Tag: Proposition 8

Prop 8 Appeal to be Webcast: And Maggie Gallagher gets her panties in a bunch

gallagher in the crosshairs
gallagher in the crosshairs

Apparently Judge Vaughn has decided to webcast the proceedings of the Prop 8 appeal via the court’s YouTube channel.

Here’s the test of the system they’re using to switch off microphones or cameras if a witness doesn’t wish to be recorded:

And of course, Maggie “The Loathsome” Gallagher is already crying foul about it.

I’d like to pick apart a few things in Loathsome Gallagher’s article.

To deliberately and needlessly expose these people to a new wave of publicity and attacks by televising the trial is outrageous.

She need not worry. As evidenced in the above video, they can turn cameras and microphones on and off at will. So the bigots can remain under cover so to speak.

Prior to that quote above, Gallagher pulled this from the fun folks at the Heritage Foundation:

But this is no ordinary trial. This is a trial in a case where thousands of ordinary citizens have already faced a wave of hatred for participating in democracy. On Oct. 22, the Heritage Foundation released a report titled “The Price of Prop. 8,” which concluded that “supporters of Proposition 8 in California have been subjected to harassment, intimidation, vandalism, racial scapegoating, blacklisting, loss of employment, economic hardships, angry protests, violence, at least one death threat, and gross expressions of anti-religious bigotry.”

I must first make it clear, the people who supported such a discriminatory measure as Prop 8, or Question 1 in Maine, deserve my hatred, my ridicule and my scorn for they are bigots. It is one thing to personally dislike the fact that gay people can marry, it is entirely another when you sign your name to a petition, donate money, or allow usage of your visage in ads for the opposition.

Those who did the above acts need to understand then when one signs a petition or donates money, we all have the RIGHT to know that they did so. It’s all under the public records doctrine.

However I feel I must tell Loathsome Gallagher something: While your side suffers those slings and arrows, we gay people have experienced the exact same thing from bigots like you and your ilk. Regarding the death threat, I suspect that one is simply wishful thinking, a tempest in a teapot if you will, whereas we gay people have been murdered for even looking like we’re gay. When is the last time a religious bigot suffered that fate?

Maybe it’s because I surround myself with educated people. That’s right Maggie, educated. Your only claim to fame is that you’ve written as a family policy expert, I think Goebbels would be proud of you, repeat the same lie over and over again and it becomes the truth or at least so it is in your mind.

But so long as I’m around, I’m not going to let you get away with it.

Prop 8 – The Musical

You’ve got to check out this video, Prop 8 The Musical.

I was beaming while watching it. I don’t have much else to say about it since I think it is fairly clear where I stand on the issue of writing discrimination into a state constitution. I also think my views on the electorate at large are pretty well known too since I applaud the founders for making this a Representative Republic and not a true Democracy.

Bread and circuses (Panem et circenses)., that is what the founders feared when they wrote the U.S. Constitution. That is also why I feel that voter initiative circumvents the desires of the founders as well as tramples the rights of the minorities.

And that’s the other thing, the minorities. I’m hearing all over the web that black and Latino people overwhelmingly voted for Prop 8. Are they so stupid as to not realize that an initiative could also be used to deny them rights.

I justify that last paragraph with the moves to eliminate equal opportunity. It’s the same as denying gay people the right to marry.

Mark me as one who is tired of so called Christians, remember you John 8:7 “So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.”

I find John 8 to be very interesting. It illustrates to me the true vision of Christ that the Christians should embrace, not the mean and vindictive God of the Old Testament. But here I go again, all that Christian education and me the flaming atheist.