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It seems I can’t open my e-mail box without receiving a whole host of messages, telling me about rallies friends and acquaintances (or people who have somehow gotten my e-mail) have attended or inviting me to join them at future protests against the passage of Proposition 8.Â Now, there’s some major demonstration planned for sometime this weekend.
Can’t these people just accept the face that they’ve lost?Â And figure out what they need do to change minds so they win next time?
This is becoming one long extended temper tantrum.Â Â Take a gander at the video below to see just how juvenile some Prop 8 opponents can be. Here, they try to prevent a reporter from interviewing an elderly supporter of the proposition. They don’t just harass this old lady; they pull the cross out of her hands and stomp on it.
Yeah, I get why people are upset.Â But, what explains this childish behavior?Â Didn’t their mothers teach them to be kind to old people?Â Why this refusal to understand their opponents?Â Why this insistence on silencing them?Â Do such people deserve the privilege of state sanction of their unions?
Where are the gay organizations condemning such conduct?
The gay movement needs some adult supervision right now.
UPDATE: Robbie: “the fact not a single gay stood up for her in that video speaks volumes to me about the quality of protester we’re getting here.” I repeat my point: adult supervision is needed.
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