Saturday, February 26, 2011
Dear Mike Huckabee
After watching a short excerpt from a CNN interview you did with John King earlier today, I spent the rest of the day trying to wrap my mind around the obvious hatred and disgust you have for a large segment of people in this country, one of whom happens to be my son. I cannot describe to you how deeply offensive and hurtful it was to watch you defend your very backward views on gay marriage and gay parenting. I sat there in stunned silence as you called gay marriage and gay parenting a "social experiment". And as if that wasn't enough you went on to say that it would be years before we'd know if "our little guinea pigs turn out to be good at marriage and parenthood".
You don't sugarcoat it - do you Huck? You really hate those homos, don't you? GUINEA PIGS Mr. Huckabee? Really? Way to dehumanize those nasty gays, Mr. good Christian. I guess those gay people aren't really God's children in your eyes, are they?
And what blows my mind is there is not a scintilla of doubt in your mind. You probably don't spend even a fleeting moment wondering if you could possibly be wrong. I cannot imagine being so absolutely sure that a whole segment of the world's population is so evil that you have no problem going on national t.v. and saying the things you did in your interview with John King today. There are no gray areas in your world Mr. Huckabee - are there? Just black and white. No doubts whatsoever. Gays are evil. End of story. Don't like it? Tough shit.
You forget that for each gay and lesbian you've dehumanized and demonized and referred to as Guinea Pigs, there is a mother, and a father, and in many cases, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, and others, who know those guinea pigs, as you refer to them, as their precious sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, neices, nephews grandchildren, friends, co-workers, classmates, neighbors, ect. They are not guinea pigs to us, they are not evil, they are our children. And they are every bit as worthy of dignity, respect, and full equality as your children are.
As a mom, married for 29 years to an amazing man, with three children that we love so much our hearts hurt, hearing your hateful, ugly words and realizing that it is one of our beloved children you are attacking in that interview made me want to lunge at the screen and go for your testicles. You are NOT a Christian Mr. Huckabee, you are a fraud with a heart made of stone. You are NOT presidential material Mr. Huckabee, you are simple-minded bigot who uses twisted, 3rd grade interpretations of the bible to justify your ignorance and hate. You can act like the good-ole-southern boy next door all you want. You can use that smooth as snake oil voice until you go hoarse. But beneath the charming aw-shucks hillbilly exterior, you are still an ignorant, mean bigot.
You did get one thing right when talking to John King in that interview though. You said gays and lesbians will take offense to virtually everything you say about gay marriage, gay parenting, and gays in general, but what I think you foolishly don't seem to get is that there are millions of people who have remained silent all these years as hateful, sanctimonious asses like you have spewed your ugly bile about our children. You may not be worried about what those nasty evil homos think of you Huck, but you damn well better start worrying about the millions of people who love them. Those are the people you will live to regret pushing to their limits.
We are sick of your nasty attacks on our kids. We are sick of you dedicating your life to making their lives miserable. We are sick of you pushing so many of them to the streets to fend for themselves because you've convinced their families their children are evil. We are horrified at the number of children you have pushed to kill themselves because you've convinced them they are evil. We are filled with gut-eating rage that you have dedicated your life to making sure our kids will never have the same rights your own children have. And we are repulsed that you have done so much evil and called this being a good Christian.
Visit a PFLAG meeting some time Mr. Huck. Meet the people whose children you think nothing of hurting. Feel the profound pain and seething anger in the room. People like you are not looked upon kindly. And why would you be? You have hurt our children deeply. You have hurt us more. And we will do everything humanly possible to make sure you are never, ever president of this country. You are the one who is not worthy of dignity or respect. And I for one will spend the rest of my life making sure you don't get it.
P.S. About that social experiment you mentioned in the interview... Looks like we don't have to wait years to see the results. Seems "our little guinea pigs" are pretty damn good at marriage and parenthood. I know this is hard for you to process, but gays and lesbians have been raising kids forever and they are pretty damn excellent at it. Take a look for yourself and you decide how that scary social experiment is going: