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Friday, October 24, 2008

Ballot Measures and Moral Corruption

People in California, as well as those aware of current politics might be familiar with Proposition 8 on California’s ballot this November:


Proponents of this measure, (funded in large part by the Mormons, but we don’t have to get in to this yet), have been relying on lies and FUD to encourage people to vote for it. The measure not passing will not endanger the tax-exempt status of any church that refuses to perform same-sex marriages and will not require kindergarteners to learn that same-sex marriage is anything special. The measure not passing will certianly not cause any damage to marriage, which already has a high divorce rate in the United States. The only excuse for voting for 8 is bigotry and closed-mindedness. This is not the point of this post however.

The point is that the Yes on 8 crowd has reached a new low:

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Leaders of the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California made an offer to businesses that have given money to the state’s largest gay-rights group: Give us money or we’ll publicly identify you as opponents of traditional unions.

I am not quite certain when extortion became a family value, and when it was considered righteous, but there we have it. It’s important to note that this is direct from ProtectMarriage, the organization behind the misguided ballot measure. There are plenty of shennanigans being perpetrated by No on 8 folk – even including publishing the names of Yes on 8 folk, but to my knowledge, never contigent on getting a matching donation to avoid the publication.

If you have the inclination, consider donating to the No on Prop 8 people. Maybe you too can be extortioned. And if you are in California please vote no on 8 – because equality is best.

posted by neil at 1:51 pm
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