I very rarely reblog other people’s work but this one spoke to me. I hate talking about politics too, I think it often times it divides people, not bring them together. So I don’t care what side you’re voting for during this Presidential election. That’s you’re decision to make and I’ll make mine but I thought this man’s words were powerful. Showing kindness and love when someone used a horrible word to describe you, I can stand behind that.
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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