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There's nothing like your average, homo-hating, racist Alabama sheriff



Proud bigot Sheriff Mac Holcomb of Guntersville, AL.

Back from a meeting and had to post more crap about wifey’s home state again. Alabama and Virginia are definitely battling it out for homo-bigot state of the week again. Marshall County Alabama is truly a scary place to be if you’re of color or gay, listening to the guy. I’m sure Mac Holcomb has a sheet with eyeholes cut out down at the dry cleaners…

I am proud to be an American and that I was fortunate enough to be born in Alabama. The state that has its motto “We dare defend our rights”. I was raised in era, the 1940’s as a child and the 1950’s as a teenager, which I remember with great affection.

Men were men and women were women and there was no mistaking which was which. Both were proud of their individual roles. Homosexuality was very queer and a despicable act… an abomination.

…The “Ten Commandments” were proudly displayed as a reminder that the real Commander in Chief and Final Judge is God and that this nation was founded on Judeo/Christian principal. Neighbors helped each other instead of jumping at the chance to file a lawsuit.

A man’s word was his bond. My word and bond to you, the citizens of Marshall County, is to do my very best to devote all my energy to do my part to return our society to the values that we once held dear.

Please join me. I need your help. Our children deserve no less.

The web site also has a photo of the Sheriff’s lily-white department. Not much progress on any civil rights front in his county, eh?

Want to contact Mac?

Sheriff: Mac Holcomb

425 Blount Avenue

Guntersville, AL 35976

Phone: (256) 582-2034

Fax: (256) 571-7774

Email: sheriff@marshallco.org

You can also file a complaint with the Alabama Secretary of State here. The telephone number for the Alabama Attorney General’s Public Corruption office is 334-353-8494. The AG is Troy King. [Thanks for the info, AmericaBlog.]

Up2date’s has a Daily Kos diary on this abomination, Gay Bashing is official business in Alabama.

And if you haven’t seen this already, please visit my blog entry on Alabama’s unique place in the homophobic hall of shame, Out Mag: “Is Alabama really the worst place to be a gay person in Bush’s America?”. It’s a scary tale of intolerance and violence in the state.


Striking Back at Hate: A “political funeral� held in New York City for murdered Alabamian Billy Jack Gaither and other victims of antigay and antiminority violence, March 1999. Photo from OUT Magazine

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