If you’re involved in politics, you get a lot of mail. Some of it is very supportive and encouraging. Other mail, not so much. We thought we’d share with you some of the hate mail the Texas Freedom Network gets. Some messages — such as the rusty saw blade we received by postal a while back — aren’t reproducible here, of course. But usually the e-mail and letters we get offer plenty of quotable material. Enjoy.
Our criticism of the far right’s absurd ranting against President Obama’s speech to students (see here and here) earlier this month got plenty of reactions. One writer responded to a story about the speech in which TFN President Kathy Miller noted that Texas Gov. Rick Perry earlier had flirted with secessionists and State Board of Education member Cynthia Dunbar had accused then-candidate Obama of sympathizing with terrorists:
The Governor did not, that is a twisted lie. Not a new trick from baby killing liberal politicians. And just how friendly does Barry have to get with these tyrannical nutcases? And how many times does he have to cite Muslim proverbs or proclaim how great is a religion that in itself promotes peace and tolerance but has spawned a culture of hate and violence, even amongst its own people. Lady you can dismiss the facts and hide behind your elitist state of mind all you want. But by your own words and actions you have revealed your honest intentions.
You and your buddies would do well to learn as has every other who has attempted to take take from us what is God(yes I said God) given. That lesson would be that the freedom of choice will not be taken from us nor restricted by corruption. We recognize the subtle traps the current Administration and its party are laying down. We will not be lured any longer. Don’t be fooled by our politeness. Though we are not the bully that liberal “community organizers” tend to be. We do have our limits and you and your friends would be wise to remember that -every action has an equal and opposite reaction- Newton’s Law.
A number of writers have been angry about Kathy pointing out that far-right pressure groups are unfairly criticizing the work of social studies curriculum writers. One group had even accused curriculum writers of engaging in a “war on Christmas” for including Easter but not Christmas in a list of holidays celebrated by major religions around the world. (TFN doesn’t oppose the inclusion of Christmas, but we have noted that critics are deliberately distorting what the curriculum writers recommended and why.) From one e-mailer:
If you have children, I feel very sorry for them. You are what’s wrong with America. I will not stand silent and listen to your uneducated ‘reasoning’ of Christians or Jews or any HONORABLE group that has the brain power to realize that God does exist. I will not let you or your small group of non-believers ruin my children’s rights to learn about all religions. If you don’t like WHAT THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS BELIEVE, tough. If your looking for a fight, you will get one.
I feel very sorry for you. Why? Because you will stand in front of God to give an account of your life decisions. Just like the rest of us. FYI- God doesn’t tolerate non-believers. He condemns them to an eternity of/in Hell.
You will not win this battle.
said Kathy Miller, president of the watchdog group Texas Freedom Network, which opposes initiatives pushed by Christian conservatives. “If I were their teacher I would send the Free Market Foundation to detention.”
Dear Kathy Miller: If I were in your class I’d kick your ass.
Some writers were not so concise:
Pass this on to your cronie Miller
“This is just a cynical attempt to use religion as a weapon to mislead the public and divide Texans over something as important as our children’s education,” said Kathy Miller, president of the watchdog group Texas Freedom Network, which opposes initiatives pushed by Christian conservatives. “If I were their teacher I would send the Free Market Foundation to detention.”
Guess what Miller… YOU LOSE…so get your butt to detention and stay there!!! Haven’t you read Revelations yet? You LOSE in the end! We win 🙂
Christmas WILL be taught in our Texas school system. I will fight for it UNTIL HELL FREEZES OVER!
My children who attend public schools (right now) will not adhere to “Losers” trying to withdraw our Christian faith out of the system and keep other faiths in.
If you don’t like what our country was founded on…. CHRISTIAN principles based on the laws of God…. then why don’t you move to a different country. I will purchase a one way ticket for you…. just call.
I teach my kids DAILY about Jesus Christ…. AND YOU AND ALL YOUR FOLLOWERS WILL NEVER TAKE THAT AWAY. THEY KNOW THE TRUTH NO MATTER WHAT YOUR FALSE INDOCTRINATIONS TRY AND DO. THEY ARE ROCK SOLID….
God Bless the USA!!!
TEXAS CHRISTIAN AND PROUD OF IT
Comparisons to communists weren’t surprising:
I noted your comments opposing Texas “Christian Conservatives” attempts to defend the public mention of the American holiday “Christmas” in Texas public school curriculum.
While you are certainly within your American 1st Amendment rights to express this opinion and join the “War Against Christmas” (i.e. any mention/public celebration of the Christmas holiday, I take strong exception to your comments:
“If I were their teacher I would send the Free Market Foundation to detention.”
This has very strong Soviet connotations – where sadly millions of Christians were arrested and sent to “detention” – the Soviet Slave labor camps – The Gulag for professing their Christian faith.
And sadly, too many American public schools, colleges and universities are dominated by very intolerant people who want to send those with opposing views or beliefs to “detention” for thought crimes.
Ms. Miller – please remember this is still America, where the 1st Amendment protecting free speech and freedom of religion is in place. This is not (yet) Zimbabwe.
We’ll post more of these kinds of messages from time to time.