Sponsors for Southern Maine Pride
Sponsors for Southern Maine Pride

As a parent few things piss me off the way the right wing’s insistence that LGBT are dangerous to children does. So my blood pressure went up a few notches this morning when I saw the e-mail in my Inbox from the American Family Association warning me that “Home Depot is a willing participant in exposing children to unhealthy and risky homosexual activities.”

According to the e-mail message, signed by AFA President Tim Wildmon, the Southern Maine Pride website lists Home Depot as a major sponsor of its 2010 Pride activities. But even worse, Wildmon rages, is the fact that Home Depot has signed on as a festival vendor and will be “conducting Kid’s Craft Workshops for children in the midst of loud and boisterous gay activities.”

Wildmon writes: “To this end, Home Depot is basically encouraging the attendance of children at events which openly expose them to transvestites, cross-dressers, and homosexual activists.”

He then goes on to urge his sheep — uh, I mean, followers — to send an e-mail to Home Depot to let them know just how you feel about the company sponsoring Pride events.

Well Mr. Wildmon, I would MUCH rather have my kids learning how to build birdhouses at Home Depot’s Pride festival booth than have them exposed to the kind of hatred, bigotry and all-around idiocy that you and others like you are always spouting.

And that’s why I took advantage of the link to send an e-mail. But instead of leaving in the pre-prepared message criticizing Home Depot, I erased that and typed in my own message, thanking the company. I hope Home Depot — and AFA — get that message loud and clear.