My letter to the editor was printed today. Of course they would take the most provocative (remember it’s Indiana) line in the letter and use it as the title: “Isn’t a queer dollar just as green?”
And Linnaeus, you will be pleased to know that they edited out that pesky apostrophe (Word, Mac).
I hate that, as one commenter said, the rhetoric of equality, rights and freedom do not resonate with many of my neighbors. Sometimes Lorde’s master’s tools/master’s house must be inverted. Whether or not the appeal to the most conservative free market Republicans among us is successful can be debated, but it is obvious that words like “liberty” and “love” mean little to this kind of people when the subject regards those that upset their delicate sensibilities. I am also sure that should someone of that vein come by and read this, that same charge will be reversed.
I, for one, am tired of seeing my gay and lesbian friends have their plans and dreams disrupted by a vocal set of neighbors and lawmakers. The disappointment grows deeper.
Knowing the community I live in, and considering the flood of other liberal letters printed today, I expect a response in the next week. Ten bucks on someone writing in objection to the use of “queer.”