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25 August 2008 @ 08:29 am
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The AFA has set up a webpage from which you can send the chairman of Hallmark Greeting Cards hate mail. What grievous offense is Hallmark guilty of, you ask? Why, none other than providing a line of greeting cards for same-sex marriages. Bastards!

First of all, it's a sad comment on a life- or lives- that there are people in this world who get their panties in a wad over freaking greeting cards that no one is forcing them to look at or buy, and have nothing better to do than to spew hatred over such trivialities.

However, the submitter who sent the link to Fark also had a lovely idea: why don't rational people use the email address provided to send Hallmark letters of support instead?

Instead of using the AFA's form, I grabbed the email linked to on the right-hand side of the page, and sent this along:
Dear Chairman Hall:

Thank you for making a brave stand and a wise business decision in support of all your customers. The love shared between two people is a wonderful thing, no matter who they happen to be, and deserves to be celebrated. You're part of the growing trend of compassion and common sense prevailing over ignorance and prejudice, and you should definitely be proud of that, no matter what fringe groups like the AFA try to say to the contrary.

Hallmark will be getting more of my business from now on, and I'll be urging my friends and family to support you as well. Thanks again!
Perhaps you'll want to send a note of support as well?

Make no mistake, these AFA types will be looked back on the same way we look back on those "concerned" citizens who tried to ban interracial marriage and uphold racial segregation: small-minded dinosaurs filled with ridiculous, unjustified hatred. (Dinosaurs everywhere are insulted by the comparison.)

Based on the parameter/value at the end of the hyperlink, it would seem that AFA has more "action items" in desperate need of subversion. Hmm...
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on August 25th, 2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
I also sent a letter through that site. Thanks for the heads up.

Don't mess with dinosaurs. They may look small inside those pellets, but put them in water and WHOOOOO BOY. Don't mess with 'em.
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Miusheri: Thomas Painemiusheri on August 25th, 2008 05:40 pm (UTC)
I love that. "Pushing" a lifestyle. Until now, I had no idea these Hallmark cards actually force unwitting heterosexual victims into the stores, force them to purchase the cards, then force them to divorce/break up with/abandon their significant others and dry-hump the nearest person of the same sex.

// Sarcasm off

When logic and the facts are not on your side, accuse your enemy of possessing your own bad traits. If given half a chance, these AFA people would push their lifestyle on the rest of us in the form of Constitutional amendments. There's a huge difference between that, and between merely offering a product line in addition to- not replacing- the other product lines offered.

I don't disagree with these AFA people taking their business elsewhere. That's capitalism, they're free to vote with their dollars. There is something wrong with them claiming that Hallmark is "pushing" a lifestyle they don't agree with. (And don't get me started on bucking for Constitutional amendments that limit rather than expand the rights of the people.) That's ignorant bullshit and, potentially, libel.
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Miusherimiusheri on August 25th, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
I figured it probably was, but I still felt like ranting about the "ZOMG PUSHING TEH GHEY AGENDA!!11!" aspect. ;)
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Miusheri: hello_cthulhumiusheri on August 25th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)

Oh, I just noticed that we have the same middle initial! What does your "S" stand for?
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Miusherimiusheri on August 26th, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)
That's cool! Mine is Soheila (so-HAY-la). It's Arabic word for Venus.
a stunning paragon of nomenclaturesemperar on August 26th, 2008 04:49 am (UTC)
yegh. bunch of buttfucking cavemen. its easy for their type to deny evolution because clearly their kind plateaued at neanderthal.

if it weren't so hip with the kids these days I'm sure christian folk would have taken a stand against blogging by now.
Paul Cosgroveaniki21 on August 26th, 2008 06:40 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't mind me basically copying your message, but I couldn't think of anything better myself. :)
Miusheri: Laramiusheri on August 26th, 2008 07:07 pm (UTC)
Don't mind at all. Thank you! =)