Letters to the Editor
I was deeply offended by Christy Wiseman”s hurtful article, “Life Ongoing–Just a Cup of Coffee”. Her brother’s list of people she should avoid included “no friggin’ deviates: LGBT, pedophiles, etc.” As a gay man who has been in a monogamous relationship for more than 50 years, I resent being lumped together with pedophiles and I am certainly not a “friggin deviant.” Since Christy included this without comment, I assume that she approves of her brother’s bigoted sentiments. While this may have been a lame attempt at humor, I am not amused. I am also what her brother calls “a liberal shit-head.”
What is next for her brother to warn her against? Jews, African American, Muslims—or perhaps Christy should just see white, Protestant, Tea Party members?
I am dismayed that the Ojo del Lago would print garbage like this.
Our Editor Responds:
Dear Mr. Wolfe,
I believe that Ms. Wiseman has sent you her heartfelt personal apology. To that, I want to add that on behalf of El Ojo del Lago, we wish to apologize for the article. We should have caught the fact that this particular assertion contained no “rebuttal” and hence would seem to have gone uncontested. I also know that Ms. Wiseman is a very fine woman who is deeply upset that she did not pay closer attention to the implications of the words she used. I and our proof readers must plead guilty to the same charge.
As you might know from the hundreds of editorials I have written as the magazine’s editor, I am also one of those “liberal ****-heads,” which only makes my mistake more regrettable.