Dear Mrs. Edwards,
I just learned of your plans to speak at the Gay Pride event this Sunday in San Francisco and I am overwhelmed at the implications of this profound gesture. To say that I am overjoyed is an understatement.
Thank you for showing Americans that courage and integrity can go hand in hand with politics. I hope and pray that your actions help flush away the ugly memories of the 2004 presidential campaign and show the American people that sacrificing the rights of a whole group of Americans or turning a minority into the enemy is not a prerequisite to making headway with the electorate.
And please know your message is not lost on any parent who has a gay child. After the 2004 election we didn’t need a crystal ball to figure out that George Bush was only interested in using our gay and lesbian children as sacrificial lambs at his altar of political power. He was never our president.
Your decision to reach out to the very people that this current president trampled over and over again is a very healing gesture. And after 6 ½ years of this administration, I believe you will find many Americans quite receptive to what you are offering.
And one more thing, thank you for showing us what real Christian Values looks like. After 6 ½ years of George W. Bush, we really needed a refresher course.
Hat tip Paddy