I am referring to MassResistance's latest blog/rant in which Amy Contrada really proves that she and fellow hater, Brain Camenker know no bounds when it comes to degrading and attacking members of the LGBT community and anyone else who would dare consider LGBT fellow human beings.
Now I have had alot thown at me since I started KnowThyNeighbor with Aaron Toleos and unfortunately it has not all been from the bigots. As a matter of fact, it is rumored that Tom Lang is working on a behind the scenes "tell all" book (or at least website) which will document the "personalities" which were involved in the marriage equality movement here in Massachusetts. No holds barred!!! More on that to come.
I was called "silly and mean-spirited" by MassEquality and Marty Rouse publicly yet behind the scenes was told that I am likened to "The Nuremburg Files" webmaster who directed anti-abortion suporters to kill abortion doctors. All this while MassEquality copied KnowThyNeighbor and posted the 143,000 names a day after we did.
I have been called, "The Great Intimidator" by MassResistance. "The Rabble Rouser" by Kris Mineau of the Massachusetts Family Institute which I did find extremely insulting because those who had the courage to advocate for themselves should never be called "rabble." An "Holocaust Amplifier" by a Christian Right blogger. And I was even called, "The Brian Camenker of the Gay Community" by Marc Solomon (of course Marc blamed a "Senior Legislator" for having coined that title for me) -- but to this day that still hurts...
I have had the KKK call me and threated to kill me, I have been sent three mailed "death threats" since 2000 and the author even followed me to my new house. I have been sent every type of magazine subscription imagineable (including Bird's Life) and get at least 2 calls a day because someone signed me up on a mortgage refinance service to find me the best lender.
I have had exotic (female) dancers/hookers sent to my house at 2 AM by one of the people who found his name on the state database for the anti-marriage petition which we posted. AND AND more recently, someone put my phone number on Craigslist.com offering me in a advertisement for providing "Erotic Massages for $ 35 an hour!!" Can you imagine $ 35 AN HOUR!!!! And the calls were coming into my cell phone non-stop while I and other bloggers were in a meeting with Governor Patrick.
But I have to say that MassResistance did not need to resort to using the "C" word. I am sure that Brian and Amy were quite upset to lose thirteen of the twenty-five sponsors of that nasty Bill S 321 which they worked so hard duping legislators into supporting. But that is no excuse what-so-ever! And please pardon me if I seem sexist in this next statement, but Amy, being a woman, you should know better!
Amy Contrada referred viewers of her blog to a video in which I am featured and descibed me as "the (c)hubby guy with glasses." This means WAR!
See You Next Tuesday...Amy
Tom Lang, Director