President Obama responds to 10-year-old’s letter about her two gay dads.
“I am so glad that you agree two men can love each other because I have two dads and they love each other, but at school kids think that it’s gross and weird, but it really hurts my heart and feelings…,” Sophia wrote last week.
His response, which was no form letter:
“They are lucky to have such an exceptional daughter in you.”
“…We recognize that whether you have two dads or one mom what matters above all is the love we show one another. You are very fortunate to have two parents who care very deeply for you.”
I would rather stay here and starve—and die, if it come to that—than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters.
via Letters of Note:
In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).