|Ron and Bill - 1978|
Yesterday my posting of the "then (1964)" and "now (2011)" picture of me and Bill on the "Gay Marriage USA" Facebook page went viral, much to my surprise. This after an innocuous e-mail from my cousin Tim Tipton suggesting that I post a photo of me and Bill to the Gay Marriage USA Facebook page.
A few minutes ago I see where that posting had 40,868 Likes, 2,198 Comments and 5,864 Shares. Wow. My Fifteen minutes of fame has finally arrived at the grand age of seventy-one years. Who knew?
So, my goal is to read all of the comments and acknowledge the positive comments. Of course there are more than a few negative comments of which I will not acknowledge or even engage in conversation, learning long ago that when a person is that insecure in their own person and fearful of two men (or women) loving each other, it is a waste of my time to try and convince them otherwise. And I definitely don't feel as if I have to defend myself. What is there to defend? Finding the one true love of my life and living a life that all too few people live, a life of true happiness? Yes folks, I know what I have and what they don't have and will probably never have, happiness.
Reading the comments I came across several from the Reverend Fred Phelps. You know him don't you folks? He's the one who gets his congregation to show up at military funerals and blame the death of those soldiers on gay people, who he calls "Fags." Yes folks, I have arrived. I have stirred the ire of the Hate Monger in Chief, Fred Phelps. To tell you the truth, all I can do is smile.
|Rev. Phleps preaching the gospel|