Wherein our Sent mail folder becomes a timely post
I just remembered an email that I sent to the suddenly-notorious Sean Delonas this past summer. After seeing his particularly nasty take on George Takei's wedding, my years of absorbing Sean's anti-gay nonsense led to an overflow. This is what came out:
Sean Delonas, 6/05/08
I never heard back.
**SEE ALSO: Loathsome: Ten Cartoons From Sean Delonas [Gawker]
Artists use lies to reveal the truth, while politicians use them to cover up the truth.
-V for Vendetta.
It was a powerful film I watched recently, one you might be familiar with. If not, you should watch it.
The other connection to make is that Joe My God once said that the Westboro Baptist Church was one of the best things to ever happen to the gay rights movement. I didn't understand it at first, but it was an interesting thing to say. How can something so evil possibly do any good?
People like Delonas and the WBC, although unintentionally, use lies, distortions, and bigotry to uncover the truth. In seeing what these people stand for, raw, unadulterated hatred, we win more people then we'd lose, the ultimate point JMG made.
Posted by: Trick | Feb 19, 2009 9:39:39 PM
And there were TV show episodes back then with very androgynous, apparaently bi...
well, yeah, aliens...but the shows did them that way.
Posted by: LOrion | Feb 20, 2009 3:32:44 AM
Oh, and of course in real life. It was the Captain who ranted against the wedding. Not Spock or Uhuru.
Posted by: LOrion | Feb 20, 2009 3:33:45 AM
Wow. This blew my hair back (well, it would if I had any). I never saw this before, or had known of Delonas' bigotry before.
Thanx Jeremy for being on top of this.
Posted by: Taylor Siluwé | Feb 20, 2009 9:36:00 AM
and there's also the fact that within the star trek universe there is no problem with homosexuality or many other forms of partnership/expression.
I recall watching an episode of Deep Space Nine in which they spoke of a fallen comrade and mentioned that he is survived by "a wife and co-husband".
While the tv and movie series have yet to portray an out homosexual, the novels and comic books often have gay and lesbian characters who's sexuality is a non-issue.
It's funny, though, because Star Trek's original series was rather revolutionary in it's time. Uhura was a black, female, OFFICER and prominent character.
A great deal of the actors involved in the many star trek series (including nimoy himself) have championed the cause of LGBT visibility on the TV series, there's just been some unnamed superior who will not let it happen (and it's not creator Gene Roddenberry)
Posted by: Jason D | Feb 20, 2009 4:52:22 PMcomments powered by Disqus