Number 5 Hero of the Year Award

27 Dec

And the Number Five Hero of the Year Award goes to: “Daphne’s Mom.”  This was the story about a mother whose son wanted to be Daphne (from Scooby Doo) for Halloween. Even though she was certain no-one would pick on a kid for his choice of costume, he was worried and, as it turns out, had reason to be. Her reaction to the situation and her unconditional support of her son is truly wonderful. Best line: “My job as his mother is not to stifle that man that he will be, but to help him along his way.”

Recently I have received a couple of emails accusing me of being anti-Christian.  These people did not post it on the blog, but sent me private notes through the blog.  I was shocked and bemused.  While I am not a Christian, I actually do like some of the principles of Christianity, as I do with many different faiths.  What I do not have time for is they hypocrisy of christians that preach hate or torture a little boy for wearing a halloween costume, or feel they get to decide what I’m allowed to have.  There is a huge difference between being “anti-Christian,” and exposing the hypocrisy of humans.

Here is the link to the essay this courageous mother wrote and posted, and why she earns the number five spot for the Hero of the Year Award.


2 Responses to “Number 5 Hero of the Year Award”

  1. Jay December 28, 2010 at 4:33 pm #

    In regards to the emails you received from ‘Christians’ annoyed with you, claiming you are a bigot or claiming they are victims or some such nonsense, congratulations–you’ve reached the big-time. Maggie Gallagher (who merits inclusion on your villains of the year list) is at the forefront of religious types who are claiming reverse discrimination–by demanding equality the gays are oppressing them! For a comical take on the phenomenon, check this out:

    Dan Savage has grown so weary of these whining bigots that he’s gotten pretty harsh:

    Don’t be intimidated and have a Happy New Year.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt December 28, 2010 at 8:04 pm #

      Jay, thanks for the links! Yes, Maggie will, at the very least, receive a dishonorable mention. I hope you have a great New Year. I shall not be intimidated. The threats and claims only make me more steadfast in my determination.

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