Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Why Homosexuals Need to Support Prop 8

Okay, "support" is probably too strong a word. Maybe "surrender" is more accurate.

The incidents involving Prop. 8 protesters (a.k.a. the “anti-voting crowd”) disrupting church services, allegedly sending fake anthrax letters, pressuring ideological opponents to quit their jobs, blaming the black vote, and trying to shut down businesses who donated to Prop. 8 supporters are now, hopefully, common knowledge.

Am I the only one who finds this ironic? Maybe even humorously so?

Let me just speak to the anti-Prop. 8 crowd, homosexuals and heterosexuals alike. (If any of them even read this, which I doubt, but just in case….)

Aside from the horrible PR you’ve given yourselves by harassing churches and church-goers, boycotting businesses and hurling racist epithets, do you realize that’s you’ve shot yourselves in the foot when it comes to your own civil rights?

Did you know that on the same day Prop. 8 passed, half a dozen pro-life measures failed by a vote of the people in the states they were introduced?

Where are the pro-life riots? Don’t cite some random clinic shooting from the distant past. Where are the pro-life rioters today? Where is the bile and hate being spewed by the pro-life crowd?

The fact is, we lost that one. We know it. We’ll try again. That’s how it works. That’s how America works.

You don’t get that. And you aren’t forward-thinking enough right now to care. Negating a vote of the people – twice – just because you don’t like it, devalues the vote itself. Including yours.

If you can get this referendum overturned, then what happens? When the next vote goes the way you want, what happens when the opposing school of thought gets THAT one overturned?

Guess what? You created the precedent allowing it.

I say this in love, but it’s time to suck it up and admit defeat in this battle. Thrashing around like a collective Tasmanian devil at everyone who disagrees with you won’t get you what you want. Or worse, if it does, it will come back to haunt you later.

4 comments:

bc said...

The California (kangaroo) courts may overturn the vote again and give these militant groups yet another victory after a ballot initiative went against them.

It's so bad that the state is already going after the Mormons since they were but one voting block responsible for Prop 8 ending up as it did.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i7Ee9lkE23iWetMMU1Vy5nxReXCgD94LNA7G0

Jamie said...

Good post and some great thoughts. Unfortunatley, even if you were able to talk to these people, I think they are so enraged and blinded by their hate that they wouldn't see the logic of what you are saying.

T.R. said...

Definitely...basic civil rights should not be guaranteed for everyone. Who do these people think they are? Thinking they can have access to health care like normal people. No way! Or have their loved ones visit them in the hospital - those rights are only guaranteed for special people like you.

JG said...

The fallacious nature of your comments being too obvious to point out, I'll merely direct you to this article:

http://www.latimes.com/news/la-me-lopez14-2008dec14,0,5418682,full.column

Don't preach about civil rights when you practice harassment.