One can imagine our beloved departed Ted Kennedy in the form of the Ghost of Christmas Future from Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" must have visited Massachusetts Republican Senator Scott Brown and shown him what it is like for GLBT people to live under the tyranny of state sanctioned discrimination. Brown has stated that he will vote to repeal the military policy of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell", a move that is bound to incur the wrath of local anti-gay group leader Kris Mineau from Massachusetts Family Institute as well as from other hate groups across our country.
UPDATED: As expected Kris Mineau has asked his fellow haters to bombard Sen. Brown with phone calls to try and intimidate Brown into changing his mind:
"Last Friday, we received some disturbing news from the office of U.S. Senator Scott Brown. Despite pledging to uphold the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy during his campaign last winter...Senator Brown announced on Friday that he had changed his mind and had decided to support the repeal that would allow open homosexuality in the military."
CLICK HERE to email Senator Brown
Feel free to use the link here, it has been changed to go directly to Brown's official government website. We should add our voices to their prattle to make sure reason triumphs over cowardice and fear mongering
I am sure Kris Mineau will try to deflect accusations of intimidation, so here is proof; one of his past efforts to intimidate during his failed attempt to end marriage equality in Massachusetts:
Here is the link to Kris Mineau's group that shows this shamefully overt act of intimidation still proudly displayed on one of the website's he is affiliated with.
Brown had previously not announced a position on the repeal, saying in May that he wanted to wait on a Pentagon study of how such a repeal would be implemented. That study came out this week, and found that ending the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy would not harm long-term military effectiveness.In Brown's own words:
“I have been in the military for 31 years and counting, and have served as a subordinate and as an officer. As a legislator, I have spent a significant amount of time on military issues. During my time of service, I have visited our injured troops at Walter Reed and have attended funerals of our fallen heroes. When a soldier answers the call to serve, and risks life or limb, it has never mattered to me whether they are gay or straight."Special thanks go to our friends at JoinTheImpactMA.com and their Tweet Alert of this breaking news.