1.13.2005

5 Minute Action: Alabama Sheriff's Department condemns Homosexuality

Thanks to Jayelle for the email on this. You can find her on the front porch.

Latest in an on going battle for Human Rights. And it was Fox News that ran the story first, Wonders never cease!

Law Enforcement should not be promoting hate. Clearly this is what this Marshall County Sheriff folks are doing.

The sheriff, reflecting on growing up in the 1940s and 1950s, says on the Web site:


"Men were men and women were women and there was no mistaking which was which ... Homosexuality was very queer and a despicable act ... an abomination."

The Sheriff told the Birmingham News that ""I campaigned on family values (search) and that is where I stand," he said."



From Marshal County Sheriff's Website

Marshall County Commission Chairman Billy Cannon told the Birmingham News, " the county pays for the Web site but has no control of the Sheriff's Department. Short of a court order, Cannon doubts he has the authority to take the message down. "

"He is a (former Judge) Roy Moore clone. Take Rush Limbaugh, Roy Moore and Bufford Pusser and roll them together and you get Mac," Cannon said. "I regret that he has put that up there. I totally believe that someone's sexual preference is their business and not mine. He needs to step down from his soapbox just a little bit.

Send the Sheriff an email telling him what you think of his actions. Remember to be polite. Finally Make sure you copy the County Administrator, Pam Gilmore.

Sheriff: Mac Holcomb
425 Blount Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: (256) 582-2034 Fax: (256) 571-7774
Email: sheriff@marshallco.org

County Administrator: Pam Gilmore
424 Blount Avenue, Guntersville, AL 35976
Phone: (256) 571-7701 Fax: (256) 571-7703
Email: pgilmore@marshallco.org


Rick Barnes
Queer Thoughts

2 comments:

Rick Barnes said...
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Anonymous said...

A soldier in Iraq accepts that at anytime a bomb could explode a few feet from his truck. A firefighter accepts that a building could collapse and cost him
his life when he is trying to rescue someone. A fisherman accepts that his boat may sink at at sea and he will never make it back home to support his family with it.

These are all dangers that people in, and from Alabama accept everyday. But NO ONE should accept and tolerate hatred toward their way of life.

I live in Alabama, about 100 miles from Guntersville, and cannot believe the audacity of this sheriff. Our county sheriff obviously does not stand up for gay rights (it is Alabama after all) but he is not boldly hateful toward gays and lesbians.

One of the best movies ever made was "White Man's Burden" which reversed the role, discrimination and harassment of black and white from the 60's. Maybe
one should be made reversing gay and straight roles? Maybe Michael Moore would be involved? That would gather attention!

God made him heterosexual, and made me homosexual. Who gave him the credentials to decide what is morally right or wrong, when those much higher in power
have already made it very clear? If I want to have a huge orgy in my home, there is nothing that can be done to me. How about a group of gays and lesbians,
and what the hell, some of you get in full drag if you are able, go there and peacefully protest in front of his office?

I intend to email the sheriff sheriff@marshallco.org and copy it to my group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Godmademegay/
within 24 hours, as well as to this group.