Date: 1/2/18 7:38 pm From: Jane Stewart <jstewart...> Subject: RE: [Tweeters] Re: [obol] Re: CBC etiquette
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Sequim, WA 98382-8324
From: <tweeters-bounces...> [mailto:<tweeters-bounces...>] On Behalf Of B B
Sent: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 4:39 PM
To: <rflores_2...>; <llsdirons...>
Cc: <obol...>; <tweeters...>; Oscar Harper <oeharper3...>; <hhactitis...>
Subject: Re: [Tweeters] Re: [obol] Re: CBC etiquette
We as a community need to come out and show our displeasure for hatred toward any person, PERIOD. I have added my side of the river onto this string of emails because we all should be aware and see this as a awareness and learning experience. Hendrik and Oscar I do not know you personally but if we cross paths please take the time to say hi.
If you are the un-named person who did this and you are an OBOL subscriber (or learn about this post some other way), I ask that you refrain from any effort to interact with me in the field, in this forum, or via private email. While we may share a common interest in birds, that is not nearly enough for me to look past this behavior, or the misguided values that spawn it and continue dealing with you in a congenial manner. This may seem harsh, but I draw a hard line when it comes to bigotry and I suspect many others in this forum feel likewise.
Hendrik and Oscar are treasured friends. I stand resolutely with them and any other LGBT members of the Oregon birding who may be the targets of this sort of hateful behavior.
After a great count and a wonderful Newport countdown we were shocked to be handed an Anti-gay (we are sinners but god still loves us blah blah) pamphlet by an "esteemed" Oregon birder as we were getting in the car to leave. Wow! What a downer way to end a great day, After 25 years together we still have to deal with idiots like him.
Hope everyone had a fun "first day of the year" birding time today.