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Will Gay Groups Criticize Mean-Spirited Tactics of Angry Prop 8 Opponents?

Opponents of California’s Proposition 8 claim that in taking issue with those who favor the traditional definition of marriage, they’re standing against hate (or H8, as some put it).  And while, to be sure, there has been some mean-spirited rhetoric from supporters of the successful ballot initiative, the bulk of the hatred in this debate has come from those opposing the initiative.

In an article in yesterday’s Business section, even the New York Times acknowledged as much:

FOR the backers of Proposition 8, the state ballot measure to stop single-sex couples from marrying in California, victory has been soured by the ugly specter of intimidation.

Some donors to groups supporting the measure have received death threats and envelopes containing a powdery white substance, and their businesses have been boycotted.

In her post linking the article, Michelle Malkin asks, “What took” the supposed paper of record “so damn long?

I would offer that it upsets their narrative, that the ugly tactics of intimidation are supposed to come from social conservatives, in this case, those opposing gay marriage and not the supposedly progressive advocates of social change..

Now, I don’t hold all gay marriage advocates responsible for the mean-spirited tactics of the most extreme supporters. Indeed, I don’t even hold most protesters responsible, provided they did not carry hateful posters or shout mean-spirited epithets.

That said, it would be nice if they could distance themselves from such tactics by condemning them and pressing for a civil and serious discussion of the meaning of marriage and the imperative of the state recognition of same-sex marriages.

By standing against these angry and juvenile tactics, they would help show not only that they are serious about having that conversation, but also about the importance of extending the benefits and responsibilities of that ancient institution to same-sex couples.

Why are they so afraid to condemn the mean-spirited tactics and rhetoric?  Does it upset their narrative too?  Or, are do they approve of such tactics?

ADDENDUM: If you can provide links to any gay groups or blogs condemning these tactics and/or rhetoric, I will link them in this post.

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  1. Oh, and adDave, all you’ve shown on this thread is that you’re the typical screaming gay leftist who namecalls anyone who calls you and your leftist friends on their bullshit. You seem to be under the delusion that you can scream “closet queen” at everyone and we care.

    The reason we don’t is simple. We have principles. We are not going to turn a blind eye to people who advocate sexualizing five-year-olds because of their sexual orientation and insist that anyone who criticizes that hates gays, like you do. You have absolutely zero moral values or principles; your only rule is that your sexual orientation makes all the decisions for you. You are the equivalent of the black racists like Kwame Kilpatrick; you will excuse any crime, any action, anything of the sort based on your sexual orientation or that of your fellow gays, and that is why you have problems.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 11, 2009 @ 1:43 am - February 11, 2009

  2. There were also laws in 1534 that allowed the death penalty for petty theft.

    Do you have a point? And if so, what is it?

    The point is that homosexual sex, like petty theft, was recognized as a crime. That’s not enough? If heterosexual sex was also recognized as a crime punishable by death, that might be a problem as well.

    Comment by Pat — February 11, 2009 @ 6:54 am - February 11, 2009

  3. Pat, around that time, being left handed was a sign of being a witch and burned at the stake.

    your point?

    Comment by The Livewire — February 11, 2009 @ 7:01 am - February 11, 2009

  4. Pat, around that time, being left handed was a sign of being a witch and burned at the stake.

    your point?

    That homosexuals and left handed people shouldn’t have been persecuted. And these acts shouldn’t have been punishable by death. That ignorance reigned supreme back in the day. At least it doesn’t for lefthandedness anymore.

    Comment by Pat — February 11, 2009 @ 9:01 am - February 11, 2009

  5. Good thing we had Left handed pride marches, left handed affirmative action, left handed court cases…

    Oh, wait. We didn’t.

    Comment by The Livewire — February 11, 2009 @ 10:57 am - February 11, 2009

  6. #50 – And ND30, isn’t it ironic that blacks and Hispanics, who they themselves perceive as perpetual victims of a so-called “racist” society, are the first ones to the polls to vote on DOMAs? And that the black community at large is still homophobic to this day?

    I have the statistical proof in terms of voter breakdowns for any screaming liberal queen (hello, ADD) that dares to refute it.

    Go ahead. Make my day. 😉

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 11, 2009 @ 11:03 am - February 11, 2009

  7. #50

    Perhaps you will note that “closet queen” was only mentioned in response to the one who suggested what a nice place it was.

    As usual the rest of your drool is so far off base it’s not worth answering. Maybe someday you will grow up and see how ignorant and baseless your attacks are. I doubt it.

    Comment by a different Dave — February 11, 2009 @ 11:08 am - February 11, 2009

  8. Is adDave talking to himself again?

    Comment by The Livewire — February 11, 2009 @ 3:27 pm - February 11, 2009

  9. #57 – Either to himself or one of his other personalities. Of course, he used the typical libtard “it’s-my-game-and-I’m-going-home” routine since he can’t top ND30’s logic.

    Regards,
    Peter H.

    Comment by Peter Hughes — February 11, 2009 @ 4:45 pm - February 11, 2009

  10. Good thing we had Left handed pride marches, left handed affirmative action, left handed court cases…

    Oh, wait. We didn’t.

    Good. Glad you didn’t need to. I guess left handed persons don’t have to marry right handed persons, and marry those with the same handedness now. 🙂

    isn’t it ironic that blacks and Hispanics, who they themselves perceive as perpetual victims of a so-called “racist” society, are the first ones to the polls to vote on DOMAs? And that the black community at large is still homophobic to this day?

    Yep. It’s a darn shame.

    Comment by Pat — February 11, 2009 @ 8:19 pm - February 11, 2009

  11. Perhaps you will note that “closet queen” was only mentioned in response to the one who suggested what a nice place it was.

    How quickly they forget.

    So, go back there. In the world that you folks apparently want to live in this website would not exist.

    You are not referring to a single individual. You are referring to all of us; however, as usual, you are trying to dodge and spin out of your obvious behavior because you got called on it. Just like you and your fellow liberal gays who practice and promote promiscuous sex, who spread lethal diseases to others, who are sexualizing five-year-old children, and who act like irresponsible spoiled brats try to avoid accepting any responsibility for how other people view them.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — February 12, 2009 @ 2:29 am - February 12, 2009

  12. […] shrill invective against proponents of the ballot initiative. Here’s one such excerpt from a February 8 post by "GayPatriotWest" entitlted, "Will Gay Groups Criticize Mean-Spirited Tactics of […]

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