That's what Melissa McEwan said in the post announcing that she too, has resigned from the Edward's campaign.
There have been death threats. Threats against her life, and the lives of her family.
This behavior from crazed, yet craven Christiopathic bastards has driven good people from the marketplace of ideas. It has shown that a measured, decent response is not good enough to suit these people. They weren't satisfied by attacking things that might have been said, maybe even said in a better way, they took it straight to the young women involved and their families in a violent and personal way.
Young women were told that they should be raped, they should be beheaded, their corpses mutilated. They were told that their families should be forced to witness these outrages before the families themselves were then outraged.
It makes me want to puke. If this is the god they worship. If this is how a believer in their Jesus makes themself precious in the eyes of their lord. I'm glad to be an atheist.
The media is well up into this. I saw that racist fuck face Donohue spewing his charges of bigotry on MSNBC's Tucker (rhymes with Motherfucker) Carlson without an opposing view, with nothing but smirking joy from that bow-tied piece of shit.
The fact that a bigoted, sex-obsessed, hate monger like Bill Donohue could be on the national media lecturing people on morality
is crazy making.
That only once, in the last week, only once was there somebody who pointed out his bigotry and history of viciousness.
Now Melissa has been threatened to the point where she must withdraw from working for a candidate that she truly believes in.
She tried to hang on. Bless her heart, she didn't want to let us down.
Melissa didn't let anyone down. I am proud to say that I call her a friend. A kindred spirit.
I encourage you to call Bill Donohue at 212-371-3191
and tell him that he must immediately and in no uncertain terms call off the attacks and threats. He won't because he is nothing but a bloated bag of hateful wind.
I am reading Infidel
, by Ayaan Hirsi Ali right now. It is an eloquent, clear eyed memior by a young woman who grew up in the shadows of tribalism, female genital mutilation (which she describes in matter of fact plain language), a journey through devotion and belief in Islam (in her teens she proudly wore the hijab
), into a life of reason.
It is a searing and brilliant look at the world we will all inhabit if we allow the like of Donohue to influence our debate.
Melissa, if you want to hide behind a cactus fence, you are welcome here
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