INSIGHTS - by Max Disposti of Oceanside
NOTE: Read the letter by Mr. Cusimano at the end of this page
"Sexual deviancy," "perverted sexual inclinations," "perversion of love," "sexual predator" ---- it does not surprise me that Mr. Cusumano believes that we already have our civil rights, just because in his mind, it is already a privilege for us to be alive.
If this is not hate, an expression of intolerance and an attempt to justify violence against us by comparing our love to the sexual abuse of the innocents, then this society needs to redefine not only marriage and the Constitution but also the true meaning of love, and outright teach our children that with discrimination and hate, in some cases, we can allow some exceptions.
With so much indifference, passivity and ignorance even from our local institutions that are still too shy to take a stand to support all diversities, or to engage in an educational program to prevent the harmful consequences of this kind of reasoning in our society, I am really surprised that someone has not yet knocked at my door to put an end to my love for my husband, which Mr. Cusumano has asked you not to mistake for real love.
Associating our love for our families and kids with a pedophilic act is the product of a sick mind that is also really far from the truth. Sexual predators and pedophiles are, by an impressive majority, heterosexual men ---- perhaps as "normal" as those crusading from their computers against our "sexual perversions" and "social deviances."
Max Disposti is the chairman of the North County LGBT Coalition.
Dec 9, 2008
Letter to the editor - North County Times
by John Cusimano
Article Source NC TIMES
Proposition 8 had nothing to do with preventing people from loving each other. It had everything to do with preventing our legal institutions from recognizing sexual deviancy as love. Now we are being threatened daily by the hate that comes from this love of sexual devia
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