for zimmerman's imprisonment.

At least there is that.

PEACE!

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Reply I would like to offer a sincere apology to my LGBT friends. (Original post)
MarianJack Apr 2012 OP
William769 Apr 2012 #1
MarianJack Apr 2012 #2
Bluenorthwest Apr 2012 #3
MarianJack Apr 2012 #5
Kurska Apr 2012 #4
MarianJack Apr 2012 #6
Fearless Apr 2012 #7
irisblue Apr 2012 #8
MarianJack Apr 2012 #9
Rowdyboy Apr 2012 #10
MarianJack Apr 2012 #11

Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 08:39 PM

1. No need to apologize for that.

Just keep spreading the word In Maine and we'll love you just the same.

And yes that racist asshole needs to go to jail for a very long time.

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Response to William769 (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 08:43 PM

2. Thank you, William769...

...and right back at'cha!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. That's nothing to apologize for....

 

at all.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:40 PM

5. Thank you, Bluenorthwest!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 09:28 PM

4. I only wish we had more allies like you.

You're a real friend to the gay community, I hope you know that.

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Response to Kurska (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 2, 2012, 11:43 PM

6. Thank you, Kurska!

If the polling is right, maybe there are more people like my wife and I. At this point it looks like we WILL FINALLY get Marriage Equality up here in Maine!

PEACE!

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Response to Kurska (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 12:20 AM

7. +1000!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 09:30 AM

8. so...

after the election, can ms. wonderful and i visit with you and your spouse?

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Response to irisblue (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 3, 2012, 11:24 AM

9. Sure!

We're in Augusta Maine. Where are you?

Of course if I don't get a job soon you may be visiting us at the tailgate of our car.

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Original post)

Thu Apr 5, 2012, 11:49 PM

10. Solidarity....Opposing injustice to Trayvon is the same as opposing injustice to Matthew Shepard....

both kids died because of who they were and I personally don't distinguish in hating the hate that ended both their lives.

And peace to you my friend.

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Response to Rowdyboy (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 05:26 AM

11. Thank you, Rowdyboy.

Your words mean a lot.

Hopefully he'll go to jail as Matthew's killers did also. The last thing that either of these young men were slurs about who and what they were.

For America to fulfill the promise that we were taught about in school, there truly needs to be Justice for ALL, regardless of race or sexual orientation.

PEACE!

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