Friday, July 28, 2006

Echoes From the Whinery

Donovan,

It is hard for me to determine what has actually happened to Wilson. I am interested in knowing the basis of your claims below, for instance? Did you see nails in Wilson’s drive way? Did you help him change some of his tires?

I don’t know of anyone who would cheer violent acts toward another individual, whether or not they agreed with the individuals religious and political views. Vandalism is always wrong, as far as I can see.

But what proof do we have that violence or vandalism has actually been done to Wilson? Furthermore, what proof do we have that Wilson’s political critics have had anything to do with it, even if it did happen?

I know of at least two persons, both critics of Wilson, who have had dog feces speared on the inside (in one case) and outside (in another case) of their cars. If I think that Wilson had something to do with this — perhaps only indirectly, since he suggests that violent behavior toward gays and lesbians is justified — does that give me the right to say in public that he is responsible for it? I don’t think so.

We need to get a better grip about what’s going on here. You can start by telling me exactly how Wilson has been harmed and what EVIDENCE there is to believe that such harm has occurred.

Best,

Joe