Where Are Our Enemies? A Hate Crime in Georgia
A couple in Columbia County, GA awoke two find anti-gay graffiti littering their house and car. Currently, there are no suspects. In an interview with WJBF, one of the men stated:
We don’t really have any enemies, there isn’t really anybody… that doesn’t like us.
Although a difficult lesson to learn, all gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons have people that don’t “like us.” The rationale for this disdain is ignorant, but it exists.
Throughout my life I have experienced this level of hatred and have always been very cognizant that I have enemies, even those I have not met. These are people like Fred Phelps, Pat Robertson and Meg Whiman (founder of eBay). These people, in spite of never having met me or even spoken to me, dispise me enough to concern themselves with my life, my rights and my quest for happiness. I have been aware that they exist all of my life and never forget about my enemies.
Let this be a lesson to LGBT people, no matter what you believe these people are our neighbors, our co-workers and the cashiers at our grocery stores. We must always be aware that they are lurking, waiting to make their move against us – but we must not be afraid.
We all gasp this can’t happen here
We’re all much too civilized
Where can these monsters hide
But they are knocking on our front door
They’re rocking in our cradles
They’re preaching in our churches
And eating at our tables
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