Wednesday, November 1, 2006

My letter to the Tulsa World

Dear Editor,

I just watched what has to qualify as the most offensive Republican attack ad I have ever seen. It was hateful, bigoted, and mean-spirited. Todd Hiett should be ashamed of himself. His ad attacks Jari Askins because she had the audacity to espouse "tolerance" towards equal marriage rights for same-sex couples. He called her "tolerance" a quality that is "too liberal for Oklahoma." I think all Oklahomans should be insulted by the suggestion that we're all as bigoted as Todd Hiett. Stop picking on the GLBT community, Mr. Hiett. We haven't done anything to you, and we're not a threat to anyone in Oklahoma. All we want are the same rights you and your family already enjoy. If you are in favor of defending family values, Mr. Hiett, then you should value all families. Attacking those whose families are different from yours is not a sign of moral strength; it's a sign of moral cowardice and bigotry.