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Reblogged: An Open Letter to Ann Coulter

October 24, 2012

More on the response to Ann Coulter’s insensitive tweet! This letter is amazing! I wouldn’t have been able to write something like this completely devoid of anger and harshness. Whether Ann Coulter understands this letter and takes it seriously doesn’t matter one bit. What is FAR MORE IMPORTANT is that many people are speaking out and responding to these kinds of letters from people who write them. People are talking about this issue and taking a stand. That’s how we can effect change.

Bravo, John!

Andrea

The World of Special Olympics

The following is a guest post in the form of an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after this tweet during last night’s Presidential debate.

Dear Ann Coulter,

Come on Ms. Coulter, you aren’t dumb and you aren’t shallow.  So why are you continually using a word like the R-word as an insult?

I’m a 30 year old man with Down syndrome who has struggled with the public’s perception that an intellectual disability means that I am dumb and shallow.  I am not either of those things, but I do process information more slowly than the rest of you.  In fact it has taken me all day to figure out how to respond to your use of the R-word last night.

I thought first of asking whether you meant to describe the President as someone who was bullied as a child…

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4 comments

  1. Any person who uses a derogatory word is mean-spirited. Ann Coulter has let her personal agenda dehumanize her.


    • Yes, indeed that is true and most unfortunate! That’s nothing new for Ann Coulter though. That’s her schtick. That’s what she DOES. Her raison d’etre. Which is even a bigger shame.


  2. […] An Open Letter to Ann Coulter (athenivanidx.wordpress.com) […]


  3. Ann Coulter is seriously awful—as you’ve said in your comment to reader96, insensitivity is what she deals in—and I’m glad that John Stephens has taken her to task for her offensive comment!

    ~Kerry



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