Benny Phi, I have deleted my comments because I allowed my disagreements with your position to severely cloud my judgement and professionalism.

I attacked the messenger rather than the message, and that is inexcusable.

I should never have said the things I said, and I sincerely apologize for saying them.

It is probably best that for the time being that I recuse myself from discussions of LGBTQ rights in the Middle East. I feel far too close to the issues there. I don’t trust myself to be dispassionate.

One day in the future, though, I’d like to delve more deeply into this.

Jim

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com

Writer. Runner. Marine. Airman. Former LGBTQ and HIV activist. Former ActUpNY and Queer Nation. Polyglot. Middle-aged, uppity faggot. jamesfinnwrites@gmail.com