Main | Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Stolen Yard Signs: Worse Than Murder

In response to the attempt to televise Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, Tony Perkins' Family Research Council has issued a typically bombastic press release citing 16 pages of harassment Christians suffered at the hands of same-sex marriage proponents during the 2008 Prop 8 campaign. But after complaining about boycotts, stolen yard signs, and egged cars, they make zero mention of the Christianity-fueled anti-gay incidents that occur every day of every year, including non-Prop 8 years. Because Christianist privilege means stolen yards signs trump beatings, bashings, and murder every time. Via press release:
This isn't a question of whether conservatives will face harassment but how much. After all, this is a state where militant homosexuals have a long rap sheet of " harassment, intimidation, vandalism, racial scapegoating, blacklisting, angry protests, violence...death threats, and gross expressions of anti-religious bigotry" against locals who vote or donate to pro-marriage causes. In truth, the only video this court should allow are security cameras outside the defendants' homes. Maybe then the country could see what these "agents of tolerance" are really capable of.
FACT: According to the FBI, during 2008, the year of Prop 8, there were 1617 hate crimes committed against LGBT persons. A similar number of hate crimes were categorized as being motivated by religion. The victims in almost every one of those attacks were Jews and Muslims. Now ask yourself, what do gays, Jews, and Muslims all have in common??? The Family Research Council knows.

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