Pro-family letter in Boston Globe on Lenk stirs angry reaction from liberals
Letter had responded to editorial naming person who testified at hearing
POSTED: May 8, 2011
The Boston Globe is the flagship of the Massachusetts liberal establishment. What they print, what they do, and how they react is a pretty good bellwether of temper of Massachusetts leftists in general.
The Globe devoted more print to promoting Barbara Lenk's confirmation to the SJC than any judge in memory -- by far. Their mantra was that Lenk is "eminently qualified" and that her "sexual orientation" must not be a factor. Both points were vigorously contested at Lenk's public hearing on April 27, as we reported in our last email. (SEE VIDEO there of testimony.)
Globe editorial. And that ticked off the liberal establishment. The Boston Globe's lead editorial two days later, on April 29 singled out one of the pro-family witnesses (and MassResistance activist) at Lenk's hearing, for her gall to ignore political correctness:
. . . A fellow Carlisle resident, Sally Naumann, testified that Lenk's nomination would be "a clarion call to all that want to indoctrinate our children into homosexuality.''
The Governor's Council didn't need to hear that . . . Thankfully, many council members declared they would not give credence to statements like Naumann's. And they should not."
Letter in reply. The next day Sally Naumann submitted a letter to the editor in reply, which they agreed to print since they had named her in their editorial. It appeared in the May 3 Globe:
She speaks for many who are concerned over gay influence
Letter to the Editor, Boston Globe
May 3, 2011
THE GLOBE'S elitist and condescending editorial condemning my testimony at the Barbara Lenk hearing was certainly predictable ("Decision on Lenk should focus on her record, not her sexuality,'' April 29). But I speak for countless parents across the Commonwealth. And, yes, the Governor's Council needed to hear it.
Parents are sick and tired of the homosexual indoctrination process in the public schools, which now reaches into kindergarten with homosexual-themed story books and into middle schools with the setting up of gay-straight alliance clubs.
Lenk's elevation to the Supreme Judicial Court would only serve to accelerate the homosexual indoctrination. Lenk prominently appeared in the homosexual-themed magazine Boston Spirit as an "openly gay'' judge who was described as helping to "create a shift in the culture.'' Her same-sex marriage reinforces a right invented by activist judges repudiating thousands of years of Western culture. She will be used as a new role model for schoolchildren, and we can expect more anti-family judicial activism down the road.
I testified before the council that the notion that one is born gay is a myth. But the Globe's editorial assertion that homosexual behavior is like being black or Asian has become the party line.
We need less of this nonsense, not more of it.
Sally J. Naumann
Swift reaction form liberals
Well, that did it . . .
Of the many letters in the Globe on the Lenk nomination, Sally's was the only one in opposition. And even then, they informed her they would be changing her sentence on "not being born gay" because they would not allow it stated as a fact. Instead, they had her say, "I testified that . . ."
But even one letter is too much for the totalitarian left.
In Saturday's paper, the top part of the Letters section was devoted to three prominent (and predictably absurd) letters bashing Sally:
And of course, no letters agreeing with Sally have yet made the cut. That just can't be allowed!
The fact that they cannot abide opposing opinions on homosexuality should tell us at least one thing: KEEP IT UP!
Piling on. Just for good measure, the Globe published this lead editorial on May 4, the morning of the vote on Lenk's confirmation.