I got an e-mail yesterday evening that really got me steamed, so I’m going to vent here, and if it offends anybody, so be it.
Every year we hold two RV rallies for the readers of our Gypsy Journal RV newspaper, and a man wrote to tell me that he and his wife, and his sister and her husband, were planning to register for the rally, but they had a concern. They were worried that a person we know, and whom I have mentioned a time or two in past blogs, might be at the rally. This person is gay, and since they are self-described “Christians,” they abhor the person’s lifestyle and do not want to be anyplace where “one of those” is in attendance.
Then he pissed me off even more by saying that he knew and understood that I had to be politically correct and mention this person in past blogs, and they understood that!
Anybody who knows me, or has spent more then fifteen minutes in my company, knows that while I am far from perfect, being politically correct is one thing I will never be! I have a reputation to uphold!
My first reaction was to stick my hand through my computer monitor and reach through the cyber world to grasp this bigot’s throat and throttle him, but Miss Terry said that probably wasn’t a good idea. She also said I could not write back and tell him what I really wanted to say.
But nobody tells Bad Nick to keep it cool, so here goes:
I don’t care if a person is fat or thin, tall or short, gay or straight, black brown, yellow, or white, Christian or atheist. As long as they are friendly, open minded, and fun to be around, they are welcome at our rallies and welcome at our campfire. I have so many shortcomings of my own to deal with that I damned sure do not have time to judge others.
But I hate bigots of any flavor. If you are a bigot and look down on your fellow human beings, you are not welcome. Keep your money and stay away from our rallies, don’t subscribe to our newspaper, and take your hate filled bullshit down the road. I don’t need you or your business. End of story.
Something I find interesting is that we have quite a number of gay readers and friends, and not once, not one single time, have I ever heard one of them talk about another person the way I have heard quite a few so called “Christians” refer to people who do not fit into their narrow minded view of the world.
I know that there are millions and millions of good people in this world that embrace the Christian faith. They may disagree with the way other people live their lives, but they do not pass judgment on them. They believe there is a higher power whose role it is to judge us.
But those other “Christians,” the ones who write letters like this, remind me of the guy sitting on a bar stool telling everybody what a bad ass he is. The only person he is fooling is himself. A real bad ass does not need to tell you that he is, just as a real Christian does not need to go out of his way to let you know that he is.
And a real Christian would never write a letter like the one I got last night.
Okay, I’m done, and I’m climbing down off my soapbox.
Until next time.