Dear Mr. Perry,
I saw the anti-gay, pro-religion video you made for your presidential campaign. You certainly do tell it like it is. So perhaps you will indulge me while I do the same.
Thanks to various marriages, divorces and remarriages - all of them good heterosexual church weddings - I have brothers and sisters who are not related to each other. In fact, I have siblings I have never met. My father was so dedicated to the faith that he left his youngest daughter in a string of foster homes and state institutions while he went out to bring others to his savior. My little sister is dead now. She turned to alcohol and drugs to get through it, and contracted AIDS through needles. I only hope her daughter can be strong enough now to deal with it.
When I was a child, I was sexually assaulted on a regular basis by a man who hated gays and thought highly of the Bible.
My friend's daughter is the only child in her classroom who is still living with both of her parents.
My memory isn't always as sharp as it used to be. So remind me again: exactly how are a minority of men and women who love others of their own sex going to destroy "family values"? I seem to have forgotten.