So you really think someone grows up and says, "I really, really want to be gay!  I want to be harassed, never be able to legally marry my soul mate, hide the biggest part of my life from family, possibly friends and at work (because you know they'd fire you if they found out) and have to fight for my rights as a human being.  Oh yes, and I love being called queen, faggot, sissy, flame, girl, pussy, power puff, fairy...." and the list goes on.

Hello, Fred Phelps!  You really think someone chooses to be like this?  Oh, and nice use of the bible - did you even read it?  Just enough to twist it to preach your hate - yeah, I guess you missed that part about love.  Who needs that shit?

You can burn in hell.

For those of you who weren't satisfied by this (but I intend to bitch more later), please use your spare time to harass the devil himself.  Picket, email, call, or send him love letters (that will really piss him off, fellas). 

Fred Phelps' website is  Take a deep breath, and then go make a difference.


Please review the following, forwarded to me from my dear friend Rob:

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.

The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura penned by a Florida resident, which was posted on the Internet. It's funny, as well as informative - and applicable to any issue in which a literal interpreter of the Bible cites the Old Testament to back his/her conservative position.

Dear Dr. Laura:

Thank you for doing so much to educate people regarding God's Law. I have learned a great deal from your show, and try to share that knowledge with as many people as I can. When someone tries to defend the homosexual lifestyle, for example, I simply remind them that Leviticus 18:22 clearly states it to be an abomination. End of debate.  I do need some advice from you, however, regarding some of the other specific laws and how to follow them:

When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates a pleasing odor for the Lord - Lev. 1:9. The problem is my neighbors.  They claim the odor is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?

Lev. 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can't I own Canadians?

I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

I know that I am allowed no contact with a woman while she is in her period of menstrual uncleanliness - Lev. 15:19- 24. The problem is, how do I tell? I have tried asking, but most women take offense.

I have a neighbor who insists on working on the Sabbath. Exodus 35:2 clearly states he should be put to death. Am I morally obligated to kill him myself?

A friend of mine feels that even though eating shellfish is an abomination - Lev. 11:10, it is a lesser abomination than homosexuality.  I don't agree. Can you settle this?

Lev. 21:20 states that I may not approach the altar of God if I have a defect in my sight. I have to admit that I wear reading glasses.  Does my vision have to be 20/20, or is there some wiggle room here?

Most of my male friends get their hair trimmed, including the hair around their temples, even though this is expressly forbidden by Lev. 19:27.  How should they die?

I know from Lev. 11:6-8 that touching the skin of a dead pig makes me unclean, but may I still play football if I wear gloves?

My uncle has a farm. He violates Lev. 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton/polyester blend). He also tends to curse and blaspheme a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Lev.24:10-16. Couldn't we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? (Lev. 20:14)

I know you have studied these things extensively, so I am confident you can help. Thank you again for reminding us that God's word is eternal and unchanging.

Your devoted fan,



Dear Mary Cheney,

"President" George W. Bush has come out of the closet--he's no longer ashamed to say he has a problem with homosexuality. And he wants to prove his point by inserting this message into the United States Constitution. Such honesty is refreshing--even if the extreme intolerance it expresses is nothing new.

About 80 years ago, women could not vote--and heck, governing is a man's job, ain't it?

And, oh, about 40 years ago, black people had to sit in the backs of buses, and had to use their own water fountains and bathrooms and restaurants and they often were lynched and no one cared and... well, again, there was a perfectly good reason for all that: white people are better than black people!

Now, gays and lesbians want to get married--and Bush, following in the steps of countless brave Presidents, has responded with his bigoted message. And your father, Dick, is keeping quiet.

Sure, sure... we've all heard that it isn't some "hateful" message against gays and lesbians, it is just a measure to protect the sacred institution of marriage--which, of course, is about a man and a woman vowing their undying love to each other.

And marriage certainly is a sacred institution--even if half of all marriages end in divorce (or, is that the gays' fault?).

Mary--you have been a vocal gay activist before, and now is the time for you to again speak up on behalf of your community--the millions of gays and lesbians in America--and if not for them, then for yourself. And if you won't do it for yourself, perhaps you can speak up on behalf of the woman you have shared your life with for years--the one who gave you that ring on your finger.

The concerned folks at