Friday, 10 June 2016

An Open Email to Jeff Pruitt

Dear Jeff Pruitt,

Thank you for your detailed email dated the 8th June.
I shall endeavour to reply to each of your points in the order you gave them.

1. Going Gently is not just a blog which promotes as you term "a homosexual lifestyle". True is chronicles the day-to-day life of two middle aged old gay men, in what I would term a fairly positive and realistic light, but I will have to admit that it does not bang on about anything more "in -your-face gay" than chatting about the merits of dino man Chris Pratt's bum cheeks .
(and they are quite wonderful btw)
Your suggestion of adding an "adult" Gateway to the blog address would not be realistic as many of my followers are women of a certain age, who would find the extra work accessing Going Gently somewhat trying

2. I refer to The Prof as "The Prof" in Going Gently because he is a  bone fide Professor! plain and simple. He is also a PhD with a brain the size of a pumpkin... I may also add that Professors in the UK are much higher on the academic ladder than the ones found in the US!

3. My "recent" tirade against your National  Constitution's "Right to bare arms" was a discussion blog entry from last year. In Wales, as in the United States, we do support the right to Free Speech.

4. I am sorry that you feel that I am not quite the best choice of person to be allowed to supervise two small girls in what your describe as "after school club". I think I do quite well given the two hour window of activities I have to organise.
I feel I may need to warn you that the Prof and I are thinking of officially adopting two gay Filipino orphans who we shall rename Daryl and Carol (From the hit show The Walking Dead)
I am hoping that they will be useful in helping me clean out the smaller hen houses in the Ukrainian Village

5. Thank you for your Christian prayers, but Christ's salvation leaves me just a little bit cold, so I think I shall pass on that request.
However if I was ever going to "get religion" I shall pluhmp for being a Quaker... for they quite like gays and I've always enjoyed the film Friendly Persuasion

I am sorry that you found my "Chutzpah" comment relating to Audrey Hepburn and The Nun's Story inappropriate....did you know that Audrey Was and IS a gay icon?

I suggest that you try something new in your life. The experience perhaps would be an eye opening event.
Try a scotch egg! They are delightful.
If you don't like the taste,
then you could always shove one up yer arse!
hey ho and fuck off!

Regards
John Gray
Mr Pratt........




233 comments:

  1. Good for you. As a side note, I also like "Friendly Persuasion" and just last week thought how easy it would be to turn it into a musical.

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    1. I remember Pat Boone singing the song
      "Friendly Persuasion" - when I was very young.

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  2. What a hoot. Note to self. I must be more honest in my blog and so receive such an email. Phucking faggot in my inbox does not give me any avenue to respond.

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  3. Hey ho, you go John. There's no time and place for that kind of bigotry anymore. When gay marriage didn't bring about the apocalypse, seems the bigots got kind of desperate. Oh, and I'm a gay dad of an adopted daughter, so I'm around her a lot more. And she's a normal adult now. I think having two gay married dads was just what she needed after all her straight relatives put her on the street at 9 years old. So there.

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  4. Disappointed John, you did not publish the content of his email. How can we be sure that you are providing a balanced response unless we see what he said?

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    1. Believe me, i pulled my punches

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    2. If you want to read his bile send me your email and ill post it to u

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    3. I was about to send you an email, then quickly realized that I did not want to read it. It is incredible that someone you have never met decided to take time out to write you an email decrying your "depravity"

      That post you wrote about gun crime in the US sure did hit a few nerves...just think what he would have written if he had also read that other post denigrating those American tourists...which clearly demonstrated your hatred of all things American.

      Seriously, I have been thinking about this for the last few hours, and it has brought home to me the bigotry that is out there. It is sad to think how far we still have to go.

      Good for you posting your response here

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    4. Ihoped that these comments would be a more fitting reply than my own...all i emailed back was the response
      Look on going gently for a reply...he's had almost 150

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  5. We've always had the right to bare arms. Going without sleeves has never been a question except in certain pockets of fundamentalism. It's the bearing of arms, which "shall not be infringed" according to the 2nd amendment to our Constitution, that has so many people's panties in a wad (British: knickers in a twist). Correct spelling is essential to any written argument or one runs the risk of being misunderstood.

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  6. Hurrah for John. Didn't read the ****hole's post but boy do you do a good reply. Love, decency and humanity seem to have escaped him. Bet he loves Trump! Janx.

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  7. Hurrah for John. Didn't read the ****hole's post but boy do you do a good reply. Love, decency and humanity seem to have escaped him. Bet he loves Trump! Janx.

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  8. Yee Haw..that's telling him John!!!!

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  9. OMG! As one of the ladies of a certain age who regularly read your blog for a good chuckle I hadn't realised that you are secretly indoctrinating me into a gay lifestyle. Perhaps my knitting group has another agenda.......

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  10. Who the hell is Jeff Pruitt and Why does he think it is okay to judge others?

    There once was a fellow called Pruitt
    Whose catchphrase was always "Go screw it!"
    Playing with his pork sword
    He praised our dear Lord
    And begged his poor sister to chew it.

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    1. Gotta love a limerick, well said Pudding x

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  11. Made me smile 😊 hope you feel better having got that off your chest xx

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  12. Love the limerick, Yorkshire Pudding! LOL!!
    It's too bad that Christians like that ruin it for the rest of us. As a Christian woman of a certain age, I love your blog and think that you are fabulous!

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  13. I do not know who Jeff Pruitt is but for someone who calls himself a "Christian" he shows no evidence of being one. He should look to his own life and stop judging others.

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    1. I'm a Christian, and it's asshats like Jeff Pruitt that give us a bad rap. I don't see gay, straight, white, black, green, or cross-eyed...I see a human being. It's good to see so many are standing up to you. My email is: momtomaggoe@hotmail.com
      I'd love to see the idiot's email. Maggie is my dog, by the way. I bet Pruitt hates dogs, too!

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    2. I meant standing up FOR you, not TO you.

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  14. Everyone has the right to bare arms except for Michelle Obama, the right wing nuts have been very unhappy about seeing her shapely arms for quite some time now!

    Of course, it is my firm belief that if it upsets the right wing nuts, she ought to rip the sleeves from every outfit in her closet. :)

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  15. Aahhhh there is nothing so stultifyingly boring than a middle aged straight man with twisted knickers.
    I have every kind of Christian there is in my family and add in a beloved Jewish (late) husband .... the one thing Real Christians have in common is their open heartedness and kindness .. kind of like Christ ... he certainly did not toss stones/hate speech at Gays people, Women of Ill Repute and Rednecks who hate ... everything.
    I went to school with a Marion Pruitt, maybe they are related. Although Marion Pruitt was executed years ago for some murders.

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    1. One of my (observant) Jewish friends is the best model of Christian behavior I have ever met.

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  16. I adore you, John Gray. Keep up the good work. I do resent (a tiny bit) the inference that we women of a certain age would have a hard time accessing an adult gateway to find your blog. I mean, unless it involved rock climbing or something, in which case, yes, possibly.

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    1. I used that for comedic reasons xx

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    2. adult gateway" ? that sounds naughty :)

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  17. ::::slow clap::::

    Standing ovation.

    Bravo, sir, bravo!

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  18. Perfect response! I quite enjoyed reading it.

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  19. Sounds like a chap who could give us all lessons in small minded bigotry. Audrey would not approve...

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  20. There you go, again, John, making me burst out laughing out loud at work. Yes, indeed my brother, f'em. Remember we love you and prof more than they can hate.

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    1. That jumbled word is f 'em.....it looks like fem which is NOT what I meant.

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  21. It's a pity you didn't post his Email, together with his address; we might all have replied to the idiot. Beware of religious zealots; they're all crazy.

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  22. i'm 73 yoa, can spell rather well, and i love your blog!!!!!

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  23. Well, I'm a lady of a certain age, not gay (married for 30 years to a man) and I don't find your blog at all offensive....quite the opposite, I love it. As for the suggestion that you aren't an appropriate person to be looking after the 2 girls....well as their parents are more than happy for you to do it, what business is it of Jeff Pruitt's? (or anybody else's). Who the hell is Jeff Pruitt anyway? People like him make me laugh....does nothing but criticise, yet has clearly read lots of your posts. If you don't like what you read, don't read it, end of. Great reply John.

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  24. Come out, Jeff! You'll feel much better for it.

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  25. Oh, good grief. Sounds like your blog brings them out of the woodwork. I've never gotten such a missive, so consider it a badge of your wide appeal and readership, John! :)

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    1. (By the way, I would love to read the original e-mail! Do share!)

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    2. I did consider posting it in part ( it was very long) but i chose not to . There are other reasons for this

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  26. I didn't think I could love you more, John!!!

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  28. Omg I love you.

    (Right to bare arms. Well, why not? Tee hee.)

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  29. That email made great blog fodder!!!

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    1. I should have thanked him ..........it's boosted my comments today for sure

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  30. Great response, John! Who's interested in all of those Jeff Pruitts moronic ideas?

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  31. I take it that Mr. Pruitt is a fellow citizen of the US of A. On behalf of the nation, I apologize for the inconvenience he has caused you.

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  32. Well said John, who the fek is Jeff Pruitt anyway

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  33. Well said John, who the fek is Jeff Pruitt anyway

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  34. Hahahahahaha! "Hey ho and fuck off!" is now my new favourite expression!

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  35. John - this chap has obviously just not taken on board the quotation from the Bible (Matthew I believe) 'Judge not lest ye be judged'). No-one has any right to criticise a straightforward, honest, above-board style of living like that of yours and the Prof. Thank heavens that after years of terrible persecution it is finally alright to admit to being gay rather than hiding it away. I have a transgender grand-daughter/son whom I love dearly. Hasn't he/she enough problems without having to cope with bigots like this? Your blog is the first I look for every day becausee it always shows humanity, love and a caring attitude.
    And incidentally how dare he link homosexuality with possible paedophilia?
    Keep blogging, put that e mail right out of your mind and hope and pray that the chap finds something better to do with his time.

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    1. Oh i missed that inference pat...i had the impression he thought homosexual men should not look after kids period....

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    2. Well said Weaver.
      As the mother of a gay daughter who is beautiful inside and out and lives her live with kindness, I love her dearly.
      I don't read your blog because you're gay I read your blog because you're funny, insightful and just lovely. You make my day so much better.
      It is the first blog (besides Weaver's) I read every morning.

      cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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    3. One of the sweetest married couples I know, have 2 children who are at the top of their classes, beautifully mannered and typically rambunctious little hellions.
      Jack and Martin are understandably very proud of their children.

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  36. Well, we don't give a whit what the Jeff Pruitts of the world think. They should just form their own miserable club and leave the rest of us alone. I, as everyone else here, thoroughly enjoy your blog and support your right to post whatever you want.

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  37. You did the job, John, and you did it well!
    Thank you!

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  38. I'm curious as to what he could possibly find offensive in using The Prof as Chris' nom de blog?

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    1. It was suggested that chris wasnt a real prof

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    2. I love the bit about Our Profs being cleverer than Their Profs. Too true.
      Hey Ho and Fuck Off is my new expletive. It replaces Fuck the fuck off!
      Love yez. x

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  39. Well done!!! I'm so sorry someone has so little to do that they manufacture such email attacks. He does not reflect other's opinion.

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  40. Hey ho and fuck off............brilliant!!!

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  41. If you're reading this Jeff Pruitt then.....to hell with you you. Go back to watching Fox (Faux) News and wallowing in your own hateful bile. You're not welcome here.

    Also, if the Christian heaven is full of people like Jeff, what decent person would want to go there? Putting up with them for one lifetime is quite enough for me!

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  42. Not worth the waste of a scotch egg.
    Greetings Maria x

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  43. Amen to that. So much for the mote. I wonder what is the beam in his own eye? A pretty huge one, I imagine. I hate these bible-bashers who're obsessed with converting everyone else to their peculiar beliefs.

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  44. It would be funny (your reply) if it wasn't so abhorrent (what the idiot infers) Don't waste your energy on him as he just shows himself up for the ignorant person he is. I know who I would prefer my children to be with.

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  45. As a 63 yr old Christian grandma......go f**k yourself Jeff!
    If you know me you know I don't curse but this dipwad brings out the worst.

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  46. Right on John. You rock . I am 67 btw. And a Pagan.

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  47. What a sad and narrow-minded individual he is! I'm sure that Liv and Eve love going to your cottage and Claire and Jason couldn't have anyone better to entertain their children. Since when did being gay render you unfit to have children to visit you??? Grrr, I'm so cross on your behalf and also on behalf of caring and tolerant Christians who would not wish to be associated with this drivel. By the way, being a lady of a certain age, I would be quite happy not to have the right to bare arms.....

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    1. Yes it was ths comment which really prompted my reply....it did somewhat smart.....

      Did you have a restful break? Nice to have you home

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    2. I had a lovely time, thanks, and feel all the better for a bit of time away. It's nice to be home though, as always.

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  48. I would love to be adopted by you and the Prof.

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  49. Well, John, I've been reading your blog for a while, thanks to The Weaver's link, and have been looking for a way to tell you how clever, insightful, incisive and downright enjoyable it is. Jeff Pruitt, it appears, hit most of the things I like most about it. Maybe if he looked at life from somewhere other than the bottom up he'd be a happier person. (And thanks for the sign-off. As a woman of a certain age, I don't usually say the f-word aloud, but think it frequently. Now I can say, "Hey-ho," and only I will know the rest of the phrase.)

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    1. Welcome carol!
      I emailed mr pruitt ealier with a simple sentence
      " please see my reply on going gently"

      I wanted him to read the other comments, many from his own fellow americans
      Thank you folks

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  50. Well done, John.
    I'm sure Jesus will forgive Jeff.

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  51. I too am a lady of a certain age (or way past it) and have read your blog for a long time and enjoyed very much reading about your caring, giving life in your village amongst the chickens with the Prof and pets,. You really are fabulous!

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  52. John Gray 1 Jack Pruitt 0.

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    1. But not in a football score. Given Ali's funeral is today, it is fitting that John landed a knock out punch...Jack didn't even stand a chance.

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    2. Jack Pruitt is and will always be just a zero.

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  53. Oh I meant to say Jeff

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    1. Bollocks....so did I!

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    2. arrgghhhh, me too ! Jeff Pruitt ....pppfffftttt

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  54. Wow, so many comments.
    Well said on all you said to the charming Jeff Pruitt, wouldn't like to meet him wherever we go after our time is up here.

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  55. Well said John, a most excellent reply to Mr Pruitt.
    I love your blog and think you are a very special person.
    Pam in Texas.






















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  56. Who? Never heard of him. No, don't tell me, from your comments in your letter John, I don't want to know.

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  57. Good for you John....we're all old enough to think for ourselves...don't think I'd like him thinking for me either!!
    Keep on blogging!! xx

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  58. Well said John, if only there would be more people like you in our small world it will be a better place.

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    1. Yael , there IS a serious side to all this, and that is the unwavering belief that some religious people have about what is right and what is wrong......i sincerely believe that mr pruitt felt he was doing me a favour.
      The original email was more like an essay

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    2. Most ignorant people have an unwavering belief in some things that they came up with, or misheard or within their limited understanding.

      My grandfather was a US Marine Sargent.
      He was everything to me.
      He called me his little sh*tbird.

      So imagine my moms surprise/embarrassment , when I went to church with her and the reverend that I really liked came to say hello and I said hello Reverend So and So, you little sh*tbird !
      I liked him so much he merited the name. :)

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  59. Mr. Pruitt,

    Do us all a favor? kindly go back under the rock you obviously live at, you and your "christian values" nearly made me vomit this morning. Just think of a man who ran around wearing a long dress, with another 12 man and a prostitute, who advocated to love each other - that I know of, he never mentioned of what gender they have to be - and who then threw out of the Temple the hypocrites who used his father name to spew venom and misery by acting according to their true nature, and in the process make themselves sanctimonious asshats for their sole purpose of aggrandizing themselves. You can put the mirror down now, Mr. Pruitt.

    The likes of you are the reason why people like me feel like Henry VIII, and unfortunately still, no one seem to be able to spare us from people like you, and your insufferable and offensive diatribe and so we must be exposed to that garbage without the benefit of a choice. Of course we can move on to read something else, which brings me to the question as to why don't you?
    Is this purposed to be one of your "christian" outreaches, coming uninvited to a home to insult the owner? On your way out made sure to take your garbage with you. We had enough just by having to read about your ignorance and bigotry. Go back with all those loving fake Christians you emulate who have yet to learn the meaning of the word love. And if you are looking for pedophiles you don't have to look much farther than those men of the cloth who proclaimed to be "christians". I rather have the likes of John take care of any child any time than any professed "christian" like you in the midst.

    Btw, I am a woman of a certain age, closer to 75 than to 70, a neuropsychologist and like the Professor with a Ph.D which qualifies me to be a bit versed in human relations, and who has seen the damage done to children by those parents who make of any religion the excuse to harm and traumatized their own and although I am not known by my swearing I wish you actually consider this a parting blessing from me:

    Mr. Pruitt, f...d you and the horse you are riding.

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  60. Am a seventy something woman and simply love your blog. Tell Pruitt to stuff himself.

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  61. Prejudice and discrimination are harmful and hurtful to us all. Love your blog

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  62. 😂😂😂. Way to put ignorants in their place John 🖖🏼

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  63. I will add my humble comment way down here at 87!
    I love you, John Gray. I adore you and you are my hero!
    My gay, chubby, funny, smart and oh so kind addition to this world. You give me hope and joy. ♥♥♥♥♥♥ (3 for you and 3 for the Prof.)

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  64. You mean you're GAY?????????????????????? Good God! Anna

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  65. I enjoy your blog very much, John. I do not understand how people can be so uneducated in this day and age, though. I seem to spend an unusual amount of time explaining to others that you cannot make someone homosexual by babysitting them (although you can be a great gay role model), and that there is a big difference between a homosexual person and a pedophile...jeez people, do some reading for goodness sake. From a woman of a certain age...
    Barb

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  66. For someone who doesn't like you or your blog, it seems he spent a great deal of time reading it. Curious much Jeff? I'm also a woman of a certain age and I love your blog. You broaden my horizons and increase my vocabulary. Thank you and keep them coming.

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  67. A wonderful retort John.

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  68. Jeff Pruitt: if I ever run across your WASP ass in my state, I will kick your disgusting bigoted homophobic xstain knuckle-dragging rump-supporting h8ful ass back into the cave in which it belongs. then I will seal the cave up permanently.

    go read faux noise or breitbart or some neo-nazi blog instead. FUCK YOU!

    (I love john and the prof and the trelawnyd villagers)

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    1. Put the gun down YP , walk away from gun

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    2. I don't own a gun; never have, never will. I just DESPISE h8ers!

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  69. Well done John - people like that need a damn good slapping.
    That sort narrow minded intolerance is something the world would be better without.

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  70. What everybody else said! We love you John! May Pruitt crawl back in his hole where he belongs!

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  71. Ahh religion. It really does cause some serious problems. But perhaps Jeff is a lost soul who needs guidance. If you are looking to actually help those in need, Jesus did a ton of charity work with the poor and less fortunate. Start there. And for all the immigrant haters here in good 'ol USA, Leviticus 19:34 "The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God."

    Peace out.
    MissFifi

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  72. Have been reading your blog for a while, which I love and it always makes me laugh. Read this out loud to my hubby and his reaction was - all homophobs are knob heads.

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  73. What a knob.
    Him. Not you.
    Lisa x

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  74. excellent response. some people's lives are so miserable that the only way they can feel good about themselves is judging the lives of others.

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  75. I too have been concerned about your after-school club, which seems to involve dangerous and subversive activities such as cooking, icing and the use of felt pens - all designed to corrupt innocent children who no doubt Mr Pruitt thinks should be studying the bible instead. Because there's no sex, violence, bigotry or injustice in there, is there? I expect you do your best to corrupt the girls by playing Judy Garland in the background and encouraging the use of glitter.

    Brilliant response. I love your blog which I read for its humanity, underlying kindness and the fascinating detail of daily life in a Welsh village with dogs, poultry and a loving partner. It's good to know that it's so widely read, even by homophobic gun-loving religious fanatics.

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  76. I am one of those ladies of a certain age John, in fact the same age as you. can't believe there are such idiots in the world like this one who think they can judge everyone else. Keep on blogging because along with Weaver, you make me laugh every day. Bev x

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  77. Couldn't Mr. Pritt see that your blog is about life, thoughts, stories...No person has the right to judge you. Only God has that difficult position.

    What a self-righteous stiff necked miserable hack.

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  78. I don,t care if you are gay but you are chubby ??????? good god !

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  79. Bravo! Well said!

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  80. Well done, John. I find it frightening that there are millions of people out there who share such closed minded views, not only homophobia. It can become dangerous as history has proven.
    Jocelyn

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  81. Everyone has the right to bare arms, especially this time of year.

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  82. I think I love you!
    I certainly love your turn of phrase. It's a shame there are so many narrow minded, judgemental a-holes in this world.

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  83. You were much kinder to the low life b______d than I would have been! We all love you and the Prof to pieces....keep on blogging!

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  84. Oh John. If I lived in the UK you would be my best friend whether you wanted to or not. In fact I would stalk you until you gave in. If that twat had taken time to trawl back through your blog he would see what a wonderful person you are and how much fun and joy you bring to your many loyal readers. Should there be a vacancy for the right person to fire that scotch egg up his poo pipe I would be first in the queue for the job. The prof, your friends, your wonderful pets, your readers and the scotch egg industry are lucky to have you.
    Mr Pruitt......... We all sprang from apes, but you didn't spring far enough.

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  85. Just popped in for my daily chuckle and see that my daughters are main players in " an international baby sitting scandal " .......they will be so pleased when I tell them :)

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  86. I did .....it was brilliant .....I read this blog entry today because I thought it was a letter to Montague Druitt ( he was a very popular Jack the Ripper suspect ) .....I didn't have my glasses on so I was a bit disappointed when it wasn't to him ....mind you , I would have to question your ' childcare suitability ' if you were indeed writing letters to possible serial killers who topped themselves in 1888 ...

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  87. Well said John. Can do without people like him. I love your blogs you brighten up my dull day perhaps I should team up with his dull day and compare notes. I think not lol.
    Sue R

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  88. Is it bad that point 4 made me giggle a little bit? Frankly, I love your posts and they bring me a little joy everyday.

    Just have to remind people if they don't like the content don't read it and leave the rest of us be.

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  89. oh god, really??? why don't these idiots stay away from blogs they don't agree with? if he gives you any more trouble let me know and i'll hunt him down and kick his homophobic christian ass. i love christian stomping.

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  90. Well said, John.

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  91. 133 comments...I am impressed. I find people who police the morality of others so very tireing. As a Christian, I wonder what he'd do if he understood that Christ loves you every bit as much as He loves him.

    I had lunch with one of the special effects guys from The Walking Dead today. Keep plugging the show. The more stable Caleb feels in his career, the sooner he will marry my daughter.

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  92. oh btw....i have the feeling this guy is going to vote for trump.

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    1. I'm sure you're correct, and here's what bothers me about that. Trump has been married 3 times, this last wife is a doozy. Hilary Clinton stayed with a husband who strayed. Which of those two seems more Christian? I think religion is a totally stupid way to judge a political candidate, but if that's going to be a person's criteria, then at least it should be logical.

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  93. Ohhh, this made me so mad! I don't know who this Jeff Pruitt is, but I do know that he is dumb. I also know that Jesus would waggle his finger at this 'Christian', who has no idea what it means to be a Christian. I am tempted to say: "Let's burn him at the stake." since he seems to be a waste of space, but why waste the firewood? The shame is all his. Luv' ya John!

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    2. Iris... there is no need for wood... he has his own personal fire burning him up inside... and may it burn hot and slow!!

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  94. I'm on the other side of the pond, but from Canada, thank God. I can only repeat what my Italian mom and dad would say to such bigotry, " va fan culo". Go f......and this is from an ex nun.

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    1. NUNS ON GOING GENTLY!!!!!! I've ARRIVED, !!!!!!!!!!

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    2. Don't ever change!! I love your blog so much!

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    3. Gemma, I thought it was 'aw fon gool ' phonetically speaking :)

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    4. John... ex-nun... ex-nun!!
      But hey... once a nun, possibly always a nun... but also no longer closetted!!
      Yeehaw!!

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    5. Get over it John, just a normal (well maybe) human being. I've been an ex more than a nun.

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  95. Well said. I suspect he realised that he was outnumbered and that is why he sent an email rather than a comment.

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    1. I m such a Pollyanna, I was giving Jeff a bit of credit for airing his opinions privately, and not leaving troll comments on John's blog. But I think you're right.

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  96. You don't flame or swish and have never corrupted anyone on your blog. Sometimes, I forget I am reading a blog by a gay man. Jeff Pruitt is confused. Pedophiles are interested in little girls. Gay men like gay men. Well, except for the one gay man who could not keep his hands off me when his partner turned his back. Plus, the handsy one was younger than my youngest child. I don't judge all gay men by one.

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  97. Well i have fancied a few straight men in my time linda

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    1. LOL, I am sure you have. I just want a guy to choose sides. I dearly love my gay men friends but not that way...lol.

      Maybe some gay guy will love him.

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  98. Oh what a twat - the commenter, not you John, obviously! We women 'of a certain age' would be well pissed off if we couldn't access your subversive and gay blog on baking, Ukrainian villages, chickens, films, ICU care, Flower Show, Aunt Gladys, bulldog divas and other important and life affirming trivia.
    I was going to comment in an adult and constructive take down of the idiot but then I had a glass of wine and thought 'Fuck him! the biased idiot ain't worth it'.

    Hope you and The Prof have a great weekend adn love to Winnie. xxx

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    1. The prof is away until tomorrow then he's away again on sunday......good job i like my own company

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  99. Late to the party, as always. You did have to respond, as he was not near enough for you to turn on him and walk away.

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    1. Ooh like that! Mwah ha aha ha ha as the villain would say.

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  100. well said Sir!! F**k the haters!

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  101. What's the betting ole Jeff thinks the Duggars are the epitome of good ole God-fearing people.

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  102. I am ashamed that Pruitt comes from my country. Unfortunately, there are others like him. The good thing is that they are dying off.

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    1. And homos like me are multiplying!

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  103. John you are the kindest, warmest, funniest most thoughtful of men, he on the other hand is a prize dick !!!! I love the fact he thinks saying he is a Christian allows him to be a bigot (very unfair to true Christians) that is right up there with I'm not a racist, BUT..... You are fabulous so there xx

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  104. Oh dear, am I am being corrupted and not realizing it? Even worse, I've gotten my 70 year old Aunt hooked on you too. Your posts are the only bright spot I can count on every day.

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  105. Hi John, been hidden for awhile. What I see in you is a kind, thoughtful, humorous man. You have the ability to story tell like my Granny. It soothes me, makes me laugh, and I see a caring individual in you! We sit on the edge of every written word. We all love you and the Prof and your all your furr babies. Please continue to shower us with your day to day happenings sometimes this is our only bright moment of our day. Cheers!

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  106. A wonderfully constructive reply to a bigotted, probably closetted-gay "child"...
    I use the term "child" as it seems to me that he hasn't got any further... he rests in Dunce Grade for eternity.
    In a little village in the "Bum of Britain" two wonderfully gay guys... called by my aged mother and others, "The Boys"...ran the local Tea Room and Deli/Essentials store...
    When they decided to retire, they stayed in the village that had welcomed and accepted them, their lifestyle [much the same as yours and the Prof's] and their partnership.
    The present incumbents of the Tea Rooms and Shop...now just a Deli and papershop...have yet to achieve what the Boys managed... although they are doing quite well!!
    In my experience, openly gay people of both sexes seem to try harder on behalf of their community.... and are usually more outgoing than their "straight" counterparts...
    Without the gay community we'd live in a pretty dull world I feel!!
    Long may you all keep using your calculators!!

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  107. Is it just me or does his Surname sound like a wet Fart!!

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    2. Well said! We shall remember him as nothing but a little Nuisance that can be showered off.

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  108. Well, he won't be in any doubt about our collective response to his missive, will he!! My son's response would be "What a wanker!" I do hope he reads the replies, he might start to see there is a world where kindness, courtesy and respect flourish, and get a tiny suspicion that he's missing something.... or am I hoping for too large a miracle.
    On the christianity thing, I'm still hanging in to the Anglican church here in New Zealand, but my patience is wearing thin.... how long will we wait for justice.

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  109. Oh my! I have one occasional commenter who is mostly very boring and occasionally slightly caustic, but nothing like this, so in the future I think I will be glad that is all I get! It makes you wonder why some people read blogs let alone comment on them doesn't it. Off to see if I can find this "comment"!! Great reply!!

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  110. Moved to comment instead of just lurking. I find it hard to believe these people still exist....haven't we moved on? Religion strikes me as being wicked and divisive. Keep doing what you do, John - he's the small minded minority here. x

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    1. Depends on the flavour of the religion, and most have a least a few flavours to choose from. Mr Pruitt just likes his cold and hard and judgemental. He'd be just the same whether he was religious or an atheist.

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  111. i thought it was my personality rather than my age that contributed to the fact I wont be arsed with a reader's sign in

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    1. Lol its both believe me xxx

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  112. Don't know who the hell Jeff Pruitt is, but it sounds as if the world would be a better place without him. Keep doing what you're doing and sod him! Love your blog, it gives me a warm cosy feeling that all is well with the world. From a woman of a certain age xx

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  113. "Hey ho and fuck off!" think I might have some uses for that poetic and practical phrase! :)

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  114. Crikey ...... well said ..... especially that last paragraph. Mum spat her hot tea all over the computer when she read that!! She doesn't use that sort of language very often but when she next feels the need she's going to remember that last line ... Charlie.

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  115. Wanka also comes to mind for Jeff. Obviously a small r republican from the Midwest .

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  116. Right on!
    Cheers Peter

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  117. I was just catching up on your blog (because you post daily, or close to it, woohoo!!!) and had to add my two cents. I love reading your blog. You make my mornings before I head off to work. I laugh out loud, shake my head, feel your pain, love your animals... And this numbnuts who wrote these small minded insults is living in a dream world. I suppose he thinks you can "pray the gay away". He probably doesn't even realize that he has gay neighbours, relatives, and or coworkers, like we all do. Your response to him was a thing of beauty. -Jenn

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  118. Glad you set him straight ! Cheers.

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  119. What did I miss 6? I have been in remodel hell the past 3 months. Where is this idiots post so I can rip him a new one. As a Greek Eastern Orthodox I am ashamed of this moron a true Christian never forgets God made us all as we are. The verse is love thy neighbor not judge thy neighbor. Ugggg.

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  120. I'm sorry you had to find that in your inbox, John. What a miserable thing to write. Fortunately, it didn't leave you speechless - your reply was highly entertaining!

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  121. ",,, many of my followers are women of a certain age..." don't mess with them. If they knit or are part of the Garden Show Committee, they are very likely to have sharp pointy instruments at hand and, I imagine, would not be the least bit afraid to use them.

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  122. Way to go John, from another lady of a certain age. Some people are unbelievable.

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