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Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Jesus of Nazareth, Aug 23, 2001.

  1. Jesus of Nazareth

    Jesus of Nazareth Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 6, 2000 Messages: 2,388 Likes Received: 1
    Keep brought this to my attention, I urge everyone to contact Gov. Don Siegelman about the issue. Thing like this never fail to piss me off.....


    Gov. Don Siegelman of Alabama, recently made the following statement at a press conference:

    "I don't think guys ought to be wearing earrings. I think kids
    who put metal in their tongues are idiots. Parents ought to be
    there talking to their kids and saying, 'You know what kind of
    fool you look like with an earring? If God had wanted you to
    wear earrings, he'd have made you a girl."


    This was in reference to an eight year old boy recently expelled
    from school for wearing an earring. For more information on that,
    visit http://www.msnbc.com/local/wvtm/NBCU5JOINQC.asp

    Let me STRONGLY urge everyone to contact the governors office or even
    call in a complaint to him at 334-242-7100. This is not only a MASSIVE
    violation of the boy's civil rights (there is no ban on girls wearing
    earrings), but is also a malicious hate crime perpetrated on us by the
    state. It is an act that CAN NOT go unchecked.

    A civil (not insulting) snailmail letter is the most effective method.
    It can be sent to him at:
    Governor Don Siegelman
    State Capitol
    Room N-104
    600 Dexter Avenue
    Montgomery, AL 36130

    Alternately, he can be contacted via email at http://www.governor.state.al.us/office/mai...in-contact.html

    Following this email is a copy of the letter that I sent him, and then
    a copy of the letter another person sent. Feel free to use these to
    help you write your own letter.

    Rev. Shannon Larratt
    Publisher, BMEZINE.COM
    Reverend, Church of Body Modification


    Dear Gov. Siegelman,

    I was shocked and dismayed to hear your recent statements that men
    should not wear earrings, and that "If God had wanted boys to wear
    earrings, he would have made them girls." Perhaps being a boy you
    were not aware of this, but God didn't actually create girls with pierced ears either. God also doesn't cut either girls or boys hair,
    and God doesn't create boys circumcised. These are decisions that we
    have made as people. If you'd like to follow God's intentions for
    us, perhaps you need to institute laws requiring boys to be pierced
    -- after all, this was the norm in Biblical times for men. Of course
    that would be ridiculous though; it is essential in a free society
    that people have the right to make these decisions for themselves.

    I was extremely concerned to hear you say that people with
    piercings are "stupid" and look like "fools". Perhaps you are
    unaware of God's teachings, and prefer to simply use his name to
    project your own hatred, but even the casual Christian must be
    aware of Matthew 7:1. I am truly outraged at the hatred you project
    in your support of expelling a child simply for an aesthetic
    expression that hurt no one. I have to wonder what message this
    sends to the children of Alabama. I can certainly tell you that
    the message it's sending me about Alabama is not a good one.

    If this was an argument based upon safety or concern for quality
    education we might find common ground even as we disagreed.
    However, both the malice in your words and the fact that you
    applied them only to boys betray the fact that this is a
    projection of your personal feelings. While you have a right to
    your feelings, as a public servant you do not have the right to
    apply your misguided and fundamentally blasphemous interpretation
    of the Bible to others, and certainly not in schools. It is an
    abuse of your power and it terrifies me that a "free society"
    could treat a child in this way.

    I hereby demand that you allow Dustin Weaver to return to school
    with his body as he and his parents desire. In addition, I demand
    a public apology for your hurtful words.

    Rev. Shannon Larratt


    Dear Gov. Siegelman,

    I am writing in reference to the comments you made in the press
    conference regarding the young boy wearing earings to school:
    "I don't think guys ought to be wearing earrings. I think kids
    who put metal in their tongues are idiots. Parents ought to be
    there talking to their kids and saying, 'You know what kind of
    fool you look like with an earring? If God had wanted you to wear earrings, he'd have made you a girl."

    Being a member of the Armed forces I realize that I personally
    cannot have my ears pierced for reasons such as health and because
    I represent the United States of America.But for you to make a
    comment like that makes me wonder why I would give my life to
    protect the rights of our Great Nation.

    You, yourself wear glasses, So if someone told you that "God must
    have wanted you to have vision problems" then you would think that
    they were Crazy and yet you make a similar comment about males wearing earings

    So far I have given four solid years of my young adulthood to
    hopefully help our nation live free.I spent seven months in Bosnia
    seeing the horrors of the war, starving children,mass graves,
    churches and mosques where hundreds of women and children were
    slaughtered and I return home only to hear the Governor of one
    of our great FREE states refered to the Future leaders of America
    and the children of his voters as "Idiots" and "fools".

    Someday these same children WILL be the ones on the front lines
    who protect your rights and values on a future battlefield! It
    makes it so much harder to protect this countries rights when
    they are being violated from within.

    Sincerly Yours

    CPL *** ***

    I decided that this was the best way for me to get the word out on this, as I have no friends to actually tell.
  2. MystikPW

    MystikPW New Jack

    Joined: May 15, 2001 Messages: 73 Likes Received: 0
  3. DoSeR

    DoSeR Senior Member

    Joined: Apr 1, 2001 Messages: 1,851 Likes Received: 0
    man people like that suck
  4. OGBforMumia

    OGBforMumia Member

    Joined: Sep 23, 2000 Messages: 710 Likes Received: 0
    what an ignorant bastard...
  5. LUKY

    LUKY Member

    Joined: Sep 22, 2000 Messages: 459 Likes Received: 0
    thanks jesus, especially bout putting bible qwotes into a letter to a dumbass bible thumper like that, oh! and this is my four hundred and twentyeth post! smoke up eveybody!