Saturday, July 21, 2007

TAMMY FAYE MESSNER, DEAD AT 65

J-7 would like to wish the family of Tammy Faye our most solemn condolensces. Tammy, you were one of the first voices of reason in those dark, early-days of the AIDs pandemic. You spoke for compassion and understanding, and you spoke for the tolerance and acceptance of homosexuals as simply being who they were and are: our brothers, our sisters, our aunts, our uncles, our cousins, our parents, and even our grandparents.

Unlike many very hateful people, you saw them as human. Anyone who proposes legislation that prevents full-citizenship rights for homosexuals is not only profoundly immoral, but sadly dehumanized and un-American. This was not you Tammy, and for this and this alone, you are redeemed. You showed us that the bridges between Christians and everyone else can--and must--be bridged. Sleep well darling, you were a good woman in-the-end. You will be missed.