Long time readers of my journal and my close friends have probably come to learn the twisted form of self-masochism I have. I tend to be an emotional masochist... finding something that I know will upset me, I focus way too much attention to it. For the past 6 months or so... perhaps longer, I've been practicing another version of this... and it sickens me to my stomach.
When the Concerned Women of America (CWA) and the American Family Association (AFA) decided to start seriously targeting the SM Community, I took notice. I explored their websites, and even signed up for their weekly e-mail newsletters.
Now, when I first did this, I thought I had a rational reason. I wanted to see what the "enemy" was writing about us... that whole adage, keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Well, they seem to have temporarily gone away. With 9/11, and the possible war with Iraq, their attention is pretty busy on other things. Yet, I still read them. In fact, I've broadened my list of sites that I keep up on.
And it sickens me. Sickens me to my core to see what vitriol is displayed, all with the "backing" of the bible and the church, according to them. But I think what frightens me even more than the content is the sheer hugeness of it all. There are so many sites, and so many organizations. They are incredibly well organized, well-funded, with clear, concise, daily updated websites.
What amazes me even more is that it seems to go unnoticed. How can the so-called liberal media sit back while all of this stuff is out there? We say we live in a PC society... some complain that it is too PC. Well... *looking back at the christian right websites*.... not from where I'm looking. Wow.