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Where are the Grownups?

Welcome Instapundit Readers! While you’re here, you might want to check out my post contending that state recognition of marriage is a privilege not a right.

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.  Now, there’s some major demonstration planned for sometime this weekend.

Can’t these people just accept the face that they’ve lost?  And figure out what they need do to change minds so they win next time?

This is becoming one long extended temper tantrum.   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.

(Via the Ground Game via Instapundit)

Yeah, I get why people are upset.  But, what explains this childish behavior?  Didn’t their mothers teach them to be kind to old people?  Why this refusal to understand their opponents?  Why this insistence on silencing them?  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.



  1. Oh and I wanted to say that while I don’t agree with you all the time, I really appreciate your level headed approach to tough issues.

    Comment by Randy — November 13, 2008 @ 8:36 pm - November 13, 2008

  2. I had always wondered how those who agitate for a Leftist revolution in the U.S. would fight such a war, given their ideological aversion to guns.

    Now I know.

    Comment by Joshua — November 13, 2008 @ 10:14 pm - November 13, 2008

  3. […] was hoping that the hysteria over Proposition 8’s passing would start to abate soon – like GayPatriot, I find the reactions by some of the people who are putatively on my side on this one to be […]

    Pingback by » Blog Archive » Domestic terror against Mormons: white powder sent to temples. — November 14, 2008 @ 2:00 am - November 14, 2008

  4. If America has an Achilles’ heel, it is a failure to accept those on the other side of a cultural divide–Blacks, Cherokee, Catholics, Chinese, Gays, The Rich, Illegal Immigrants, and born-again Christians–as human beings instead of bogeymen. Whenever an entire swath of the population is characterized as one dimensional purveyors of greed, or destroying the fabric of society, or stealing our jobs, or incipient theocracy, or whatever, and held up as the source of all our problems, watch out. Such scapegoating of others is tempting, as it resolves us of responsibility for our problems, but the outcome of it is usually ugly and unsatisfying.

    Comment by Nathan — November 14, 2008 @ 3:19 am - November 14, 2008

  5. Is this site for real? I mean I get it. You can be gay and conservative….I think? But really. To side with a legacy of intolerance? I don’t get that.

    Comment by Joe Muther — February 24, 2009 @ 11:45 pm - February 24, 2009

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