Where does the Mary Starrett campaign stand on the First Amendment? I ask because I received this rather pedestrian e-mail last night, presented without alteration (other than to remove the contact information), from, let's call her "Jane":
You are a pig! Gully got porn????? Gully got viagra?? Here Gully, we have lubricant.. Is it that you don't have a woman?
What would Jesus view?
What does this e-mail have to do with Mary Starrett? Well, I won't give out private contact information over the internet, but I can tell you that "Jane" is major player in her campaign.
So, as I wrote back to "Jane":
If you don’t like the idea of women in sexy clothing (and notice that there is CLOTHING and no nudity or profanity—I don’t publish anything they can’t show on network television), then don’t read my site. While you are at it, pull the plug on your television, avoid motion pictures, and the beach on a sunny day.
If you want to send me constructive advice, you can do so without being so rude and childish and insulting. And you have obviously never met my WIFE.
What would Jesus view? Well, I seem to remember something about Him saying “turn the other cheek.” You happen to be writing to a devout Christian, but comments like that seriously make me question the usefulness of the religious right.
And, considering the source, they seriously make me question the usefulness of Mary Starrett in politics.
If you think the First Amendment shouldn't be used to, say, give blanket protection to live sex acts featuring underage girls for cash, well, I agree with you. That's why I've been working hard to enact change on our own state Supreme Court. But if you think breaking down the wall of separation between church and state means the morality squad needs to come in and harass any publisher whose "rated PG" content isn't up to your Bible-thumping standards, count me out. Just stay indoors and continue to teach your home-schooled children that evolution is Satan's tool for stealing our souls, and stay out of politics. Or at least focus on electing Jack Roberts instead of sending hate mail to a blogger.
Remember, kids, you don't have to be a left-wing liberal to be a moonbat!