Letters and Opinions

These are opinion pieces that I have had published in a variety of newspapers and magazines. I have been writing letters-to-the-editor since 2006, and have had over 160 published since then. I also play guitar and sing in a musical revue called The Loser's Lounge. With a cast of guest singers, we perform tributes to great songwriters and bands. The show is in its 24th year, and we perform at Joe's Pub - The Public Theater and Lincoln Center in New York City.

Friday, August 05, 2011

I wrote a letter to Metro in response to an article about the Westboro Baptist Church, known for their anti-gay activities and penchant to picket. Metro published my response (thankfully unedited) on July 25, 2011.

Occasionally, I have had some responses to my letters printed the next day. In some cases (very rare) that letter results in yet another published response. It's like skipping stones across the letters page. The published letter is the first skip and each letter in response is a skip. The letter I had printed in Metro had four skips.


It is no surprise that the Westboro Baptist Church will be protesting gay weddings on the first day of marriage equality in New York. Frankly, same-sex marriage is the kind of activity that should rile up small minded, sanctimonious and bigoted people. That is how we know that justice has prevailed.


That letter was printed on a Monday. On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, these letters ran in response:


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