Alibi V.28 No.24 • June 13-19, 2019 

Letters

It’s Columbus Day, Not Columbus Gay

Dear Alibi,

I was in middle school in 1963. I had a friend who was openly gay. A very dangerous thing back then. But he was smart, well-read, great sense of humor. And he never hit on me. I liked him a lot. He was one of my best friends.

When the ’80s came along, and with that decade the militant gays and lesbians demanding attention and change, my opinion started to change, and I do not like being told what to do. You can’t pass a law making thoughts and opinion against the law. So I will feel and think what I want. Fuck the SJWs—you have ruined everything.

Those bikers who defaced the rainbow crosswalk in my opinion did a great favor to the city. They brought attention to the fact that $30,000 was spent on such a stupid project. I thought politicians were supposed to represent all of us citizens.

And by the way, why wasn’t getting rid of Columbus Day put to a vote? Because special interest rules now in this world gone mad!

Gonzales Gozales,

Albuquerque

Fundamentalists Love Gays

Dear Editor,

We all want to believe in something, don’t we? [“I Want to Believe,” v28 i23]

What I can’t understand is what reporter August March (apparently) wants to believe. He says, “Fundamentalists continue to preach fire and brimstone for LGBTQ humans …”

In the past 30 years, I have heard well over 500 sermons in a wide variety of fundamentalist churches. In all those years and in all those sermons, I have heard exactly three references to LGBTQ humans. One of those was an incidental and insignificant reference to them and one was a brief list of statistics about the spread of AIDS. The third was a sympathetic request from the church pastor asking for prayer for a man—who attended the service—who was dying of AIDS.

Where did March get his “fire and brimstone” hyperbole? Based on my experience, it certainly doesn’t seem to be happening in Albuquerque.

Sincerely yours,

Steven Dapra,

Albuquerque
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