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Fundamentalist? Fine by Me

Servo1969 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 5:51 AM
They just want to be able to identify one another. "Now, the Star-Belly Sneetches Had bellies with stars. The Plain-Belly Sneeches Had none upon thars. The stars weren't so big. They were really so small You might think such a thing wouldn't matter at all. But, because they had stars, all the Star-Belly Sneetches Would brag, "We're the best kind of Sneetch on the beaches." With their snoots in the air, they would sniff and they'd snort "We'll have nothing to do with the Plain-Belly sort!" And whenever they met some, when they were out walking, They'd hike right on past them without even talking."
Wendy in AR Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:34 AM
One of my all-time favorite Dr Seuss stories, and tellingly true at that!
Servo1969 Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 6:00 AM
"When the Star-Belly children went out to play ball,
Could a Plain Belly get in the game...? Not at all.
You could only play if your bellies had stars
And the Plain Belly children had none upon thars.

When the Star-Belly Sneetches had frankfurter roasts
Or picnics or parties or marshmallow toasts,
They never invited the Plain-Belly Sneetches.
They left them out cold, in the dark of the beaches.
They kept them away. Never let them come near.
And that's how they treated them year after year."

Author's Note: The following is part two in a column series. Part one, Brown Shirts at ECU, can be found by clicking on my column archive.

Hi Mike. Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is also Mike, although that may be about the extent of our commonalities. But that is okay. Our strength in in our diversity! Indeed, I am writing to offer a diverse perspective on an email you sent to numerous subordinates using your East Carolina University email address. It follows in its entirety:

“Hi All: The LGBT Resource Office is hosting the program stated below. I...