Funny thing, though. We had no idea till yesterday that Davies' song had made it all the way to Howard Stern's Sirius radio show. Of course, till yesterday we'd also forgotten Howard Stern had a Sirius radio show. So, it's a wash, pretty much. Oh, and a few days ago, the greatness that is Dan Savage did offer three theories concerning Davies and his song: It's a hoax. ("What a kidder!'). It's not a hoax. ("What an asshole!") Or: "Donnie Davies is a kidder and an asshole." Savage eventually settled on the latter, more or less.
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Thanks so much for the support, everybody. I tell you what, mysterious electronic attacks, phone calls from untracable numbers that claim to be the U.S. Postal Service offering to deliver lost packages and an enormous amount of hate mail is enough to make any Minister shrink from God's mission. But I tell you friends, we cant let ourselves be intimidated by the influence of a few well placed psychopaths. Liberty is the foundation of this Nation Under God and the people have the right to chose their own messages and have the right to read them as well.
Some people might think this is some kind of this is some kind of organized conspiracy against the message of the Westboro Baptist Church. I didn't realize when I wrote my song that it might compete with their message. I mean, I was utterly clueless to that. Now that the DJs keep asking me about it I had to think about it and I think people in America have a right to chose their own message. Thats not the same thing as censorship. No one has a right to utterly control what you see, what you hear and what you think. Thats fundamentally anti-American and you should fight it with a resolve that strikes to the very core of your being even if it risks everything you have, otherwise America risks losing everything it is and should be.
First MySpace deleted my account and now they have deleted the account of our band. First they censored me and now they've censored people I'm connected to. If you are a MySpace user, dont allow this. Every one of you who believes in the Freedom of Expression, whether you like our song or not, needs to step up to bat. This is the time. Now.