Palm Springs No on Prop 8 Protest turns UGLY

Ok, for everyone that is going to go out and protest tomorrow, lets not fight hate with hate. Below is a video of the protest in Palm Springs earlier this week where things got a bit ugly.  I can’t stand that Proposition 8 passes, but I’m sorry, these guys need to hold back a little.  The footage in this newscast  doesn’t make us look too good an will probably give the opposition some ammunition to use against us.

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November 14, 2008. Gay Gay Gay, Life, Politics.

2 Comments

  1. Ryan18671 replied:

    The woman is not a true Christian. She lacks love and compassion. The new story seemed a bit slanted stating that she was bashed. However, she was out of place and had no business getting in the middle of the crowd. The new story failed to cover the ugly words she spouted prior, nor did it cover her hateful attitude.

    As a straight man, I was present with my wife to support equality for all. The crowd was peaceful until she started the shouting. Had she been in the middle of a black crowd spouting racial messages in the same spirit, I am sure your news report would have painted a much different picture of her.

    I was raised by a Born Again Christian Mother – she would roll over in her grave by the Christian hate going on in supporting proposition 8. She always reminded me to make sure my own house was in order before judging others.

    The woman at the protest needs to go back to her lonely and empty life.

  2. johnbisceglia replied:

    The U.S. government crossed a VERY serious line with PROP 8.

    This “proposition” threatened children’s sense of safety and belongingness in California. Children’s safety.

    Regardless of THIS particular fight, there are way too many fights on way too many fronts for us to conquer piecemeal. The Time is Now – DRAW A NEW LINE in the sand and demand from President Obama and our representatives FULL EQUALITY.

    Equality Is Simple When You Simply Include Everybody.

    What? Not detailed enough for the lawyers?

    OK, we can list repealing DOMA, repealing DADT, include transgender in the ENDA Bill, allow adoption of abandoned children, equality in immigration issues, recognize our hate crimes as such, equal family/children rights……….whew! See what I mean?

    We are EQUAL SOULS in HUMAN BODIES. Could we please STOP discriminating due to the genitalia attached? Plumbing will determine each civil right?! Any separation from the pack is ultimately due to gender (and/or gender roles & stereotyping), and that is SEXISM. I cannot marry Bob because I am the “wrong” gender; if I were a woman I could marry Bob. SEXISM.

    And I cannot stress ENOUGH how my own suffering from Marriage Inequality is NOT the reason for wanting or needing equality. I am not something to focus on. But my story, and the stories of countless other Americans desperately need to be addressed in this civil rights struggle. Marriage laws were put in place many years ago in order to PROTECT individuals and their FAMILIES; if they were NOT necessary they would not exist (for heterosexuals). When these laws are NOT in place for ALL OF US, horrible, horrible suffering occurs. My WEBSITE has many examples.

    So Americans want to continue denying us what they have already deemed as essential. And many people want us to WAIT…2….5……10…….20……..30 YEARS, depending on the “civil right”, for what WAS and IS our birthright.

    I personally have a HUGE problem with that. I cannot wait. I will not wait.

    Will you join me on Wednesday, April 15th, 2009, and help me inform the government that WE are eager to be included in the federal tax base as soon as THEY include us in society’s laws? My 5-year-old students could understand this concept: EQUAL = EQUAL

    As Americans can’t we agree that there are MANY other important issues to address (like the Economy, Education, Health Care, Poverty & Homelessness, Iraq/Afghanistan…all of these are related), and solving THOSE problems is more urgent than having “Equality Issues” TIE UP THE COURTS for another 30+ years? We will NOT go away.

    You keep procreating; we keep popping out. Sorry.

    Our representatives have spent years inventing 4-letter words (DOMA, DADT) to restrict us, deny us, demoralize us, and harm our beloved families and children. Enough is enough.

    NO MORE. NO MORE.

    =================================
    The National Equality Tax Protest
    – Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 –
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