The conservatives learned a lot during the 60's. Victims of injustice always tug at the heart strings of the public. America's history is filled with accounts of a tyrannical majority abusing and suppressing a helpless minority.
So it's no surprise that in the Prop 8 battle; supporters of prop hate have been playing victims of religious intolerance. "All we did was participate in Democracy." "Stop picketing our churches! Help! Religious persecution."
Ridiculous. These tax exempt institutions dipped into the donation jar to take away the rights of millions of people. A violation of the separation of church and state.
Regardless of who funded the Prop 8 campaign; one thing remains clear; we should have never put this up for a vote. That is what the courts are for. To protect the rights of all citizens. Rights of a minority should never be decided by a simple majority.
But the courts where cowards. They figured like a lot of people; that prop 8 wouldn't pass. That way they could keep their jobs and get reelected during the next California election without having to weigh in. Now they will be forced to weigh in and the fanatical right will be even more pissed off once Prop 8 is overturned.
Not that I care much about the fanatical right. It's ignorance that's fueling this fear of gay marriage. If they could just see the families; the parents of gay kids, the gay parents, the couples in their twilight years, they would realize that they are the ones who are destroying family values by taking away civil rights from a minority they know very little about.
Unfortunately the fire has taken the focus off this fight. But we have to stay vigilante. Was very happy to see all the people out at the Rancho Cucamonga city hall protesting along with all the others nationwide. Unfortunately I have not seen much press coverage of the big protests.