Re: Letter to GLAAD

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Posted by Magnolia_Fan at on August 06, 2001 at 01:33:05:

In Reply to: Letter to GLAAD posted by doctorrevill on August 06, 2001 at 01:03:12:

The only problem with the letter is that the money went to the Matthew Shepard Foundation, GLAAD did not make a dime from Kevin's donation.

: I hope this isn't old news, but its all new to me, and it got me to
: register for this board so here goes................................................

: : I figured I'd address this here before it's made public next week.

: : 'Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back' is being taken to task (wrongly, I
: believe) by GLAAD - the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against
: Defamation (for those unfamiliar with the acronym).

: Kevin, I liked your comments about Bein' fat and Bein' gay. It takes a
: lifetime of retarded queer fat jokes to make someone as sensitive as
: us FATTIES are. OOPS, I am being unenlightened again.
: Here was my reply to GLAAD...

: I would like to drop the gay folks at GLAAD a little note.

: 1. I voted for George W. Bush during the last election.
: 2. I proudly sport a Pat Buchanan for President bumper sticker on my
: Honda Civic HX.
: 3. I have seen everything Kevin Smith has ever done and I love it all.
: 4. I am not a homophobe.
: 5. I like every gay person I have ever met, and unless they pissed me
: off, I still like them.
: 6. Life goes on.

: I doubt very much that anything said or portrayed in "Jay and Silent
: Bob Strike Back" concerning gay issues is intended OR even
: uninentionally will debase gays or gayness or that community. At
: some point in the public debate over homosexuality and rights and
: defamation and however else you care to characterize what it is you
: think gay people should be and are concerned with, someone must
: realize that the words that frame the debate are, well, words. They are
: not hate, they are not distrust, and they don't instill anything. They are
: just words that loose all meaning when taken from their context.

: Each time a group like yours cares to tear down someones creation
: for the purpose of elevating your cause a very 2 dimentional debate
: inevitably ensues. One that becomes waged in the court of public
: opinion, and one which instantly polarizes those who care for either
: side to take up arms in outrage and support of their side. It leaves the
: vast majority staring at a debate based on nothing, that gets
: nowhere, and that never ends for the most diehard defenders of each
: side. This sort of thing is exactly what has now been foisted upon me.
: A well tuned headline detailing Kevin Smith's latest attacker drew me
: in, and several out of context quotes from the article further fueled my
: "they're at it again" knee jerk response.

: So what is it that GLAAD has done by besmirching another film?
: Gotten $10k out of Kevin Smith? Was it worth it? I hope your $10k is
: spent on something other that preaching to your choir. I was used to
: the fact that you were here and queer a long time ago, now I wish you
: would give the rest of America some credit for understanding what
: decent behavior is, and for having enough sense to not seek out 2
: movie screen potheads as our next messiahs. You at GLAAD are
: going to have to realize that tiny parts of the English language cannot
: be reserved for use only by trained and properly enlighted individuals.
: The vast majority of the population of the US uses the word 'GAY' just
: like Jay does in the movie. I use it, and so do many people I know. Its
: just a term, an exclamation. I don't know where it came from and I
: don't know if it will survive. But right now, its here, its just a word, get
: used to it.

: But this whole 'controversy' was just an excuse for another shake
: down wasn't it? I guess in some sense that is to be admired, the
: ends usually do justify the means.

: XXX XXXXXX <-------name went here.

: --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
: I don't know if this is the way that the folks at View Askew feel, but its
: how I feel. Kevin Smith, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are the last line of
: defense against the creatively deflowered forces that make crap like
: Armageddon. Oh no wait, Ben Affleck was in that. Ok, um, the forces
: that created Titanic. (Yeah that shouldn't offend anyone here. Pat
: yourself on your back DOC!) And having said that they must be
: defended at almost any cost.

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