The kind of loud mouthed irresponsible rhetoric that has been vomited from folks like Sarah Palin and Glen Beck needs to end. This graphic appears on Palin's web site and the cross-hairs are an unmistakable death threat. She needs to be arrested and prosecuted for inciting violence.
Now Representative Giffords has been shot in the head along with bystanders and members of her staff. How else can we interpret this event?
I have been a political activist since the early 1970's and I am an active educator presenting topics related to alternative sexuality, a filmmaker, author and marketing professional...and a Christian who tries to live out my faith. Sound like a strange combination? Perhaps, but I am a firm believer that living an honest open life is both the way to happiness and to changing the world.
My column Flagging Left appears in the Dallas Voice on a semi-regular basis.