1. Danny says

    Why are we only going after the Mormans? Shouldn’t we also picket Baptist, Catholic and Muslim churches. Why pick on only the Mormans – seems like this will backfire even though they gave to much to pass H8.

    70% of African Americans voted to pass Prop 8 and they are mostly Baptists with no money. Should they be excluded from pickets because they also elected Obama?

  2. says

    This is all so exciting — seeing people come out, come together, taking action. And “gay, straight, black, white,” as they chant.

    Danny: for the umpteenth time, we’re going after the Mormons because they gave close to 50% of the money for Prop 8, WAY out of proportion to any other population.

    85% of Conservatives (read Republicans) supported it. WAY more than African Americans, even if that statistic were correct, which it likely is not, being based on ONE sample and representing about 150 voters.

    Stop buying the right-wing trolls’ race baiting!

  3. craig says

    The place to picket isn’t the individual Baptist churches – it’s the religious broadcasters. THAT’s the real source of all this hate and they’re the ones that should be targeted.

    There’s more than enough big Baptist and Evangelical Christian churches in SoCal worthy of being targeted that the small black churches shouldn’t be the focus of the protests.

  4. says

    There are those who are blaming the Black and Hispanic communities, while exit polls justify their displeasure, it needs calmer heads. The Black and Hispanic communities are extremely religious, especially the women. Week after week the church preached against gay marriage, being the word of God. So, while both those communities were heavily against gay marriage, it was actually the women who voted the most in favor of Prop 8. It was a spiritual thing to them, not discrimination. Organized religion, in some aspects is a cult. Women seem to be more subjective, especially in some cultures, due to the environment they live in. Many look to the church for guidance. To get to women, you have to tug at their apron strings. If a commercial showed a mother, with her child, laughing and playing, then showed them years later with her adult child being denied marriage or discriminated against, it might have changed attitudes. They may have looked at it as a mother and not as a religious zealot. If you have seen my YouTube video (by clicking on my nomen below) at the end I have a baby Matthew Shepard looking up (I had to reverse the image to do that) to the adult Matthew Shepard, it touches the heart. That’s what those ads needed to touch.

    NO!! Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, etc. churches should not be exempt from PEACEFUL protests.

    This year, give to GAY charities and avoid faith-based charities. Shop at gay owned/gay friendly businesses. Hit them in their pocket book. These demonstrations are great and it is bringing the gay community together, but they will end and we need other ways to continue the ‘movement’.

    Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony called the victory an ”unprecedented coalition of many faith communities and other citizens who understood the importance of maintaining the bedrock institution of marriage as has been lived out since recorded history.”

    Bishop William Weigand, head of the Diocese in Sacramento and former Bishop of Salt Lake City said in a statement: “Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage — the union of one man and one woman — that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia.”

    WAY TO GO SAN DIEGO!!!!!!!!!

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