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Anti-Gay Activists Using Child Molestation to Fool People Into Signing Petition Against California LGBT History Bill: VIDEO


Here's some video shot in Oceanside, California by a gay man who was visiting the beach with his husband. He just happened to be walking by and saw an activist gathering signatures for the ballot measure to repeal SB48, California's recently passed LGBT History law (the FAIR Education Act), which requires school curriculum to include teaching about gay people and LGBT history.

The way this activist was getting people to sign the petition was by telling them they were signing something that would protect children from child molesters.

Watch and be disgusted, AFTER THE JUMP...

Meanwhile, the 'Stop SB48' campaign told its supporters in an email yesterday that its petition drive will be successful. And in related news, no press turned up to cover Rev. Lou Sheldon's press conference yesterday opposing SB48.

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  1. I think we can pretty much determine that this is not an isolated incident. Below are links or email addresses for San Diego News. There is always strength in numbers. I have emailed them the link to the video, but I am pretty sure that it will not go far on a single notification. Oceanside gets their news from San Diego. I gave them the YouTube link and advised them that I could be of no other assistance, since I do not know the individual that uploaded the video but request they investigate. Odds are, if the person is polling for sigs one day, they will be there again. If you think that there may be power in numbers, maybe one station (or U/T) will pick up the story if others, beside me, send them an email/tip.

    YouTube Link to pass to the news stations:


    (NBC San Diego):
    (CBS San Diego):
    (IND San Diego): NEWS@KUSI.COM
    (ABC San Diego):
    (FOX San Diego):
    (CW San Diego) :

    San Diego Union-Tribune:


    Posted by: CB | Sep 27, 2011 12:20:24 PM

  2. Typical Christian "lying in God's name" mentality. These people are all about the ends justifying the means. A rational person would stop and look at the fact that the only way they have of getting what they want is to lie about it, and realize that maybe what they want isn't what's right. Of course, these people aren't particularly rational.

    Posted by: LiamB | Sep 27, 2011 1:13:16 PM

  3. hmmmm...I wonder. Could we set up our own ironing boards and collect signatures for this repeal? We can set up ourselves right next to these people.

    Perhaps we can put up a whole bunch signs like Stop SB48 that would attract attention to the actual issue. And our activists can claim "Sign the petition to will be helping someone's child, maybe your own, to commit suicide. Your state needs your signature to ensure gay people kill themselves."

    Posted by: Jay | Sep 27, 2011 1:25:32 PM

  4. In Calif: If you see signature gatherers for repeal of FAIR Education Act, immediately call toll-free Decline to Sign Hotline 1-877-440-9585. They can send someone out to counter the lies.

    Posted by: Thom Watson | Sep 27, 2011 1:49:51 PM

  5. OMG! I'm sooo surprised!!!


    Straight out of the Prop 8 play book.
    Like they say, "if you can't beat them, SMEAR them".

    Keep it classy, religious wingnuts.

    Posted by: gayalltheway | Sep 27, 2011 2:13:20 PM

  6. The thing with these homophobes is, they actually think the lying is justified. Many of them even believe their own lies. They'll fabricate a fake study and hand out pamphlets full of junk "facts", but ultimately, as long as us gays are discriminated against, they couldn't care less. They hate gay people more than they believe in whatever religion they identify with or whatever principled moral positions they have. Everything is about targeting and bringing down gay people.

    This is something we can easily use against them. Highlight the fact these bigots are liars and actively promote hate against gays. Expose their smear campaign. That's the way we'll win this war with these evil individuals.

    Posted by: Francis | Sep 27, 2011 2:25:32 PM

  7. Our expert on the topic is away for a few days, so I can't confirm this, but I believe it is a criminal offense to mislead voters regarding the nature of a petition for a ballot measure. Normally they wait until the general election and then lie. There may be legal actions that can be taken here against this individual.

    Posted by: Storey Institute | Sep 27, 2011 2:52:01 PM

  8. We should be linking our campaign directly with the anti-bullying movement and the recent string of LGBT teenage suicides. They will say "it's about teaching gay sex in elementary school!" and we will counter with "No, it's about educating tolerance so that our children don't bully each other to death."

    We will expose their hatred.

    Posted by: Jollysocks | Sep 27, 2011 2:57:14 PM

  9. This kind of rhetorical strategy -- playing the pedo-bogy card -- will continue to happen, until the gay community makes a deliberate to OWN its boy-lovers and hold them ACCOUNTABLE. Until then, we look just as much like moral imbeciles as the Catholic Church does, with its failure to come to terms with their pedophilia scandal.
    When we dissociate from what the right calls "Child-Molesters," then the fear-image become powerful and effective. Look for more pedo-bogies to start flying around as the election approaches. It's the one card that's still effective, and as long as we DENY any connection to paederasty, we're vulnerable to it.

    Posted by: Didaskalos | Sep 27, 2011 3:34:10 PM

  10. To DIDASKALOS. I absolutely and vehemently deny any connection to paederasty, thank you very much! Where do you get the idea that the gay community must "OWN its boy-lovers and hold them ACCOUNTABLE"? Are you for real? I don't know any gay people who have even considered the idea of sex with children, and all the ones I do know would condemn it as readily as anyone else. Being gay is about seeking out other mutually consenting ADULTS. Paedophiles victimise children often of both sexes and it is more about power and control than the actual sex. As heterosexuals are in the majority, so too the majority of paedophiles are also more likely to class themselves as heterosexual.

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 27, 2011 4:47:19 PM

  11. Christian = Liars
    Christian = Haters
    Christian = Death of spirit.

    Satan and his followers are least is honest about their stance.

    Posted by: Art Voigt | Sep 27, 2011 9:34:12 PM

  12. "I don't know any gay people who have even considered the idea of sex with children, and all the ones I do know would condemn it as readily as anyone else. "

    Go back a few days and read some of the comments defending David Norris's condoning of pederasty and sexual assault.

    I don't believe that it's anything more than a lunatic fringe within the gay community, but there are those who would champion molestation as part of sexual freedom. We would do well to repudiate the descendants of NAMBLA, who resurrect amateurish notions of classical pederasty.

    Posted by: Nat | Sep 27, 2011 10:18:47 PM

  13. @Didaskalos:

    How can you draw a comparison between the Catholic Church (an organization) and gay people as a group? Organizations can throw out members who behave in ways that the organization disagrees with. The Catholic Church has done this time and time again by excommunicating members or removing them from official positions within the Church.
    How am I, as an individual gay man, somehow responsible for or have control over the reprehensible positions of NAMBLA? Who are the LGBT leaders who defend pedophiles? Is there a gay community services center that hosts NAMBLA meetings? Can you name a Gay Pride Committee somewhere that allows NAMBLA to march in our parades? I'm 26 and came out when I was 16 and I can tell you with all honesty that I have never met any gay man or lesbian who advocated pedophilia.

    Didaskalos, how do you suggest we "own" up to something we individually and collectively do not endorse nor have any control over?

    Posted by: Carlos | Sep 28, 2011 6:28:31 AM

  14. Scare Tactics has been the front runner for just about every anti-LGBT campaign since the very beginning of our LGBT Equality battles. They are not gonna stop and the worst part is the so called Christians are just as sinful as they are claiming us to be. The old saying goes those that accuse are most likely be the ones that are doing wrong in first place. We just have to continuously defend ourselves to the point where the vast majority knows the truth and that is all we can do.

    Posted by: Carrie | Nov 18, 2011 6:32:40 AM

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