Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Lay Down Your Sword

Today's bombshell?

HRC admitted it.

“The email exchanges in question between former Congressman Mark Foley and a House page have been in the possession of bloggers and media outlets for some time now. Yesterday, it came to our attention that an HRC employee, hired just last month to work for us in Michigan, was responsible for initially posting these emails on his blog. We investigated the matter, determined that HRC resources had been inappropriately used, and let him go. No one at the Human Rights Campaign, other than this individual, had any knowledge of his activities,” said Brad Luna, Spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign.

Again, as I posited yesterday, this comes as no huge surprise -- but I'm frankly astonished to see HRC confirm the fact.

Next question, though: what do we do with this info?

First off, HRC needs to come clean with this on their website and in a news release. Nothing less. Period.

Second, the media needs to be notified that HRC has admitted that one of their own (now former) staffers is responsible for this mysterious blog.

However, the logical following step is to reveal the name of the staffer in question -- and that's the sticking spot.

That is potentially a huge, HUGE disclosure. Given the links I think this individual likely has to the Democratic Party, several specific Democratic politicians, and the smear campaign of John Aravosis and Mike Rogers, we're talking asteroid impact in terms of potential damage to said individuals, none of whom I would be in the least bit sorry to see get theirs. I have seen firsthand to what lengths these scum will go to harass, harm, and hurt those gay people who disagree with them, and I frankly see no reason to pull any punches.

Until I figuratively look over at the former staffer who did this.

The minute their name is revealed, whoever this person may be, they are totally screwed. Their every move, contact, and word are going to be scrutinized -- and with two weeks before an election, blinded and ripped to shreds as people try to spin and slash them for public advantage. They are going to be called names and have their entire life dissected on every form of media imaginable. They are going to be shunned by people publicly, lest they be tainted as well.

And they're out of a job, with the likelihood that anyone else will hire them quite, QUITE low.

While I want as much as anyone to get confirmation and put the pieces together, it also is patently obvious that this person's career and private life will be blown apart with this kind of disclosure. Thus, I will differ with GayPatriot; as an opponent of outing and attempts to destroy a person publicly with private details, I cannot in good conscience support this person's name being released publicly.

Yes, this is letting the perpetrator off easy.

Yes, this is enabling people who hate gays like me and are willing to do anything to get them fired, socially excluded, or verbally abused as "Judenrats", just to curry favor with the Democratic Party.

But there are things more important than revenge.

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