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Ezekiel J. Krahlin

(A True Tale From The Castro. Eat your heart out, Armistead!)

©1998 by Ezekiel J. Krahlin

July 17, 1996

This is a written response (via e-mail) to your telephoned
request of my help to set up Maximus BBS software...

Whoa!  I just declared war on this nation, and you ask me to
help you with some software?  Get your priorities straightened
out, Paul! Isn't it obvious that I just stuck my neck out for
the sake of a civil right?  I put myself in danger of being
arrested, persecuted, or even injured, by some arm of the
government...or by some homophobic nut case...or by some
jealous queen.  So isn't it a bit selfish on your part, to
then ask me to do you a favor?

I see:  When Jesus was on the cross, someone came up to him
and said:

     "You are such an excellent speaker, Lord; I
     heard your Sermon on the Mount.  Can you do me
     a favor before you die, and recite a few more
     lines on the issue of Roman politics?  I'm
     hoping to get an A+ in my class on civic

I'm afraid you're on your own with Maximus.  After my latest
dare against bigotry, I have too much pride to stoop to your
level.  After all, isn't that where the sewage flows out to