My correspondence with San Francisco Liberation Radio (SFLR) ended abruptly,
Once more, homophobia in our fair "gay mecca" wins out...with "reputation"
I encourage you to e-mail SFLR your own 2-cents.
with my final letter you see immediately below. What follows is the remainder of
our correspondence, in reverse chronology.
their premise for rejection. Just my opinion, of course...HA!
Once more, homophobia in our fair "gay mecca" wins out...with "reputation"
I encourage you to e-mail SFLR your own 2-cents.
I encourage you to e-mail SFLR your own 2-cents.
From: Ezekiel Krahlin To: sf liberation radio Subject: Ready To Move On Date: 13 May 2003 Thanks for considering me to do a radio show. But I don't see any more point in bandying about. Either you're going to meet me, and interview, or you're not. And if you really want me on the show, you'd have already arranged a first meeting by now. So I'll make this easy for you: If I don't get to meet someone from SFLR within one week from today (May 20), I'll just drop the whole matter, and find a different venue for my voice. I've very good at what I do (activism, speaking, story telling, humor), and am most eager to get my voice out to the public, in order to really make a change for the better, for all sexual minorities. In fact, I EXCEL in my calling! Assuming SFLR does not host me (or someone like me; that is, very aggressive queer activist), I'll logically conclude you're just one more "progressive" counterculture group that has sold out, when it comes to equal time for queers. A music show? Well, that's great, but in times of anti-queer peril, queer music shows are no more than a crumb tossed in our direction. I'd rather STARVE. (And when has anti-queer danger NOT been endemic to Amerikan Kulture? IOW, when have we NOT required solid support and respect by other minority liberals and radicals...and how many of them have really been true allies? And has this really changed in any significant measure by now? I'm afraid not, as SFLR seems to be yet one more "weakest link".) It's most pathetic that one piece of hate mail would make folks at SFLR so anxiety-ridden. How do you know it wasn't someone testing your mettle for me (as in "I Spy"...maybe it was "moi", checking you out)? Initially, one of your coordinators gave me a rave response about how much he looks forward to meeting me. Well, has that even been arranged, after several weeks' bandying? No! But you should know, if you don't already, that our correspondence is posted to queer and activist newsgroups and mailing lists, as it proceeds (and is also updated on my website). Of course, I've eliminated all personal names and e-mails, and just kept SFLR and its generic addies. So our queer community can *witness* the outcome, whereby judgment can be passed by those better trained to handle such matters. I'm not called Jehovah's Queer Witness for nothing! ---end of msg. --- Lavender-Velvet Revolution www.gay-bible.org
From: Ezekiel Krahlin To: SFLR_2 "email@example.com" Subject: Re: Zeke Krahlin here, touching bases Date: 10 May 2003 << It was decided that SFLR_1 would send you the info that we recieved in fairness, to let you know that we know that there are some people in your circle that have concerns about you. >> Oh, puhleease, I've been through it all, many times over: the usual mix of some concerned "friends" who deem me insane one day, and perfectly normal the next. You just caught them on a bad hair day. Much ado about nothing. In fact, I'm sure one of them who suggested I'm insane, accompanied me to the coffeehouse tonight, where I was to perform some comedy skit. In fact, your oblique approach in these recent missives lends a spooky note from YOUR corner. Spooky, spooky, spooky! So why won't you forward me these letters--both from fans and enemies? You can easily edit out the name and e-mail of the senders...then post them all to me. I'd be so entertained by this, the first public reaction about my activism that extends beyond a tiny, local sphere. This is ground breaking. Incredible: controversy begins to swirl all about me, even when I do not stir as much as a little finger! And you pretend I'm not a red-hot item just ready for airtime. Well, guess what Mr. Hell, you've met your nemesis: Ms. Fury! I just drew a Voodoo rendering of your image, and stuck it through with dozens of needles that I had to purchase tonight at Walgreens just for this little project. This is Gay History in the making. Whatever you do or don't do...please KEEP those fan/hate letters somewhere; don't ever get them lost. They mark the beginning of my rapid leap to worldwide recognition as a vanguard to the new queer leadership about to ascend. For we have earned this status by our unswerving devotion, courage, and sacrifice of many, many years. We are Veterans of the Blue Rose. I have many tales to tell, and many souls to sell. << What we ask of ALL staff is to make sure that you sight your sources if you are going be reporting on a newsworthy topic. >> Yadda yadda yadda. What does that have to do with a newsgroup article I may have posted, and other folks' comments? Using the slander of a madman as a challenge to defend myself against all his horrid accusations is the Way of The Barbarian. So...we are brothers, eh? :D << As for parody, I'm all for it. You would probably have either a one or two hour show, once a week. >> That's perfect. Do you like my blueprint for the show? Do you like any of the ideas? They're a gift...you're free to use them without my participation, no biggie. A gift is not a gift if not given freely. << You will begin, after training, with a three week probationary period, >> This is all fine with me; I'm up to the challenge. And if rejection is the ultimate outcome, I'll just say "Thanks for considering me; KGO is nipping at my heels, anyway." << It's a wonderful station, serving an important purpose. >> And I'M a wonderful person, serving an important purpose. ...and wondering why you're playing around with "kangaroo court" tactics. We haven't even met in person yet, for Beelzebub's sake! In fact, I have to go a bit further: I--Zeke Krahlin--am much more wonderful than any stinkin' radio station was, is, or ever will be! A radio station is not a person, it's a thing. Ergo: since a person should have higher placement in one's virtue system, than a thing; Zeke should be likewise valued when compared to a radio station. ...and wondering why you only sent me one letter of hatred, instead of ALL of them, and ALL of the friendly ones. C'mon, dudes and dudettes, this is MY show too. I planned these messages, by intentionally posting a request for my supporters to send a message to SFLR. Do you think I didn't realize this would stir up my enemies' wrath, too? Puhleeease. I wanna see ALL those letters. WAAAAAHH! And I'm very, very hot, and you know it. You saw my website. So what's the delay in meeting me in person? Did some of these letters terrorize you? Hey, welcome to Gay World 101. Have a sample of what we queers are foced to live with, day in / day out in your ultra-heterocentric world! See what homophobic terror lurks the streets of The Castro, nightly! See all us queers driven from stark fear, back into the closet, right here in the very Heart of the Heart of Gay Mecca. The longer you delay my voice, the more queers suffer and even perish. I have a great gift of the spoken word, which will do much good to many troubled souls...once on the airwaves. You can find me every Wed. & Thurs at The Brainwash Cafe (2222 Folsom), from 7:30-11pm. Wed. is open-mic spoken word; Thurs. is open-mic standup comedy. I do both!
From: SFLR_2 "firstname.lastname@example.org" To: Ezekiel Krahlin Subject: Re: Zeke Krahlin here, touching bases Date: 9 May 2003 Ezekiel, Thanks for the message. Yes, I am aware of the resent coorespondences. SFLR_1 and I have discussed this matter along with many other SFLR staff. It was decided that SFLR_1 would send you the info that we recieved in fairness, to let you know that we know that there are some people in your circle that have concerns about you. I was adamant about letting you see this note, so you could respond. I saw the letter that SFLR_1 sent you. SFLR has been around for 10 years now. We strive to be as entertaining and objective in our reporting as we can be. What we ask of ALL staff is to make sure that you sight your sources if you are going be reporting on a newsworthy topic. As for parody, I'm all for it. You would probably have either a one or two hour show, once a week. You will begin, after training, with a three week probationary period, where all staff members listen to your show and have the opportunity to critique you. After the three weeks are up, it is up to the staff as a collective, to decide if we wish to invite you to join our staff. It's a wonderful station, serving an important purpose. Respectfully yours, SFLR_2
From: Ezekiel Krahlin To: SFLR_1 "email@example.com" Subject: Blueprint for my radio show Date: 09 May 2003 sf liberation radio: I have no idea how much time I'd have for a show: 2 hours once a week, every weekday? Assuming I will have that much time, here are some ideas for what I want to do: - The show would be in segments, like so: 1) "Shock Jockstrap" - queer parody of shock jocks like Michael Salvage, Rush Limburger, Dr. Whora. My most outrageous queer polical writings will be in this segment (such as "I Hate Babies", "Hetero Shame Week", and "Dump on Bush"). I'll start a topic by reading one of my essays, elaborate a bit, then have call-ins. The mood for this entire segment is jocular, outrageous, irreverant. No serious moments. 2) "Shaman Ship" - my take on queer spirituality. A venue to feature my tales (like "Grandfather & Grandson", "Jesus on the Okra Winfree Show," "Brian & the Werewolf", and "Tales of the Little LGBTQ Vampire"). Also discuss my philosophy of "NeoChristianity", which is really a pagan's viewpoint...how I apply it to my calling as a queer activist, and how it can be applied to all other activists (and even non-activists), to accelerate LGBT liberation. Call-ins and guests will be a part of this, too. Particularly, those sexual minority people who are going through difficult passages. I want to give them hope, joy, and purpose when they most need it. This would be my "healing" segment. 3) "Fresh Blood" - Feature undiscovered queer talent, whether music, poetry, tales. With a special invite to under-represented minorities within our queer family: folks of color, war veterans, homeless and formerly homeless, disabled, etc. Also, give more airtime to our lesbian artists. The idea here, is to use my radio show as an OPPORTUNITY for others (as well as for myself). These would be folks who for whatever reason, have not found a venue yet, in our other queer shows and entertainment. 4) "Queer Voices" - folks call in with their own original writings, music, etc. 5) "Ramblings" - my stream of consciousness discussions of whatever topic comes to mind. Such as my visions for Queer Destiny, and my aspirations to take back the Castro...and all queer neighborhoods...for ALL queers (not just white leather men). I'd include some of my stand-up comedy sketches and poetry. This is just my initial take on what the show could be like. I am certainly interested in a cooperative venture, so that "my show" will also be "all queers' show". I want to turn my talents into an overall community venture, where tooting my own horn winds up tooting many others'. It would be nice eventually, to maybe have a *few people working "my" show. I'd maintain loose reigns over the content, and give other unsung/unknown queer talent recognition and respect. The idea here is to use this show to empower more and more of my LGBT sisters and brothers, who were never before offered such a sparkling opportunity. Which is what I want my talents to do, always, no matter what medium is offered me. Thanks for considering me to be part of SFLR. Again, if you decide not to take me on, no problem. And once again, I want to say that I'm also amenable to being a regular or sometimes guest on your station.
From: Ezekiel Krahlin To: SFLR "firstname.lastname@example.org" Subject: In my defense Date: 9 May 2003 San Francisco Liberation Radio (SFLR) posted: << if you have a show on our station you can't just spout out rhetoric, you need to back up his assertions with sources or you will lose your show. >> No problemo. The references about me by Nasty Guy come from Usenet messages...which are not professional debating venues. I have the time this morn. to go over each accusation: ---begin my explanations: (Nasty Guy posted:) << 1) He has repeatedly called himself a "Messiah." He also insists that he has "mystical" powers and psychic abilities, which he is using to "groom" the "soldiers" of his army to fight some final gay armaggedon. People on Gaynet have called him a "paranoid schizophrenic." >> (and I replied:) I practice living my fantasies, as an art form, and exercise in modern shamanism. And I've said so, numerous times on that list. I respect ALL non-malicious belief systems, including atheism. However, I claim that some atheists are almost as dogmatic as fundamentalist Christians. In that they regard ANYONE who believes in any sort of spiritual existence (angels, sprites, afterlife, for examples) as completely lunatic, and a lost cause. I call that attitude "intellectual hubris". I do claim to be a visionary...and I did propose founding the world's first gay militia (the Blue Rose Militia), as an outraged response to Prez Clinton's signing of DOMA. Read the article here: New Declaration of Independence www.gay-bible.org/write/4_newdec.htm What I predicted in that essay, the horrid anti-gay stance that would rear its ugly head as a result...have all come to pass. Is this prophecy, or a keen intuition as a result of years being a political activist who is highly sensitized to social trends, as a result of reading news every day, day in day out, for years? << 2) He has called the late Mr. Rogers homophobic and an enemy to gays. To show how ludicrous that is, just a few months ago, the homophobic Rev. >> I regard homophobia on two levels: hardcore and softcore. Mr. Rogers, by being part of the television industry, did not promote gay awareness on his show...though he did in non-TV venues (sometimes). I also accused Charles Schulz of soft homophobia. Read that here: Schulz's Attorneys After My Ass www.gay-bible.org/schulz/index_schulz.htm There, you'll find my queer parody, "Pee Nuts"...which Schulz's attorneys attempt to have removed from my website. Guess what? They backed off pronto...when they saw I know my rights about "fair use" and "parody". In fact, that particular page is a classroom to teach visitors copyright law in Amerika, and around the world. I have a sophisticated understanding of the levels of homophobia, which many do not, including queers. I do not think one is not homophobic, just because s/he is not blatant about it. I discuss this matter here: Seven Litmus Tests www.gay-bible.org/write/3_litmus.htm I regard the above as a VERY IMPORTANT consciousness-raising essay regarding homophobia. << When asked for proof of Rogers' alleged homophobia, Krahlin once again provided nothing. >> Not true. I did, by claiming his silence on the matter, on his TV show is certainly culpable. << Much of Gaynet rose up against him. See the attached email to see his current attack of actor TIm Robbins for the same reason. >> Hmmm. Do four or five people a majority make? Queenet has hundreds of subscribers. The fact that no one who agreed with me, participate in that thread, does not prove a majority were against me. This is an excellent example of how Mr. Nasty-Guy is attempting to sabotage my reputation as a dedicated LGBT activist.. << 3) He was barred from Gaynet for several weeks for being insulting and personally attacking other users. >> Nope. I was barred unfairly IMO, by list owner Roger Klorese. Another participant was insulting me, and I only defended myself once. Roger saw fit to blame me, the victim, along with the perpetrator...and blocked me from posting for a few weeks. That was a few years ago. Since then, Mr. Klorese is far less knee-jerk about my rebuttals to certain A-holes. I have no qualms about you asking Rog about this...he's a very good guy, nonetheless. Sometimes we agree to disagree...that's the gentleperson's way. << 3) He insists repeatedly that since the founding of our country, gay soldiers were/are intentionally placed on the front lines to be sacrificed. When asked for proof, he cites a work of fiction about the Vietnam war. >> "Anywhere, Anywhere", by Tim Barrus. His preface explained he had to write the novel as a fiction, in order to protect certain real-life characters in this book. The B.A.R. and other gay rags have brought up this matter of the historicity in Amerika of gays being intentionally killed by "friendly fire", including being sent to the front lines far more often that your average soldier. We all know this was done to black soldiers as well. So even though I have yet to track down the references to support me, it is a logical conclusion to assume such. Mr. Nasty-Guy is taking advantage of the fact that MOST gay history remains suppressed and even ERASED...and thus is VERY DIFFICULT (if not impossible) to get to the facts. I'd like to use my radio show, for one, to request help in digging up this evidence...that I'm sure is out there. This "assumptive logic" I also use when I claim that Jews in Nazi Germany probably turned in their own homosexuals, before the brown shirts came for them. I am not anti-Semitic, but I also believe that truth must be known, regardless of social pressures to bury or distort certain aspects of history (when it comes to taboo subjects such as homosexuality). << In fact, the novel is considered so insignificant that it's not included in the UC Santa Barbra's extensive list of fiction and non-fiction gay mlitary references. >> Untrue. It's a seminal novel of great import to Queer History. << Both Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, a lesbian who served in Vietnam, and Aaron Belkin, director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at UCSB, have disputed his account. >> No surprise to me, that even out-of-closet military queers may continue to suppress certain aspects of rampant homophobia in the ranks. I believe Cammermeyer has done the queer community a great disservice by proclaiming ipso facto there was NO killing of gays in the U.S. via "friendly fire". Puhleeease. << Krahlin then claimed that the SF's Bay Area Reporter wrote on this. Contacting the newspaper revealed no such articles. >> The B.A.R., unfortunately, does not keep an online database of all their issues. To dig through their archives would be exhausting, for you'll literally be reading each and every newspaper they're ever printed since Day 1. And I don't think they have any sort of reliable archive service or specialist. << Yet he continues espousing this view, misinforming the community through emails and his website. He has accused Cammermeyer of working with the military to oppress gays. >> Again, an example of "soft homophobia". At the least, if Cammermeyer were truly honest, she'd have said "Well, I don't know about this, but it is possible, considering the military's bad treatment of African-American soldiers, in many past wars. We should look into this." And this is why I accuse Cammermeyer of complicit suppression of homophobia's manifestation during war. << 4) He also claims that gays were the first group the Nazi's hunted. According to studies, gays were not the first group although they were certainly persecuted. When confronted with this fact, he insisted that he was correct, again, without providing proof. >> It was not a "fact" at all. Actually, another member gave evidence that the first attack on anyone by the Nazis, was a new law wiping out protection for homosexuals. No one seemed to object, for the most part. (And where was the outrage by the Jewish Community?) Of course, that was under the radar, as we queers are not even considered worth having a true history of our oppression, and how deep and subtle it goes. << 5) He calls all those gays who disagree with him no better than homophobes. His view is that an enemy of his is an enemy of the entire gay community. >> People who sabotage my reputation as an blatant queer activist, by taking my statements out of context, or distorting them...are undermining the very important work by said activist. Ergo: it's also an attack on any queer. If you silence one of their leaders or activists, you are obviously doing serious harm to the gay community at large. Just as killing ML King was not just an attack upon an individual, but an attack on the entire community of African-Amerikans. << 6) He has said many times that he eserves an award. Again, see below where he says that all gays should be promoting him. >> Yeah, I don't deserve to be maligned to the incredible extent I have been, over many years. I deserve recognition for my great endeavors. Big deal, I toot my own horn. But I do make fun of myself, too. Example: this sig. I sometimes use in my e-mails and articles: --- "I deserve a medal, not a straight-jacket. Or at least, a gay-jacket...I know! A gay-heavy-medal-jacket." - El Presidente Zeke [ gay-bible.org ] << 7) And now, for the first time, he calls those who disagree with him uneducated. >> Again, taken out of context. I address the sorry state of our public education. When you dumb down our youth, they grow up ignorant...and we now have at least three generations of poorly educated citizens. This OBVIOUSLY has a major impact in destroying the cohesiveness of any oppressed minority, attempting to win its liberties. And the fact is: our queer youth are also subject to this dumbing down, as much as any non-queer. ---end of my explanations This was kinda fun, SFLR! I guess you wanted to do a reality check on my EQ, and see how I respond (whether balanced or crazy)...and to see how well I can deal with challenges to my claims and integrity. After all, I'll have to do that on radio. So thanks for the opportunity to "strut my stuff". Walk brightly!
From: Ezekiel Krahlin To: SFLR_1 "email@example.com" Subject: Re. Fwd: Krahlin Date: 03 May 2003 sf liberation radio posted: << Our station is trying to build a reputation and these accusations are quite harsh. What do you think? >> I think you are caving in to some ugly slander...perhaps your station really doesn't want to deal with gay issues other than "fluff". See how we are under attack in our own "gay mecca": read the latest issue of B.A.R. Samantha Demon is what I call a "queer turncoat"...most likely Republican ultraconservative queer. I'd be most interested in seeing all the messages sent to you: both good and bad. They'd make GREAT material for the show. Also, I am amenable to being a guest from time to time, as well as having a show. Please send me all mail about me, both pro and con...I would like to learn what others have thought. I will have no animosity if SLFR turns me down, before even giving me a chance...let alone meeting in person. Which is exactly the way the enemies want to play it; they want to scare all "liberal" venues away from me. Aren't you at all aware how frequently this happens? If you actually bother to check out my website, you'll see that ALL my claims are well-founded. Ms. Demon (and others) are obviously trying to stop me from gaining a larger audience. Is this no surprise considering I am an outspoken QUEER activist, in this terribly homophobic times. Seems to me the real issue is that "liberal" venues are caving in to homophobic pressure. I have been warning the world about a likely anti-gay holocaust, for these last few years. I mean really, do you actually BELIEVE Sam's claims? Haven't you checked out my website? I claim to be gifted "psychically" as a shaman...and am teaching others about this sort of power, and how to harness it to win our rights. If you are at all familiar with Carl Jung's teachings on this aspect of the human psyche, then you will understand where I am coming from. Anyways, I'm being put on the defense, before I'm even interviewed. Can you say "Kangaroo Court"? P.S.: If I seem a bit rude right now, it's because I am presently being terrorized by the return of someone who bashed me two years ago. A nasty person in my building has decided to fuck with me, by having this guy freely enter this building. If I could get on radio, I can do something about making Gay Mecca a bit safe for my queer sisters and brothers...things are WAY out of hand, and quite scary, these days. People like me NEED to be heard, for the sake of our liberties. As for "messianic" stuff, well yes, I claim to have Messianic-type gifts...but only in the sense that that is a Christian term for "shamanic" abilities, powerful creative gift, etc. And I do not claim this to be limited to myself...it's part of a rising consciousness in the entire world...for it is OUR time...that is, QUEERS. And women's rights. (A shaman "channels" deities and spirit guides, and often they speak through her or him, in the first person. I experience "being" this or that deity, but am quite cognizant that I am always myself, Zeke Krahlin.) Why don't we meet, and you can learn firsthand, about my personality, to help you decide. And please, I'd really appreciate seeing all the fan mail, and hate mail. The fan mail will go a long way right now, to putting some joy into my heart, during this difficult crisis I'm going through. I hope these idiots don't scare you away from me. For that is what social homophobia is doing right now: trying to shut down ALL queer dissent, first...then other minorites (and women) will follow, and be silenced. If any "liberal" venue, including SFLR, caves into silencing aggressive pro-gay voices like mine, then what do you think they deserve? I think it would be WONDERFUL to meet with the hard working folks of SFLR...and I will be glad to meet AT LENGTH any number of times, as long as you require, to help you make a decision. I have NO PROBLEM with proving myself before anyone who is reasonable. But to be put on the defense right from the start, is already an attempt to silence gay voices. Call me, SFLR_1 (or anyone else from SFLR): xxx-xxxx (here in the Castro). We can meet at a neutral place, like a coffeehouse, or wherever you choose. Walk brightly! --- Why are you waiting? What's this for? Zeke for President in oh-oh-four! www.gay-bible.org/index.html#prez
From: SFLR_1 "firstname.lastname@example.org" To: Ezekiel Krahlin Subject: Fwd: Krahlin Date: 02 May 2003 Hi Ezekiel, Sorry it has been a little while since i have contacted you! Your release of the info that you were possibly going to be on the air stirred some fan mail and some dissenting opinions. the following is the letter we received most recently. it is not that we are uncomfortable with contraversy however it is important you understand: if you have a show on our station you can't just spout out rhetoric, you need to back up his assertions with sources or you will lose your show. Our station is trying to build a reputation and these accusations are quite harsh. What do you think? --sf liberation radio ----- Original Message ----- From: Nasty Guy To: SFLR "email@example.com" Subject: Fwd: Krahlin Date: 24 Apr 2003 Hi, It has come to my attention that Ezekiel Krahlin has applied to your station to be a commentator. I should point out that Krahlin is neither respected, as he seems to think, nor looked upon favorably in the gay community. In fact, many think that he is an embarassment. One need only look in the Gaynet archives to see why. Attached is his latest megalomaniacal message. Read his last two paragraphs as proof of his ego. Indeed, in the 8 years I've been on Gaynet, I can't remember one positive message to his rants. There have, however, been many negative messages. He acknowledges this many times, choosing to see himself as an unappreciated "Messiah," visonary and martyr. He also labels himself a "genius" and wit. Here are some of the reasons the gay community, and no doubt heterosexuals, find him so offensive and ridiculous. 1) He has repeatedly called himself a "Messiah." He also insists that he has "mystical" powers and psychic abilities, which he is using to "groom" the "soldiers" of his army to fight some final gay armaggedon. People on Gaynet have called him a "paranoid schizophrenic." 2) He has called the late Mr. Rogers homophobic and an enemy to gays. To show how ludicrous that is, just a few months ago, the homophobic Rev. Phelps demonstrated at Roger's funeral, blaming him of teaching tolerance toward all people, including gays. Yet Krahlin insists that Rogers was an enemy because he never spoke about homosexuality on his children's show. When asked for proof of Rogers' alleged homophobia, Krahlin once again provided nothing. Much of Gaynet rose up against him. See the attached email to see his current attack of actor TIm Robbins for the same reason. 3) He was barred from Gaynet for several weeks for being insulting and personally attacking other users. 3) He insists repeatedly that since the founding of our country, gay soldiers were/are intentionally placed on the frontlines to be sacrificed. When asked for proof, he cites a work of fiction about the Vietnam war. In fact, the novel is considered so insignificant that it's not included in the UC Santa Barbra's extensive list of fiction and non-fiction gay mlitary references. Both Col. Grethe Cammermeyer, a lesbian who served in Vietnam, and Aaron Belkin, director of the Center for the Study of Sexual Minorities in the Military at UCSB, have disputed his account. Krahlin then claimed that the SF's Bay Area Reporter wrote on this. Contacting the newspaper revealed no such articles. Yet he continues espousing this view, misinforming the community through emails and his website. He has accused Cammermeyer of working with the military to oppress gays. 4) He also claims that gays were the first group the Nazi's hunted. According to studies, gays were not the first group although they were certainly persecuted. When confronted with this fact, he insisted that he was correct, again, without providing proof. 5) He calls all those gays who disagree with him no better than homophobes. His view is that an enemy of his is an enemy of the entire gay community. See attached. 6) He has said many times that he eserves an award. Again, see below where he says that all gays should be promoting him. 7) And now, for the first time, he calls those who disagree with him uneducated. I can provide much more but I'll spare you. The attached email is rather mild compared to some of his more inflammatory and self- congratulatory ones. Just read his last two paragraphs, if nothing else. In essence, he is a divisive entity, which at best, embaresses the gay community. At worst, he is misinforming the community, and forging hatred against heterosexuals (see attached) when most gays are fostering understanding. Because he is so inflammatory and refuses to provide facts, Krahlin is no better than homophobes who promote hate. Opinions are fine, but please provide facts to back them up. And never never mispresent sources (i.e. presenting a novel as non-fiction) or make them up. Several Gaynet members have publicly said that they filter out his postings. All of this is on the Gaynet archives, so you can search for his writings. I also have these messages saved so can provide them to you verbatim. Feel free to ask him about the points I bring up. Thank you for considering this information when you decide on his future with your station. Sincerely, Nasty Guy ----- Original Message ----- From: Ezekiel Krahlin To: Gaynet mailing list Subject: Re: [gaynet] [Fwd: A Chill Wind is Blowing in This Nation - Speech Given By Tim Date: 22 Apr 2003 Another quote by Robbins: << when people all over the country fear reprisal if they use their right to free speech, it is time to get angry. It is time to get fierce. And it doesn't take much to shift the tide. >> Well that's what I'VE been saying to my queer sisters and brothers for many years now: GET ANGRY! RELEASE YOUR OUTRAGE! Yet do I get any appreciation for my forward-thinking insight? Nooooo. I'm not a fat cat celebrity like Robbins...who, you know, is NOT discussing the serious matter of our sexual minorities, who are being threatened WORSE than any other attacked minority. I am VERY ANGRY at Robbins for strutting his macho stuff about peace this and peace that. Yet he breathes not one whisper about standing up for our Gay Brethren. To breeder liberals like *him*, peacetime allows fag-bashing as part of the normal, Amerikan scene between wars. (And during wars? Well, it's just the same old "ghoulash", only spicier.) So...how many queers will rise up in outrage, against the war, alongside celebrities like Tim Robbins...yet never speak out against queer oppression? If you are queer yourself, yet treat the gay issue as IRRELEVANT, you are also treating your other gay friends, and yourself, as IRRELEVANT to this world. Thus, you stab each other in the back, doing much of the work for our hetero Overlords... assuring our community's fragmentation and easy elimination.) So...how many queers will rise up in outrage, against BOTH PARTIES: the war mongers and the peace whores like Tim Robbins? So...how many queers will join all those "other" minority/liberal causes...all EXCEPT their own LGBT community? What's wrong with this picture? Would Jews run to the "rescue" of other minorities in the midst of their own holocaust? Would you consider that a selfish strategy (or one of sheer survival when surrounded by enemies on all sides)? Yet we queers are made to feel GUILTY for even raising a finger in support of our rights. WE DON'T COUNT on either side: the ally or the axis. I have been saying IT IS TIME TO GET ANGRY long, long before upstarts like Robbins came upon the scene. The only reason I remain silenced by the mainstream, is because of universalized, soft homophobia in society, right down to the very, very neighborhood "local". Because I speak SOLELY for gay rights, I am branded as an enemy to all other minorities. What a lowbrow tactic to wreck my standing...and sadly, it works, because too many folks are under-educated to think and analyse clearly...including my brothers/sisters in the Gay Family. BUT PLEASE CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING: That maybe I do know of what I speak, thus maybe should be given somewhat more consideration as to the ideas I present in my writings. Maybe that's why I put it all into a web site, that those who are ready, may benefit in NO SMALL WAY from the wisdom I have received by Our Creator's Grace, and which I have learned to distill and broadcast via this gift of writing. And maybe (too), more folks ought to PROMOTE me, in order to accelerate our progress towards tossing off the yoke of homophobia, and gaining our full rights, with our own very queer nation for a stocking stuffer. --- Why are you waiting? What's this for? Zeke for President in oh-oh-four! www.gay-bible.org/index.html#prez