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Homosexual play defender calls pro-family activist 'fat stupid housewife'


8/24/2004 - 6:15 AM PST

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By Matt Abbott
Op/Ed

Leave it to the libertine left to promote another play that features sexual immorality. To them, it’s art, of course. And art, as you know, is supposed to portray “tolerance” and “diversity.”

So it is with a play – I’ll spare you the name of it - that’s being shown in a certain section of the Windy City (and probably elsewhere in the U.S.). It is a play that Jeffrey Hogan of Chicago has no problem with.

But Hogan does have a problem with Arlene Sawicki.

Sawicki is a pro-life, pro-family activist who resides in a suburb of Chicago. In an August 12 op-ed for IllinoisLeader.com, Sawicki wrote:

“The Lakeshore Theater, located at 3175 N. Broadway in the middle of Chicago's homosexual community, will be hosting a performance called [name of play]….

“The show features two nude men…with lighting in the background to project on a large screen. Since its creation in 1996, the show has toured Canada, Spain, Germany, the U.K., New Zealand and the U.S.

“According to Chicago Municipal Code, this play is illegal and subject to enforcement. Chicago's Public Morals Code (yes, Chicago has a Morals Code), 8-8-90, titled, ‘Indecent publications and exhibitions,’ says:

“It shall be unlawful for any person knowingly to exhibit, sell, print, offer to sell, give away, circulate, publish, distribute, or attempt to distribute any obscene book, magazine, pamphlet, paper, writing, card, advertisement, circular, print, picture, photograph, motion picture film, play, image, instrument, statue, drawing, or other article which is obscene. Any person violating any provisions of this section shall be fined not less than $20.00 nor more than $200.00 for each offense.

“Obscene for the purpose of this section is defined as follows: whether to the average person, applying contemporary community standards, the dominate theme of the material taken as a whole appeals to prurient interests….”

Needless to say, Hogan didn’t like Sawicki’s op-ed. He sent her this scathing e-mail:

“You know, there are at least three pornography stores in the neighborhood that [name of play] is playing. You are just attacking this play because it is receiving a lot of press and you are desperately trying to make a name for yourself.

“Obviously, this overtly homosexual community of Lakeview has absolutely no problem with the play. Especially since the play already appeared at the same venue last year. You've heard of the ‘Gay Pride’ parade, right?

“… [The play contains] nudity. There is no law against presenting nudity in a live play. Ever seen ‘Hair’?

“Seriously, you are a fat stupid housewife. How dare you pretend to determine the artistic value of anything outside your fabulous, home-cooked meatloaf. Leave the literary discussions to people who aren't completely brainwashed by Jesus. (By the way, you do realize that not all Americans are Christian, right?)

“The fact of the matter is this - you're a moron. Take your psychotic Christian values and move to Utah. In Chicago, people are open minded, intelligent, and accepting - accepting of other religions, other sexual preferences and other ways of thought. You automatically make me into a pervert by defending free speech. There is nothing ‘obscene’ about [name of play], at least not determined by your precious ‘court.’ The play has appeared in venues across the country. The only people that have a problem are people that would never see the play anyways.

“Honestly, I don't even care about this…play. I've never seen it and I probably never will. Your stuck up, holier than thou attitude drives me insane. How dare you determine what we can or cannot see.

“You and your fellow Christian housewives have to accept the fact that young, vital people like me are the ones that will inherit this world, and we reject your values and we reject your ignorant religion. (You don't hear about too many Buddhist monks molesting young boys, do you? Interesting…)

“It's also interesting that you reject a Supreme Court justice’s ruling because you disagree with his viewpoint on other, completely unrelated topics. The Supreme Court defines the law, stupid!”

Sawicki forwarded Hogan’s “loving” e-mail to a few of her friends, including yours truly.

I subsequently forwarded the e-mail to another pro-family activist, George Kocan, who, like Sawicki, resides in a suburb of Chicago. Kocan had a great response to Hogan’s screed:

“I see Jeffrey is a psychologist, and a pretty perceptive one at that. Imagine being able to discern that Arlene Sawicki is trying desperately to make a name for herself. Wow!

“Three porn stores in a homosexual community. That says a lot about homosexuals, doesn’t it? I have yet to see a ...

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  1. Julie
    5 years ago

    Why on earth anyone thinks their religion gives them the authority to decide what plays should or shouldn't be shown is beyond me.

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