An Open (Form) Letter to Bill Frist

The Honorable Bill Frist
Washington, DC 20510-4205

Dear Senator Frist,

I am writing to urge you to take quick and decisive action to repudiate the discriminatory and hurtful statements made by Senator Rick Santorum against lesbian and gay Americans in an interview with the Associated Press.

Many American families have members who are lesbian and gay and those families should be treated with dignity and respect. I say this also to include the family of Vice President Dick Cheney, whose daughter Mary is a lesbian.

In his statements, Senator Santorum compared homosexuality with polygamy, incest and adultery. These kind of hateful remarks do not display the compassionate conservatism that is espoused by President Bush.

Discriminatory remarks like these only fuel prejudice that can lead to violence and perpetuate discrimination against the lesbian and gay community.

Senator Santorum's remarks are neither compassionate, nor truly conservative. They are simply un-American.

I look forward to your reply.