Lesbian Granddaughter On Her Gay Hating Grandfather Senator Ruben Diaz: "Every word he utters hurts his own blood"

Gay hating New York Senator Ruben Diaz’s openly lesbian granddaughter Erica took to the pages of The New York Post today to reveal that her grandfather outed her to the public, on purpose  in an attempt to unconvincingly declare that he is not homophobic at his recent NOM backed anti-gay marriage rally that quickly turned into a hate parade with calls of death to homosexuals.

“I decided to show up at his rally last month on the steps of the Bronx County Courthouse so that he could face a person he loved, a person who was gay, as he spoke against us. That day I waded through the religious crowd and saw children as young as mine say hateful things. “You’re not God’s child. One man, one woman. You’re not living by God.” I was so nervous that morning that I threw up. I spoke against him across the street, directly within his view. But then I approached a police officer who escorted me to the podium where he spoke.

My grandfather introduced me to the crowd and kissed me on the forehead. “This is my granddaughter,” he said. “She chose her way of life, but I chose God’s way, but I love her.” Grandpa even called me after the rally, to say that he was proud of me for “respectfully speaking up for what you believe in.” You cannot tell someone that you love them and stay silent when people call for their death. “Love” is empty when you say someone’s life isn’t natural. He could quietly vote “no” if that’s what he believes is right. But I want him to know that every word he utters hurts his own blood.”

I know that Erica meant well, but that was a naive move to allow herself to be used as a propaganda tool by Diaz, something that I’m sure she regrets now. It’s a good object lesson, that one cannot negotiate or act in good faith with Christians and other hate groups. Even if they are members of your family and as much as it pains you to do so its perhaps best for you to turn your back on them before they do it to you.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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