Email from the Tabors
In the spirit of fairness and balance (unlike Faux News), the Blend posts the following email exchange I had with Jordan Tabor, wife of Nathan Tabor. The latter is the publisher of politically off-the-charts Right web site, The Conservative Voice and a former candidate for state office here in NC. Nathan was featured a while back in the post, The Tar Heel State can claim a homo-bigot of the week for publishing the incredible essay “Homosexuals should pay more insurance.” A choice snippet:
Some would say it is a known fact that most homosexuals, and especially gay men, are promiscuous. Their rhetoric is carefully crafted to give the impression they are in “committed, caring relationships” while research suggests that the vast majority of gays are neither celibate nor monogamous. (All heterosexuals are not celibate or monogamous either.)
Some may say, so what? Well, the corollary to this homosexual health hypothesis is another proven fact: most sexually active homosexuals simply don’t live a very long time. The heartier they party, it seems, the shorter the time that party lasts.
…An analysis conducted at the end of 1997 by the Centers for Disease Control revealed that fully 60 percent of all AIDS cases in the United States are found among homosexual men. This is an amazingly high figure, especially when we consider that homosexuals — contrary to Kinsey’s flawed study and fabricated “one-in-ten” myth — constitute only about 1 to 2 percent of our total population.
The conclusion is simple. Homosexual activists say they want equal rights and treatment. Fine. Let’s use their own arguments against them here. Let’s start by having them pay their fair share of the healthcare costs that accompany their lifestyle.
He referenced the discredited “scientist” Paul Cameron’s “research” that gay men die at 42 to back this position up. [BTW, he didn’t address anything about lesbians, because, apparently for the purposes of his commentary, we must not exist.]
Back to the email…Jordan wanted to point out that the Tabors just had a baby (congrats — a healthy and happy birth is always cause for good tidings, despite political differences), and that the other person folks have been speculating about in some of the political pictures on his web site is a relative. So, here are the letters.
Date Sat, January 29, 2005 6:10 pm
I was forwarded your website and curiosity forced me to take a look since Nathan is your “homo-bigot of the week.” I just wanted to let you guys know that the other man in the pictures is his older brother, definitely not his “pretty friend.” Nathan is very straight, we actually just had our first baby two weeks ago.
Thanks for reading the column and passing it along to your friends. It’s amazing how much success he’s having with it.
Subject: Re: FYI
From: Pam Spaulding
Date: Sun, January 30, 2005 6:00 am
I will post your letter on the Blend; I have no problem making sure your email is publicly available to clarify that piece of information about Nathan Tabor.
Nathan Tabor’s political views and goals, which are committed to legislating gays and lesbians into second-class citizens, are based on fear. The Right’s full flower of intolerance in Mr. Tabor’s publicizing of homophobic and anti-choice initiatives and events is sadly clear.
The religious theocrats have spent a lot of time and money fraudulently hijacking the words “family,” “faith,” “patriotism,” and “values” for political gain, but the Right is already beginning to overreach. That is guaranteed to continue to expose the Right’s unfortunate, narrow-minded, and short-sighted vision of what America should be and its role in the world.