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A history lesson for Linda Harvey and the ‘religious Reichwing’

Sunday, July 1, 2012
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Pull! BAM! Pull! BAM!

Neither trap nor skeet are my game, but I had a boyfriend once who insisted I try both. Stupid man: not sure why he wanted to teach this Irish bitch to shoot but that’s another story… let’s move on.

Some days I just love being a historian – especially when people like Linda Harvey keep throwing out those damn clay pigeons made out of bullshit and I can blow them to bits with my big badass History Shotgun without breaking a sweat.

C’mon Linda: keep it up babe. Throw those clay targets. Go on: make my day.

Besides their unlimited capacity to hate, there’s something else you can count on about the gay-bashing religious Reichwing in America, and it is this: they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about.

They are morons when it comes to understanding history. Absolute morons.

So this is my special throw down to Linda Harvey: she needs a history lesson and I’m going to give it to her, so here goes:

Hey Linda: You’ve been spouting off at the mouth a lot of utter nonsense about how dangerous it is to allow gays in the military. I guess the Spartans didn’t get your memo, huh? The Romans? What about those wienies, the Samurai? You know, the dudes who created the Empire of Japan and kicked our butt on Pearl?

Linda, some of the most powerful, victorious, and abundantly brave – breathtakingly heroic actually – armies in history had in their rank and file – and leadership – gay men.

Further, one of the mightiest in all of history (the Army of Thebes) was composed solely of gay men. Check it out sweetie. And last time I checked, all those ancient nations endured for as long as – and sometimes centuries longer – than America.

Oh yeah: and none of those armies were “Christian” either so when you equate “Christianity” with power and “ungodly” with failed power… well, not to put too fine a point on this dear but you sound like an idiot.

Here’s the deal: homosexual men have marched and fought in every army on earth, including our own.

Linda Harvey

American homosexual men died at Valley Forge and Gettysburg and maybe even also with Custer and with Bowie and Travis at the Alamo. Gays landed with their band of brothers on Omaha, slugged it through the mud and snow in Bastogne, and kicked butt all the way into Germany.

They bled on Pearl, died on Bataan, fought like hell on Iwo and paid the price to be honored forever as brave Americans who loved their country. Gays were at Chosin and also at Khe Sanh and there are men of my generation whose names are on that long depressing Wall in Washington who were gay.

And now with your ignorance and hate you demean their memory and you scorn those who want to wear a uniform of honor in order to serve this country and risk their very all to do so. How dare you.

There’s a new sheriff in town honey and she is me. I respect all servicemen and women and if anyone is willing to lay down his or her life for this country I have their back and I know they have mine.

Call me whatever you want – I’d prefer you call me those kids’ Spartan Mother or maybe their Samurai Wife — but my advice to you is don’t ever call me stupid.

I know the truth and you’re not telling it. But I am.

© Maureen Gill.
For more by Maureen Gill, click here, and visit her blog Windy City Author.
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