Esteemed members of the Church, to whom it may concern.
I understand that I may be too late in sending this message to you, as I' spent quite some
time writing and rewriting this plea.
I understand that at 11 am on July 25th, you' ye scheduled a picket at the AIDS Conference in
Washington. Quite simply, I humbly request that you reconsider. I understand your stance on
what this conference means, but please hear me out.
Two years ago, my twin brother, Wayne, was killed by this horrible illness. Wayne was not gay,
did not have sex before he married, and was completely drug free. The only reason he
contracted the illness was due to the irresponsibility of our father, who was himself an addict of
heroin. Wayne accidentally came in contact with a syringe our father had carelessly left
inconspicuously, and it ended up costing him his life.
Two years later, my mother and I are still fighting to keep such a thing from happening to
anyone else, and we believe this conference is one vehicle of hope that we can rely upon. As I
said, I understand that you believe this is a plague brought upon us by God as punishment for
enabling homosexuality in our country, but I wish to retort, ifi may.
The Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome is a disease that far predates the modern day
America. Medical studies show that AIDS was first discovered in the early 1960' s, after a biopsy,
recently in 2008, showed it' s linking to our species as early as 1873. This was long
before the homosexual phenomenon was even considered a possibility in our country. My reason
for stating this is to imply that the disease itself is not a result of homosexuality, but cross
species exposure (particularly by blood, as the late 1800' s was still a time when the gorilla was
hunted for it' s meat).
This epidemic was only associated with the homosexual community in the early 90' s as it began
to spread from unprotected sexual contact. This is most attributed to the thought that
intimacy did not require protected intercourse, and thus began the spread.
I suppose this is all my more roundabout way of saying that this disease is not the fault of
the homosexual populace. Therefore, I ask again that you reconsider your protest at the
Convention in respect of the memory of my twin brother, Wayne (Omitted); as well as all of the
heterosexual populace that was wrongly taken by this ailment. I know that I have no place
questioning your beliefs, nor your right to speak freely upon them, and I will not speculate upon
my opinions or views towards the matter. I simply plead that you do not protest an event that
has given my mother and I so much hope. I hope you will consider what I ask, and encourage
you to respond if you object to anything in my inquiry. Thank you for your time.
Piano!! e boards;
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You' got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you
finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and Just wail" lecharlie Parker