This is wondrous feedback, and you need not worry that my feelings have been hurt. To my credit, I wasn't even angry with the news station... though I was certainly disappointed.
You've provided me with very useful and specific feedback, which was exactly what I had hoped for. Thanks for all the moral support, which is invaluable, and thanks especially to Dash and Zerbie, whose thoughful input and research the final version of this letter will hinge upon.
You may be interested to know my feelings, that the resources that you constitute -- in my opinion -- make most Presidential speech-writing teams pale by comparison! I'm thankful to have you. I'm thankful to know that Soulforce is here, and that I remembered to run this by you before hitting the "send" button!
Is the general concensus to keep this in the CBS family for now, or to go ahead and publish to various other news sources and human rights organizations as well? While I am a fairly recent resident of East Texas, my friends and associates all agree this is one of the most hostile regions in the country with regards to LGBT liberties. They're in agreement that the local news stations have demonstrated a longstanding bias, so my feeling is that a positive response is unlikely.
Finally, I'm wondering whether anyone knows where I can find the actual bill (H.R. 1592), since I may soon find myself in a position where I'll need to be intimately familiar with it. I've searched congress.org to no avail, but then I might be doing something wrong.
I'm in the process now of synthesizing your various and excellent ideas, and will keep you posted.
-- "You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Mohandas Gandhi