I am pissed. I missed getting on Nixon's Enemies List (by that much). Born a bit too late.
Now comes The National Organization for Marriage's boycott list. Starbucks gets on it. Starbucks???? Some big impersonal
person corporation gets on the list and I don't?!?!?!? I am not missing an opportunity to get on this list.
Then I'm reading Scott Wooledge's diary about some damn lawyer sending them a request to get himself on the list. Himself. Best idea I ever heard a lawyer come up with.
So I say to myself, if some damn lawyer can do it, I can too. And so can the rest of us.
I sent our friends at NOM this little email:
Dear Sir or Madam,I can't spout Latin like a lawyer, so my writing sucks. That's the best I can do. We'll see if I get on the list.
I am writing to ask that you add my name to your boycott list. I run a solo practice consulting firm in Massachusetts; the state with the lowest divorce rate, the lowest teen pregnancy rate, and the lowest child abuse rate. Marriage equality has done nothing but enhance our families. I supported marriage equality in Massachusetts. I fought against attempts to revoke the freedoms my friends won, working with my church to successfully convince Republican lawmakers to vote for freedom. I had the honor of attending some of the first weddings; in my church nonetheless. I am proud to live in the state where American democracy began, and still flourishes.
I have worked to overcome your dishonest hate filled assault on same sex couples in Maine. I have worked against your attempt to repeal marriage equality in New Hampshire, where even Republicans voted against you. I have urged friends, relatives, voters, and business associates in Maryland, New York, and New Jersey to support marriage equality. I have urged those I know in every other state to demand justice and marriage equality in their state.
So, I think I have earned the honor of joining Starbucks and other fine freedom loving American companies on your boycott list. My wife and daughters also add their pleas that I may attain such a noble status.
The arc of history is bending towards justice, and against hate - and you.
I remain your implacable foe,
It is time for the Democratic Party to embrace the cause of marriage equality. It is time for us to bury NOM and it's hateful allies in ridicule and contempt.
to get yourself on NOM's Boycott List. The Enemies List of the 21st Century.