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Re: Advertisement of Immorality



We've all been quite accepting of the diversity of "signature banners" on
our reflector, and I think that reflects a proud tradition of Amatuer Radio.

I join Phil in his sentiments.  Perhaps Chris should just unsubscribe.

Dick

At 08:50 PM 5/23/98 -0700, Phil Karn wrote:
>Chris,
>
>I've had quite a few gay/bi colleagues and friends over the
>years. Several have made important contributions to AMSAT and to ham
>radio. As has often been said in the past, AMSAT is an
>"equal-opportunity exploiter". We don't care if you're black, white or
>purple; gay, bi or straight; atheist or virulent Christian
>fundamentalist. All that counts is a sincere interest in amateur
>satellites.
>
>And over those years, I've never found homosexuality to be the least
>bit contagious. I'm still as straight as I've ever been.
>
>I hope that puts your mind at ease.
>
><flame on>
>
>If you feel that the mere knowledge that others choose to live
>differently than you threatens your family, then I strongly suggest
>counseling.  If the threat is real, then your family is already so
>fragile as to be in need of serious help. Or the threat is imaginary,
>in which case YOU need help in dealing with your own paranoia and
>intolerance before it destroys you.
>
>>Noah Webster once said, "All that is necessary for evil to triumph
>>is for good men to do nothing!"
>
>You said it, pal. That's why I had to answer your message even though I
>don't normally let myself be baited by such blather.
>
><flame off>
>
>--Phil
>
>




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