Ya’ll might remember when I posted the Advocate.com article by Tully Satre in “Young activist speaks on the passing of Jerry Falwell.”
Needless to say, the response he has gotten hasn’t been all that great.
I wrote a letter to the editor, now posted at Advocate.com:
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Tully Satre and Falwell
I read with great appreciation the words of Tully Satre on the passing of the Reverend Jerry Falwell. And I agree with him. I am one of those LGBT activists and bloggers who did not “rejoice” or otherwise greet the death of this man as a victory. I am also a Southerner and perhaps my ideas are based on my upbringing. You just don’t talk bad about the dead, out of respect for their soul and the family of the departed. There is a difference between trash-talking a person and offering intelligent and legitimate discussion on the life and legacy of a public figure. We should, as an entire people – gay and straight alike – learn better how to engage in the latter. America is much too full with trash-talking and non-substantive debate and discussion.
Matt Hill Comer
I’m glad to have been a part of the convo.