Wednesday

Dear North Carolina,


13 comments:

  1. Nice. It's been a bit of a sad day around here.

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  2. Nicely stylized poster. Is this a reference to Amendment One?

    If so, then it is unclear what role love plays in the statement. It is not loving to encourage continued denial in those who are uncomfortable (to say the least) with the heterosexual nature of their humanity?

    Does "love" refer to sexual desire?
    Does "obstacle" refer to rational thought?
    Does "faith" refer to Christianity or Buddhism, or does it refer to gender confusion?

    This is what seems to me to be its message.

    For what it's worth, I enjoy your site. It's one I visit every morning.

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  3. On The Mark - Allow me to clarify. Yes, it is a reference to Amendment One. Love refers to Love between people. Obstacle refers to close-minded reactionary thought that would have us deny people basic rights as afforded by the constitution of the United States of America. Faith refers to faith in humanity, something that many people have lost after the passing of this bill.

    I will give you the benefit of the doubt here, but I question your assertion that the poster's meaning is at all ambiguous. If you were truly curious, I hope I have answered your questions and cleared the matter up. However, and it's hard to tell a person's tone by a blog comment, if you saw this as an opportunity to voice your opinion in the guise of a questioning blog comment, and you disagree with my basic message of love and compassion for all people, I would invite you to consider the fact that DudeCraft may not be the site for you.

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    1. This is a great reply. One on which I will model future replies to trolls.
      "___ may not be the site for you".
      Love it!

      It reminds me of when I have continually difficult repeat customers in my small business. A wise business adviser suggested I use this line: "Sir, I can no longer afford to have you as a customer. May I recommend the store down the street."

      Rock on!

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    2. I think you are right. I suppose the message of the poster really isn't as ambiguous as I had hoped, though it is admirably subtle. But, I asked sincerely because, as I said, I enjoy your site and I find the poster's style very attractive. So, I wanted to be certain, and I hoped, perhaps naively, that its message was not one of close-minded and reactionary thought that would have us deny the physical and biological reality of human sexuality, as it initially appeared it might be and you have now confirmed that it, in fact, is.

      While we clearly disagree about how it might be achieved, your implication that I disagree with your 'basic message of love and compassion for all people' is inaccurate, though possibly not undeserved only because my original comment could easily have been misunderstood to have accused you of the same thing. I do not make that assumption, and I should have been more clear.

      I'm sure I wasn't out of line in expressing my opinion considering that the opportunity to comment is available and, while I may be missing it, I see no indication that difference of opinion and discussion of your opinions are unwelcome. Of course, it's your site, and I respect your wishes on the matter.

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    3. On The Mark - Thanks for the honest reply. We shall agree to disagree here.

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  4. Just a few generations ago fear and ignorance prevented people of different races from marrying. Love and understanding broke those laws. We need to learn from our mistakes and break laws made out of fear and ignorance that outlaw people from marrying for love today. Thank you for this beautiful poster, Love always finds a way. We need to stand up now so it doesn't take more generations for everyone to be granted our basic rights.

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  5. I like it but the pedant in me craves a comma.

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    1. To me, a banner is as good as a comma.

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    2. Pedantry is underrated but necessary; lazy grammar and the seemingly ubiquitous celebration of ignorance are overrated.

      Not that this comment has anything to do with the graphic. I concede that the banner can act as a comma now I've looked at it a few more times.

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  6. This poster should be offered for sale. Love it. I'd proudly frame and hang it in my home or office.

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  7. Paul, I love it so much! Thank you for making + posting it, and encouraging the rest of us to keep the faith. Beautiful!!
    -Susan

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