In keeping with my pledge not to name my Biggest Fan on my blog, I herewith submit to you a redacted version of what I just emailed to the Oregon State Bar in response to the complaint filed against me by Basic Rights Oregon.
For those of you annoyed that this is what you are being served this morning in lieu of advice, I apologize. However, I spent the better part of the weekend honing this document and as a result I am behind on something else much more important.
I’m not letting all that time go to waste. Plus, as you can probably predict, it’s pretty damn good.
As you also probably guessed, my response is not exactly succinct. Such serious, defamatory, and baseless allegations deserve the full Robin treatment. You can read this work of genius in its entirety by clicking here:
As you will see when you read the document linked above, I have asked for both a retraction and an apology. I intend to follow up later with their response. My hope is that the entirety of the organization, including their Board of Directors, will see that this filing was a huge mistake.
If they do not, and if they ignore the incontrovertible proof that is contained within my response to their complaint, I will be left to conclude that this is an organization that believes so long as you enjoy a certain “status,” you can never be criticized or held accountable for ANYTHING in your life.
All criticism must be based in bigotry and hatred, right? It couldn’t possibly be true that someone can be transgendered, gay, female, black, Muslim, handicapped, etc. AND still be an asshole?
Please leave a comment and if you are so inclined, contact Basic Rights Oregon.
Let them know your thoughts on their resources and name being used in such a reckless manner to help someone settle a personal score that has absolutely nothing to do with the advancement of their cause, but more to do with Stockholm Syndrome, narcissism, and a dying law firm desperate to remain relevant.