Think words can't hurt?

What does it mean? St. Thomas Aquinas said, “Because of the diverse conditions of humans, it happens that some acts are virtuous to some people, as appropriate and suitable to them, while the same acts are immoral for others, as inappropriate to them.”

I’ve had several posts from a man named Keith Barry. He takes offense to my posts about Limbaugh. He wants to know why I don’t go after “liberals.” Funny how right Aquinas was about people. For many of us, Limbaugh’s comments crossed the line. His comments were offensive, but some like Barry have chosen to make Fluke a secret liberal operative that has fooled us all:

you people are a trip. first off fluke USED that platform to get media attention under the “guise” of womens health issues. the hormone treatments she decsribed are paid for by the underwriters if the Rx is written as such..AND YOU KNOW IT. secondly i dont see a one of you “girlfriends” ( a term used loosely im sure) defending what leftist liberals have and DO say about conservative women in the media, EVER. this is all just a “photo opp”. and guess todays new media…YOURE BUSTED!

I think he’s saying I’m a lesbian – “girlfriends” ( a term used loosely im sure) .  I’m not at all surprised that he’s a kindred spirit to Limbaugh or that he’s defending him, in essence, he’s defending his own views.  I obviously have to have some “agenda” to not get Limbaugh’s “joke.” After all, it was just his ” attempt to be humorous.” Today, he opened his show, again apologizing, but he also said, “Talk about a double standard,” Limbaugh said. “Rappers can say anything they want about women. It’s called art. And they win awards.”

I’m struck by something I recently read about apologies and abusers: “Abusers are completely self-centred. They blame other people and seldom take responsibility for their own actions. Abusers are self-righteous. They find ways to justify their behaviour. As a result, they always focus on your problems, and insist that you change to make things better.”

THAT’S IT! That’s why Limbaugh’s comments were so disgusting and inappropriate to me. Is he an abuser? Who knows.  The time for accepting for words like Limbaugh’s and Barry’s have past.

In 1962, when Astronaut John Glenn was called to testify before the U.S. House Space Committee on whether women should be astronauts he said, “My mother could probably pass the physical exam that they give preseason for the Redskins, but I doubt if she could play too many games for them.”

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ezra Taft Benson said of Rachel Carson, “Why is a spinster with no children so concerned about genetics?”
In 1964, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer said, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” I think I’m going to put that on a t-shirt.
Oh, and by the way, Mr. Barry, sorry to disappoint you, I’m a registered Republican, was raised Catholic and I’m not gay. My disgust for Limbaugh’s words are simply because I’m a woman, a mother, a sister, an aunt and a daughter. Period.
Oh, and my GIRLFRIENDS, I don’t use that term loosely. I use it with heartfelt gratitude and much love.