I received one more phone call this morning from a polite lady who also wanted to “confirm” the story, saying “Maybe you don’t realize how big this is and how many people are talking about it.” At one point she asked what I would do if I found out one of my children was homosexual. “Would you throw him out?”, she asked.
A fellow who says he owns a “4 million dollar business” left a message wanting to talk about “last week’s incident”.
Someone sent an e-mail from the franchise website saying I must be “gay” because “homophobes are closet gays”.
Yesterday, my wife discovered that the back of my car had been vandalized with a key, but we don’t know when this happened.
Finally, I received a phone call from the regional vice-president of the printing franchise to which I belong. He said that franchise headquarters had been innundated with calls and e-mails by complaining homosexuals — they received between 50 and 60 e-emails, he said — and that the legal department was scurrying to put together an official response. He told me not to worry about it and that I was completely within my rights, and then he added somewhat cynically, “all publicity is good publicity”.
The good news: No calls from reporters. No letters from attorneys.
Once again, thanks to everyone for their encouragement, advice, and prayers. I really don’t think the homosexual activists have a legal leg to stand on, although this could be their inspiration for launching a new wave of oppressive legislation in Sacramento.