An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Resolution to Honor Rush Limbaugh

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I am writing in opposition to the resolution introduced by Congressman Doug Lamborn (R-CO, 5th District) to honor “the life and legacy of Rush Limbaugh.” Over the course of his career, Mr. Limbaugh has attacked women, people of color, members of the LBGTQ+ community, liberals, progressives, non-Christians, and many, many others via his platform. He has mocked those dying of AIDS; downplayed the climate crisis; used the terms “slut” and “prostitute” among others to describe certain women; disparaged people of color by comparing them to criminals and “thugs”, calling them “stupid and unskilled”, or telling one black woman to “Take that bone out of your nose,” for example; and so much more. He has given time and space to white supremacists, bigots, misogynists and others to advance their dangerous rhetoric and oppress others with their language and consequential actions driven by their hate speech. Proverbs 18:21 states the tongue has the power of life and death - and Mr. Limbaugh has wielded his tongue to the detriment - not betterment - of the United States of America. Most recently, Mr. Limbaugh spread disinformation about the election and downplayed the resulting January 6th Capitol Hill insurrection (5 deaths), and spread disinformation about the dangers associated with COVID-19 (490k+ US deaths). It does not matter how successful Mr. Limbaugh was if he was not an upstanding person - and his words show him to be lacking in moral character. Yes, we can extend condolences to Mr. Limbaugh’s family and friends and express sadness at his suffering from lung cancer. However, b

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