Homo Hot Homophobe of the Day
Not one but two Slog readers just wrote in to alert us to the amazing email sent out today by the owner of Outsidepride.com, which sounds like it could be some online community of ex-gays but is actually a gardening supply retailer. Nevertheless, after one traumatic night of watching CBS, Outsidepride’s owner Troy Hake saw fit to send the following email to his entire customer base:
This is not your typical newsletter from Outsidepride.com, Inc. In fact, this is the first one in six years which is not business related. I apologize for cluttering your inbox with an unsolicited email; however you are free to unsubscribe just by clicking the link at the bottom.
I want to share with you my television viewing experience the other night on prime time television. I ask those of you who agree with me to go to www.cbs.com and go to the bottom of the page, click the feedback link and express your opinion. I know the vast majority of you will agree with me as all polls indicate. We are the majority, not the minority as the liberal media would lead you to believe.
My wife and I sat down to watch television the other night with our children. Cold Case was on which is normally a fairly enjoyable show to watch; however, the last half hour of the show dealt with a young man who wished he had asked his male friend to come with him (long story short). The show ended with the two men hugging and obvious intimation they had discovered their gay feelings towards each other. The very next show was Without A Trace. The whole last half hour of this show was about two lesbians who were struggling with their feelings of lesbianism. It ended with full acceptance from one father and the two lesbians making out. Yes, they were kissing right at the end of the show on public prime time television. So much for wholesome family television.
Now, I am NOT trying to bash homosexuals and I am not a bigot; however, I feel homosexuality is morally wrong and should not be “promoted” as what is the norm for society. Text books are being rewritten as I am writing this to “highlight” every homosexual who has made a contribution to society. There are teachers who have been asked to make sure students know that, “This person in history was a homosexual.” History is being rewritten to promote homosexuality and prime time television is doing its best to make homosexuality a “normal” behavior. If homosexuality was the norm, civilization would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago. Procreation takes a man and a woman. There was Adam and then there was Eve, not Adam and Steve.
There are literally tens of thousand of you reading this email right now. If you are tired of the way public television is going let CBS know! It will only take about 1 minute of your time. Again, just go to www.cbs.com and click the feedback link at the bottom. It is time the majority speak up and not let the minority run this country. The majority can bring back the Christian heritage this country was founded on because it is, “In God We Trust.”
Thank you for your time,
I’m almost ready to believe his assertion of non-bigotry—no legitimate bigot would’ve screwed up the “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve” quote. Still, Hake’s extension of his paper-thin, black-and-white worldview to the whole of the world’s population is a classic bigot move—CBS wasn’t presenting homosexuality as “the norm,” they were presenting it as one of many possible norms, but such dualism is terrifying to bigots, who are locked in a battle to make their beliefs the world’s beliefs, and can only imagine everyone else is trying to do the same.
Whatever. Go to the CBS website and tell them you appreciate the inclusion. (Scroll down to the “feedback” link on the bottom left.)