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Help put an end to the politics of hate.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007 Leave a comment Go to comments

Help put an end to the politics of hate.
Tell the Universal Press Syndicate to stop carrying Ann Coulter’s column!

Coulter Thinks You Weren’t Offended

By now, most of the world is aware of Ann Coulter’s remarks last Friday that disgustingly referred to Senator John Edwards as a “faggot.”

After her comments, HRC immediately condemned her remarks by issuing this release, and HRC Coming Out Spokesman and former NBA star John Ameachi prepared a video response posted on YouTube.

Last night, Coulter defended herself on Fox News by saying “faggot” isn’t offensive to gays”. Wrong! We all know the truth is that “faggot” is a loaded word. It is a weapon used to demean and wound our community. And perhaps she should explain to the tens of thousands of gay kids, whose personal safety is too often threatened, that when they are called “faggot” in school hallways and playgrounds, it isn’t anti-gay.

Would so many of our elected officials and members of the news media be so indifferent if Coulter had gone on a racist, anti-Semitic tirade? Of course not. The fact is that everyone should be treating Ann Coulter as the equivalent of David Duke. Because she is.

Ann Coulter is clueless and callous. She has built a career out of demonizing other people and dividing our country. And, along the way, she has made a ton of money.

There is no reason to expect her to reform her ways unless we stand up and hold her and all those that allow her a venue to spew her ignorance accountable.

Make no mistake, the real issue at hand is that anti-gay slanders should be so beyond the pale that anyone who uses them should immediately be removed from any public discourse.

It’s time to remove Ann Coulter from public discourse!

Here’s how we’ll do it. The media must stop giving Coulter the opportunity to broadcast her vile slurs. Any time Coulter’s column runs in a newspaper, these news outlets are giving her credibility as a respected voice in the national dialogue. They are putting the stamp of approval of their newspaper on Coulter’s level of discourse. Well, will they continue? Or will they finally say: Enough!

This is not a question of censorship. There are plenty of other people on the right who share Coulter’s values and views but understand the value of civility and respect.

Already today, three major American corporations have spoken out and pulled their advertising from Coulter’s website. We must insist that the news media follow the lead of Verizon, Sallie Mae and Georgia-based NetBank and place Ann Coulter in the “off-limits” category along with the “David Dukes” of the world — where she belongs.

Take action today! Stand up and send a clear message to Ann Coulter, and those who would provide her with a platform, that calling someone a “faggot” is wrong, and we won’t sit by without taking action.

Make sure that Ann Coulter’s platform for bigotry and hate is dismantled.

Contact Universal Press Syndicate, the largest independent newspaper syndicate in the world, and let them know that carrying Ann Coulter as a syndicated columnist is not acceptable.

Categories: Life, etcetera
  1. Tuesday, 6 March 2007 at 7:06 pm

    i don’t care where you stand on the issue, but HATE talk is not cool!

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