RSVP :: My Son Can’t Attend Your Kid’s Party Because I’m a Bigot
A six-year-old’s birthday party invitation was the medium of choice for the mother of a Long Island boy to exercise her First Amendment right of homophobic hate speech. The mother declined the invitation on her son’s behalf because the party is being hosted by two gay fathers.
The fathers, from Baldwin, Long Island, were so incensed with an anti-gay RSVP to their daughter Sophia’s upcoming seventh birthday party, that they sent local morning drive time personalities Steve and Leena from New York area radio station K-98.3 a photo of the reply.
Tommy will NOT attend. I do not believe in what you do and will not subject my innocent son to your "lifestyle. I’m sorry Sophia has to grow up this way. If you have an issue or need to speak to me.
A photo of the invitation, which is published on Steve and Leena’s Facebook page, came with the following post:
Steve & Leeana got this from a set of dads in Baldwin who were really upset over how one mom, Beth, chose to respond to their daughter’s birthday party invite. Do you think she was right to write this? Would a simple phone call RSVP’ing "no" been better?
BTW: Beth gave us permission to post her phone number and said anyone who has a problem with what she wrote can call her, too!