I would suggest that more of us get involved to do this sort of thing. The following is my email to the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA):
Dear Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA):
As I understand it, tomorrow you will be hearing testimony from Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council concerning the ban on gay blood donors.
While I understand the need for parity and listening to both sides of an issue, please bear in mind that Sprigg is not an unbiased or an accurate witness in matters of the gay community.
In 2008, he has advocated for the exportation of gays out of the United States and earlier this year, on Hardball with Chris Matthews, he said that "gay behavior" should be outlawed.
Again, I understand the need for parity, but when one is dealing with a serious issue such as this, it is crucial that one hears accurate and unbiased testimony so that the right course of action will be taken.
You will not receive accurate and unbiased testimony from Sprigg.
Thank you for your time,
Holy Bullies and Headless Monsters
The email address for the Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability (ACBSA) is ACBSA@hhs.gov
Feel free to cc: Jerry Holmberg, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Blood Policy and Richard Henry, Deputy Director for Blood Policy and Programs (firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com)