CNN.com's Fernando Espuelas responds to "California Dreaming" column

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Published today, my Charleston City Paper "California Dreaming" column is the text version of the Takimag.com video posted below.

In my column I quote Los Angeles, Spanish-language talk host Fernado Espuelas, who wrote the following for CNN.com:

"For the past few weeks, Latinos have called in to my radio show, horrified at the idea of same-sex marriage. Callers said they would vote for Obama for change — and for Proposition 8. They told me that the future of their family was at stake. Biblical passages were quoted, divinely inspired indignation given voice. The vision of a collapsed society, where men abandon their wives in droves to 'become gay,' consumed these callers."

After reading my column, which contends that giving citizenship to illegal aliens will permanently sink any chances of gay marriage in CA, Espuelas responded:

"I think that you missed the point of my story - which is that oppressed minorities must band together, not turn on each other."

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"I think that you missed the point of my story - which is that oppressed minorities must band together, not turn on each other. Also, 18% of the California electorate is Latino - we are not "illegal immigrants", we're Americans."

You can read my counter-response on the comments page here

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