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Week of Wednesday, December1, 2004

News Flash: Abortion Controversial

Bishop to Infiltrator: Go to hell. Go straight to hell. Do not pass Go. Do not collect one damned thing: I can't quite figure your article out ["I Was an Abortion Protestor!," Infiltrator, Nov. 10]. Are you pro-life, pro-abortion, or just pro-stupid? These people who were protesting this clinic have the right to do so, under the Constitution, just the same as you do.

Obviously you are so self-absorbed and brainwashed by the liberal left deathmongers and satanic, atheistic secularists that you would jeopardize your eternal soul by blaspheming the name of Jesus! You should thank God Almighty that your mother didn't abort you! However, after giving that some thought, I kind of wish she had. Then there would be one less idiot in this world who thinks he knows more than God.

I hope you like warm weather, 'cause where your [sic] going, it's going to be HOT! HOT! HOT!

I pray for your enlightenment, sir. That you might come out of the darkness and into the light that is Jesus Christ.

Weather [sic] you believe it or not, he suffered and died for you. He loves you more than anyone can -- even yourself.

Mike Emanuel

Is there a special area of hell for "brave" people?: Bravo! Very well done and very brave. I think it's important for people to see these whacked-out wing nuts in their natural element. Such buffoons. Good job, and gutsy of you!

Celia (last name withheld)
Philadelphia, Pa.

A hairstyle made for hell: Too funny. I have a feeling the [Planned Parenthood] folks were saying to themselves: "Doesn't he have dreadlocks? Strange; what did you think the chances were of having a fanatical religious young man with dreadlocks protesting our clinic?" Good thing you weren't at an S.F. clinic; a friend of mine is an escort, and she would have spotted [Infiltrator author Harmon Leon] in a minute.

What's next? Speed dating? Ever think about doing Cheaters -- one of the worst reality shows, but like a train wreck, ya just can't help but watching? You can pretend to be the one who is completely distraught about finding your girlfriend with another guy. How about being an extra on the upcoming film with Winona Ryder that's being filmed in S.F. in December? Or Rent, [which is] being filmed in the spring?

So many opportunities ... how do you choose??

Amanda Wolf
Presidio Heights

Hmmm, Erie ... isn't that a city in hell?: Mr. Leon's article rings true from start to finish! I'd love to get his take on our abortion facility demonstrations here in Erie, Pa. (of which I'm pretty much the leader)! We're MUCH more sophisticated, of course, in our strategies and tactics. :)

Mr. Leon portrays a rather crazy situation outside Planned Parenthood, but by far the biggest absurdity is that innocent human lives are in FACT being destroyed inside, and all people can do in response (thanks to the seven male Supreme Court justices who cooked up the Roe v. Wade decision) is stand around holding some signs.

Tim Broderick
Erie, Pa.

Context, Please

First letter in history suggesting SF Weekly articles are too short: Just when I started to have faith in your writing, you go and blow it. Nowhere in your latest diatribe against the S.F. left ["Moral Inferiority," Matt Smith, Nov. 17] do you mention the long, hard struggle to defend and improve upon rent control in S.F. as a major way in which the city demonstrates its concern for low-income, sick, and elderly people living here. Without rent control, S.F. would look like Hillsboro -- all rich people.

Supervisors McGoldrick and Daly are big supporters of rent control, and of making more housing available to less fortunate people. You give them no credit for this or Daly's support of the Rincon Hill giant residential building project. Why not? You don't even clearly explain the piece of legislation that they opposed. Without more background, how are we supposed to believe that you are being fair in discussing this issue? Looks like shoddy editorial writing to me.

Mike Mooney
South Beach


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