Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dear Senator Larry Craig from Idaho

Please consider today your lucky day. Why? Well there are actually 2 reasons:

One: I am not going to join the thousands of others who have already piled on at your expense even though I am so disgusted with you I could spit. Nope, today I’m going to use great restraint and forgo the seething rant and instead just say thank you.

(But for those who visit this site for the seething rants, there are others who have already done the ranting and seething for me: Obsideon Wings, Daily Dish, Balloon Juice, Carpetbagger, Shakesville, Bark Bark Woof Woof, Pam’s House Blend, Americablog, Republic of T., BC, etc.)

Yep, that’s right Senator Craig, you heard me right, I want to thank you. You see, you have just shown millions of parents who have gay and lesbian children why they absolutely, positively MUST encourage their children to come out and proudly be who they are. You have also confirmed why all parents should not only accept their gay and lesbian children but embrace and love their gay and lesbian children just exactly as they are.

And Senator Craig, you have done a marvelous job of showing millions of parents just how toxic and harmful the closet is and why all parents need to encourage their gay and lesbian children to come out into the sunshine and proudly celebrate who they are. I mean after all, no truly good and loving parent would ever wish upon their beloved child the pitiful, tortured, hypocritical, and pathetic existence you have endured for decades.

But that is not all you have done for the gay and lesbian community Senator. In addition to all of the above, you have also confirmed for the many parents like me who have embraced their gay and lesbian children from the start what great gifts unconditional love and acceptance are for our children. Could there be any greater family or Christian value than that Senator?

Two: And the second reason this is your lucky day Senator is that you have now been handed the opportunity to come out into the sunshine yourself. Take it sir and don’t look back. Let today be the beginning of the rest of your life.

Yes, you’ll have some pretty big regrets you’ll have to deal with along the way, such as the long trail of people you’ve hurt with your sinful deceptions and hypocrisies, the many years you’ve wasted trying to be something God never intended you to be, and the family members you’ve lied to and deceived, but you cannot go on living this twisted, demented existence any longer, you must be true to yourself.

Try it, you’ll be glad you did. And besides, you will never find the intimacy, love, and acceptance you so crave in the stalls of airport bathrooms. That can only be found when you finally admit who you are: a gay man who is just as worthy of love and respect as your heterosexual counterparts. Share


Geoff (Seattle, said...

THANK YOU for your brilliant and articulate response to the galling hypocrisy and unbridled hubris of Sen. Craig, yet another in a long, sad line of less-than-straight males consumed with self-hatred and a strong penchant for anti-gay legislation! What I still don't understand is WHY these men feel the only way for them to cope with their sexual orientation is become raging homophobes. It is, of course, all the more scary when they are in positions of power. You can't help but wonder how many more of them are out there right now working against the interests and well-being of gay citizens in a pathetic attempt to prove they are completely heterosexual. Definitely a scary thought.

tina said...

I wish this could be printed in all the major newspapers in the U.S.

Tom said...

Coming out has been and is still very difficult for many of us. I have come to the same conclusion as you. It is a MUST that we all come out and embrace who we are in order to make our lives better for ourselves.