Laura Stone (stoney321) wrote,
Laura Stone

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I'm sorry to bring something like this to your attention, and I'll just state that if you don't have the energy to get up at arms over homosexual "Bashing," move along. I received an email from a company whose products I have used in the past, a company who (as a Master Gardener) I have recommended to others. I am now emphatically taking that recommendation back. This is the email I received in my mail box today. Jesus H.

This is not your typical newsletter from, Inc. In fact, this is the first one in six years which is not business related.I apologize for cluttering your inbox with an unsolicited email; however you are free to unsubscribe just by clicking the link at the bottom.

I want to share with you my television viewing experience the other night on prime time television. I ask those of you who agree with me to go to and go to the bottom of the page, click the feed back link and express your opinion. I know the vast majority of you will agree with me as all polls indicate. We are the majority, not the minority as the liberal media would lead you to believe.

My wife and I sat down to watch television the other night with our children. Cold Case was on which is normally a fairly enjoyable show to watch; however, the last half hour of the show dealt with a young man who wished he had asked his male friend to come with him (long story short). The show ended with the two men hugging and obvious intimation they had discovered their gay feelings towards each other. The very next show was Without A Trace. The whole last half hour of this show was about two lesbians who were struggling with their feelings of lesbianism. It ended with full acceptance from one father and the two lesbians making out. Yes, they were kissing right at the end of the show on public prime time television. So much for wholesome family television.

Now, I am NOT trying to bash homosexuals and I am not a bigot;however, I feel homosexuality is morally wrong and should not be "promoted" as what is the norm for society. Text books are being rewritten as I am writing this to "highlight" every homosexual who has made a contribution to society. There are teachers who have been asked to make sure students know that, "This person in history was a homosexual." History is being rewritten to promote homosexuality and prime time television is doing its best to make homosexuality a "normal" behavior. If homosexuality was the norm, civilization would have ceased to exist thousands of years ago. Procreation takes a man and a woman. There was Adam and then there was Eve, not Adam and Steve.

There are literally tens of thousand of you reading this email right now. If you are tired of the way public television is going let CBS know! It will only take about 1 minute of your time. Again, just goto and click the feedback link at the bottom. It is time the majority speak up and not let the minority run this country. The majority can bring back the Christian heritage this country was founded on because it is, "In God We Trust."

Thank you for your time,

Troy Hake
President, Inc.

And this is the reply I've sent back to the President, Troy Hake.

Dear Troy Hake,

I received your email regarding homosexuality on television programs that run late in the Primetime scheduling block, programs that show graphic violence and gore, that show women being absued, children murdered or abused, and so forth.

It's interesting that you sent a spam email to all of your company's mailing list because of your horrified reaction to love. Two people who love each other. Yes, they happen to be the same sex. It's interesting that any time those shows have graphic heterosexual sex, I have yet to receive a spam-type email from you or your company, not that I want one, mind. Gratuitous sex is fine, as long as it's between people with the parts you approve of interlocking? That's quite hypocritical.

Even though you state that you are NOT a bigot, that you are NOT bashing homosexuals, you ARE. You are a bigot by saying it is wrong. That's... what a bigot IS, sir.

Interesting that abuse, cruelty and neglect to children, and graphic violence makes "good tv," but two people finding love and happiness - as exhibited through the innocent act of kissing - is wrong .

You have utterly convinced me that I will never use any of your products. Nor will any of my friends. I will be sure to send your email with my response to as many people as I can, so they can write in and let YOU know how we feel about how "Outsidepride" is doing. Just like you asked other bigots and hate-mongers to write in to CBS.

You should be ashamed of yourself, but I'm sure you won't be. And I'm sure you've completely forgotten that Jesus Christ himself said, "As I have loved you, love one another." There was not an addendum that it was okay to hate certain groups.

Best regards that I can muster,
Laura M____________
Texas Master Gardener

So. Here's where YOU come in. THIS IS THE CONTACT PAGE for the company, Please take the time to email them and let them know how bigoted they are. I hope their mail servers gets so many hits, it bogs down. PLEASE DO NOT USE INFLAMMATORY LANGUAGE. Do not give them fuel to say "I told you so." Be polite. Be firm. And pass this on to as many people as you'd like. Link, cut and paste, repost, whatever you feel necessary.

Here is their mailing address, if you would prefer to send something handwritten:, Inc.
915 N. Main
Independence, OR 97351
Fax: 503-606-0659 (Thanks for the great idea, carmelonia!)

I'd like to remind everyone that they sell SOIL and GLOVES. What that has to do with homosexuals on TV is beyond me. Ridiculous.

[ETA] psychoadept received a reply! Which still doesn't negate the hate.

And be sure to email CBS to tell them something positive about their diversity and consideration for all people in their programming!

[ETA 2]: guys, my hands are about to fall off. I appreciate the overwhelming response to this, and would like to mention that liz_marcs has some terrific blog links discussing this very thing. I won't be able to reply to everyone, but please know that your adding your voice is greatly appreciated!
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