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It seems some Americans are not for Pete's 'truth'

by Jeremy Hooper

200805131814-1In response to Peter LaBarbera's one-sided assessments about an alleged hate crime in Illinois, one of our regular readers followed Pete's advice and wrote to Champaign County State's Attorney Julia Rietz about the matter. In a comment that reader has left on our post on the subject, he now gives us some insight into the vacuum into which Pete is screaming:

I went to AFTAH's website and followed their links to [Julia Rietz] and here's what she wrote:

Mr. OZed,
Thank you for your e-mail. Although they continue to send e-mails and make calls, I am not at all interested in the opinions of Mr. LaBarbera and his followers. They do not know the facts, do not understand the law, and are not my constituents.
Julia Rietz

So fret not, kids. It seems that when it comes to the anti-gay community's organized spin, we gay activists are far from the only ones who recognize what's going on.

*The comment was left here: Gays are anti-religion, says he who keeps religion anti-gay [G-A-Y]

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Your thoughts

I think I now have a crush on Julia Rietz. This is wonderful. Thanks to OZed for writing to her!

Posted by: GreenEyedLilo | May 14, 2008 12:03:40 AM

Wow, fascinating, (and sad, and frightening) unfoldment of events there. But I'm so glad for Julia Rietz's strong and fair response to this.

Let the healing begin.

Posted by: Greg | May 14, 2008 1:10:15 AM

LOL too funny! Good thing she sees that lunatic gay pornographer for what he really is.

Posted by: Scott | May 14, 2008 10:37:29 AM

ah, that was refreshing.

Posted by: banshiii | May 14, 2008 11:00:40 PM

It was my pleasure. I find Good As You to be one of the best, informative and inspirational blogs, so I give credit where credit is due.

Posted by: johnozed | May 15, 2008 1:47:18 PM

that is awesome. whenever we can get support from the SA it is great. please, please let us know if she has responded to anyone else re: this. the more support we get from Mrs. Rietz we get on this the better

Posted by: joey327 | May 18, 2008 11:29:27 PM

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