Tuesday, September 04, 2007

This and that, Odds and ends

Since announcing the publication of my book, I have received an outpouring of support and congratulations.

And I find that very gratifying for one reason.

I self-published this book and I don't really expect to make money off of it. I have no publishing house behind me working publicity. I have no salacious story to tell that would reel in readers.

All I offer is truth; plain truth.

I have often heard that the battle for lgbt rights can be compared to that of the African-American civil rights movement of the 50s and 60s. This overview is correct but the devil is always in the details.

Racists back then primarily used violence to keep African-Americans in place. The forces who attack lgbts are a bit more covert. They don't use physical violence, but ideological violence.

They use lies and distortions to rob us of our spiritual and psychological well-being. And the way to defeat them is the beat them down with the truth as often as possible.

So I wish to thank everyone who ordered my book so far and registered a note of support to me for my efforts.

And speaking of the anti-gay industry, I did something unorthodox yesterday. I mass emailed a press release publicizing my book. Various folks such as Americans for Truth (in name only), the Traditional Values Coalition, Concerned Women for America, Kevin McCullough, etc were included in this mass emailing.

Why did I do it? Because I wanted them to know about my book. I really don't expect them to answer me back or address my book.

But at least they can't claim that they weren't aware of it.

And one more thing.

In a show of distorted vision that served him well when he was with Concerned Women for America, my ole pal Robert Knight wrote a column whining that the Congressman Craig controversy is taking attention away from the Jim Naugle situation in Florida:

Knight says the Larry Craig scandal is a "perfect" story for the mainstream media because the senator has a pro-family voting record, yet engages in behavior he ostensibly opposes. Senator Craig resigned from the U.S. Senate on Saturday amidst the bathroom sex scandal.

Naturally neither Knight's column nor the article quoting him cited comments from the area police (who said that public gay sex is not a problem in Naugle's area) or Florida lgbt activists.

Should we really be surprised?

Apparently for Knight, old habits of lying die hard.