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A Public Thank You to Jeff Bezos and Amazon


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Initial post: Mar 3, 2013 11:55:31 AM PST
Anne Shirley says:
...for your new Kindle commercial featuring a gay married couple as a normal part of everyday life - for having the courage to make this decision and darn the consequences.

I believe the majority of customers will applaud your decision to air the tasteful, gently humorous ad which simply reflects today's reality.

I invite others who abhor the crude homophobic rants in the forum's recent anti-gay threads, many of which are nothing more than a desperate trollish effort by few who attempt to seem many, to promote homophobia in the guise of religion, to post in this thread and let their voices be heard as supporting your decision also.

Alas, I'm certain we will hear from the bigots in this thread as well. Ignore them - they are the voice of the past, fading soon into nothingness. Their ugly words only serve to illustrate their hate and ignorance, no more.

Again, thank you, Jeff and Co.

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 11:58:04 AM PST
[Deleted by Amazon on Mar 3, 2013 11:59:08 AM PST]

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:03:00 PM PST
Sires says:
Well said.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:04:02 PM PST
Cheers.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:04:51 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Hi, C-B:-)

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 12:07:14 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2013 12:21:32 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Edited: Sorry, Erich ;-)

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 12:10:59 PM PST
Count me in!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:11:27 PM PST
KessaJo says:
It was Erich's post. He was just continuing a joke he started yesterday. He is not a homophobe, really.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:20:40 PM PST
Anne Shirley says:
Oh, was it? I must have read it and not given it a thought, then, as Erich is certainly not a homophobe ;-)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:23:06 PM PST
Dragi Raos says:
+1

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 12:33:06 PM PST
Cluny says:
Bravo to Amazon and their advertising agency as we are not all straight nor are we all white or men or in the target age market.

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 12:34:02 PM PST
I've never taken the time to post to an Amazon forum. Your thoughtful thank you deserves some acknowledgement and support. I do have to disagree on one point, I though it was a bit more than gently humorous. ;)

Remember folks, don't feed the trolls.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:34:13 PM PST
Dragi Raos says:
Well, I am all of that, but bravo anyway :o)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 12:35:47 PM PST
KessaJo says:
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Posted on Mar 3, 2013 1:03:35 PM PST
3 cheers for equality!

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 1:27:01 PM PST
Well said. And I agree completely.

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 1:27:24 PM PST
Erich says:
Yeah... I couldn't care less who marries who in whatever combination they desire. This entire issue is so silly it falls somewhere around #4,384,293 on my daily list of things to "debate" with people - right below, "Why The A-Team was a better show than Knight Rider."

But I did promise to put a kitten in a blender each time YET ANOTHER thread on this is posted here. I have a nice blender, but still the motor is going to burn out at this rate. And mama-cat is going to have a hard time keeping up with the kitten-demand.

Meow.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 1:28:36 PM PST
Hey. It's nice to see a "way to go" on the tropic. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 2:00:56 PM PST
R. D. Clark says:
Erich, I wish I could agree that the "whole issue is silly," because then it could be easily dismissed. But too many people suffer far too much pain as a result of it. Hatred and intolerance lead to violence and death. This is one of those points where evil becomes incarnate, and the Devil laughs.

Yes, kudos to Amazon. The only way to eventually defuse fear of the unknown and the different is to make it commonplace, to make it seem safe. It will happen; not everywhere, not for everyone, and not soon. And in the meantime, people will still be beaten and killed just because they were born with different polarity, and many others will continue to be denied the basic human rights we tout so proudly as everyone's birthright in the "land of the free."

Not trivial. Not silly. We are all diminished.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 2:16:04 PM PST
KessaJo says:
I usually agree with you, but if I couldn't marry the person that I loved, but others around me could, I would fight for my right to marry my love & would hope that others would help me (and any others that also can't marry their love) fight for the same right that others take for granted.

I agree that there are a lot of posts about it & I wish they could all be put into one thread, but it is important for people to take a stand & fight for all of us to be allowed to legally marry the one that we love.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 2:37:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Mar 3, 2013 2:40:22 PM PST
Dog Lover says:
Hate to be the curmudgeon on this thread but "love" has nothin' to do with it.

"Married" is a legal status. That status involves a LOT of rights, privileges, and obligations.

It is not "love" but "rights" that is in question here. (Otherwise, all those heterosexual gold-diggers would be in terrific difficulty should the law be based on emotions.)

Yours, lookin' for the "correct" perspective regardless of how the "right" misrepresents it.

DL

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 2:41:24 PM PST
Cluny says:
I know of somone personally who wAs excluded from making any of the burial plans /decisions when their partner in a devoted and loving relationship of twenty five years died unexpectedly. That is why gay marriage rights equality is important.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 2:41:37 PM PST
KessaJo says:
Yes, I agree, but in my magic little world, it is my hope that people don't marry the person they hate.

But even if they do, people should have the right to marry anybody they want.

In reply to an earlier post on Mar 3, 2013 3:26:56 PM PST
It wasn't many years ago that Mr. & Mrs. Loving ended up having to fight for their right to be married. At that point in time, 1967, their marriage was a violation of anti-miscegenation statutes of Virginia and a violation of the Racial Integrity Act of 1924 (prohibiting marriages between those people classified as "white" and those people classified as "colored.")

That was a "proper" marriage between a male and a female but that stirred the waters of racists everywhere. Now the racists have another battle they can try to win.... the battle to keep "marriage" intact by only allowing male/female couples to marry. Kim Kardashian certainly showed us that marriage is a wonderful bond between two people in love....... yup.

I still have yet to understand how the marriage of anyone else interferes with anyone else's marriage. Did Kim K's divorce cause anyone else to divorce? Did the marriage of Ellen DeGeneres cause anyone's marriage to have problems?

Posted on Mar 3, 2013 3:28:57 PM PST
Beth says:
Bravo!
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