Wednesday, November 30, 2005

The Ann Coulter Mess

I am deeply saddened by the uproar caused by the Ann Coulter article I wrote and the subsequent posting of my phone number. I just hung up the phone shaking and in tears after the most vicious attack from a stranger who had gotten my number off Coulter's front page. I thought I had put my office number on the e-mail, but accidentally typed in my home number. My kids, the school and all our relatives are affected by this, and of course the number will be changed. But that still doesn't excuse Coulter posting it on her site. And the hate mail I've been receiving is very hurtful and personal. Thank God I know the truth in my heart, and will remain strong. And I want to thank all of you enlightened, wonderful people who have open minds and see beyond mere words, beyond the letter to the spirit. So many of you have written letters of support. I will reprint some of these e-mails and comments soon. I did get the most beautiful voice message from a woman whose voice was cracking as she told me how incredibly grateful she was that I spoke out in the exact words she had been thinking. I will listen to the message and transcribe it or download it later. Hey WORFEURS, you are so right! I would like to have a dialogue with you about scripture; you could educate me. Your beautiful letter about your adoption and your views on abortion show me that our side has many colors, and we don't have to put ourselves in a box with a label.

I never had any intention of creating more hate and divisiveness; in fact, I thought my article was just expressing frustration with humor. And the line "For Christ's sake" -- was a play on words; I was making fun of myself. Oh well -- In case you're wondering what I'm talking about, you can read all about it at: Click here to read my new article at BRAD BLOG! I have written a new book: "How to Talk to Ann Coulter and Other Hate-Mongers IF YOU MUST" Countering the Culture of Political Porn. I am collaborating on this book with the inimitable Brad Friedman and Dan Borchers.

I also did two radio shows yesterday: Radio America's Battle Line with Alan Nathan. He's a brilliant host (a centrist "with teeth")and I was quite nervous, but it went surprisingly well! When my book comes out you will see in-depth writings and some ideas I've never heard before, that seem to be writing themselves. I have been holding it all back until now -- and all this stuff with the Coulter article is a complete surprise. I never expected anyone to really notice the article that much. Editor and Publisher reprinted the brouhaha...

I had the most amazing spiritual journey and if there is one thing I know, the God of love is real and everywhere (and not at all political), we just have to open our eyes. I can't tell you how it has transformed my life (and one of my sons) from the brink of death several times. These absolutely mind-boggling prayer miracles will be in my next book "Falling UP", on the heels of the Coulter book.
God Bless! More very soon.... don't forget to check out BRADBLOG!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Death is Sexier than Sex (to Ann Coulter)

I was thinking about the narcissism of Josef Stalin and Ann Coulter came to mind. Click here to read my new article at BRAD BLOG! More about narcissism, charisma and the cult of personality in "How to Talk to Ann Coulter and Other Hate-Mongers IF YOU MUST" Countering the Machinery of Political Porn. I am collaborating on this book with the inimitable Brad Friedman and Dan Borchers. The most ground-breaking place to find out the secrets they don't want us to know is It's the best site for investigative news the mainstream media keeps hidden from us. Below I have posted more in-depth writings on peace, war and faith. My mission is unification, finding the common ground between opposing forces.

Some of you have mentioned my hypocrisy in having these vintage sexy/FHM-type photos on my website. Well the truth is, I'm in withdrawal from cleavage. I'm not spiritually evolved enough yet to stop dressing like a hooker, but I did try on a turtleneck the other day. Some of you may not realize that's a joke; I've written a whole book and produced a comedy (Venus Conspiracy) on this humiliating phenomenon -- the objectification of women (and men and FLESH) and how hard it is to extricate oneself from cultural & corporate addictions. It's materialism run amok. Most of the bikinis/sequined bathing suits are shots from the 80's that fans collect. With 3 boys to raise, these photos don't represent my politics or mood anymore, but as a tribute to fans of Too Close For Comfort, they are staying on the website. The film "Venus Conspiracy" -- which I wrote about a plot to make women into IDIOTS with big boobs and noodle bodies -- is about the struggle of a woman who knows better but can't quite give it up -- because you can't get a job in Hollywood without "lap dancer" on your resume (and that's just the screenwriters.)

This website was owned by a celebrity "broker". After buying back my name, I have yet to put up all the new stuff because my web designer is not responding, and I don't have time to learn Dreamweaver! DVDs of the new films and comedy I wrote will be for sale soon too. Proceeds go to children's charities.

America has an embarrassing history of dropping bombs on people, but always assuming everyone knows we’re really still the good guy. This is how I act with my family: I try to control them and hurt their feelings, then say I'm sorry (thank God for the 12-steps; at least I try to see my part in the conflict). But secretly they think I'm a wacko. In the words of Stuart Smalley, "It's easier to wear slippers than to carpet the whole world."

Hope you all had a HAPPY THANKSGIVING. I have to remember that the antidote to depression is generosity. Love to Mom, Chuck, Kath, Jack, Paul, Kevin and Chazzie...and my brother and father in heaven (which can also be a state of mind). And God Bless all the people who are desperate for kindness, all the people displaced by the hurricanes... and God Bless our troops!