While I and many others were infuriated by these brainwashed protesters (Hoppe, “Religion and Politics,” Jan. 18-25) that frequent funerals of murdered, gay Americans, it makes me doubly angry that those supporting churches and organizations that attend Statehouse rallies with small children hold signs claiming “God Hates Fags” would bother even attempting to silence the people who promote the same hate speech they frequently use. Evidently asking 5-year-old children to take a day off of school to smile for the cameras while waving around posters saying the exact things this group supports just isn’t a big deal.
The fact is that we shouldn’t condone hateful messages whether it’s at a funeral or at the Statehouse using children as propaganda. Hate is hate whether you have little kids yelling, “Fags will burn in hell,” or a group of adults stomping on flags claiming death to supporters of gays.
Sorry guys, you shouldn’t be able to pick and choose which hate speech or method is conducive to your anti-gay causes if the message is all the same. While I don’t support either, being hateful all falls into the same category.
Posted by Lynette Rowland