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I am 'Bent' and I do not approve of 'gay marriage'
Mr. Benjamin and Mr. Orozo,
I am not writing to bang on about how horrid I thought your story was. To be true it was a fair reporting of the facts as you know them. I would like to add to your knowledge.
Thw whole world knows that I am bent(gay) due in no small measure to the report done by Fresno Bee in December. The whole wolrd knows that I had a long time companion. He is dead these past 21 years.
Note that I say 'companion' and also have been know to refer to John as my 'best mate', 'soul mate'. I have never referred to John as my 'husband' or 'wife' we were together for almost 20 years. I loved him and he loved MOI.
Not once in all of that time did I feel that our relationship was not honoured by
the folks who knew us, and we are talking about folks from all walks of life. As
one person told MOI at the service held for John; 'we all knew how very much the two
of you loved one another, and that is what is important'.
Along with being bent, I am also Catholic.
I have never felt that two men or two woman qualify for the sacred rite of
marriage. Whatever is said, it is a union between a man and a woman. It is
to protect the family unit which includes the children of that union.
The 'lavender elite' will always bang on about how their rights must be protected
and that all must be treated the same. Rubbish. This is a political ploy to gain
something they feel lacking in their lives. A piece of paper has become
so important to 'gays' when countless folks live together and love each other and do not feel
the need to fight for the 'marriage'.
A famous chat show host had a partner. Elton John has a partner(mind he had to throw a party to make statement of) Who bloody cares who sleeps with whom. Who loves whom.
You gave a lot of space to what some homosexuals want. They are not the whole of
the society. Nor are folks who are afriad of anyone different.
This story is huge. It will have a life that goes on and on. I hope that in the
days to come, you will seek out persons who are homosexual that vote, pray and pay taxes
that do not see this as a 'devine right'. That in the end, it is just a waste of
'public purse' to allow the 'lavender elite' to fight and fight and fight for something
that is not so important.
Ta, for hearing MOI out.
119 N Calaveras Street #e
I wrote this to the wtwo chaps who wrote the story in the Fresno Bee this morning. I do not know if the chaps are members of 'the love that dare not speak its name' nor do I care.
John and I were together for almost 20 years. Longer than most homosexual unions last. We were not married. We were not known as 'husband and wife'.
John has been dead these past 21 years. When he got ill with AIDS, our friends and neighbors did not shun or run away from. They respected that a tragic thing had come and one of us was going to die. John was my long time companion, the whole world knew that. They respected us and honoured us with their love and shared grief when John died.
I am homosexual, catholic, republican, american, british, cheeky, old,activist,neighbor, californian. Pick which order to place. I never wanted more than I was entitled to. I believe that John and I had a life as two sharing love, that most saw as real even if they thought it odd and different.
The 'lavender elite' is very powerful and will fight for this right come what may. If there is a measure placed on the ballot to change the ruling or word the constitution of claifornia differently, they will beg for cash and force the 'public purse' to be picked clean to bang on about this. Let it rest. In the end who cares if two men or two women want to set up house. Just honour the special rite that marriage is. It is between a man and a woman.