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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Panic In Tupelo

It was supposed to be so easy.
Deny gays the right to be hitched. They'd lose, and they would crawl back in the holes the came from.....or in...depending.
Funny how things turned out. Gays are NOT being the obedient sodomites the Religious Wrong were hoping for. Thousands...possibly millions...took the streets on Saturday to protest proposition 8, a California constitutional amendment that stripped gays of the right to marry. On top of that, the NeoXians are not getting any help from the Republican Governor, who is supporting the gays' battle. Not to mention most of the state legislature and several communities.
And they're not finished. The next salvo is a "Day Without a Gay," asking gays, lesbians, transgenders, and bisexuals to forgo work for one day in protest.
As you can imagine, the H8ers are not to pleased.
Which brings me to this little bit from our No-Necked friend in Tupelo.
Form e-mail AFA's Donald Wildmon:

Dear Donald,

We have arrived at a most urgent time in history.

Some elected officials in California - the governor and a number of
legislators - have decided that the vote of the people means NOTHING.

Yes....when you pass a law that is pretty much illegal....

For reasons known only to them, they have indicated that they want the vote
of the people
concerning Proposition 8 overturned.
So here's some education for your neck-less ass.
According to KABC-TV Legal Analyst Dean Johnson the issue for the court to decide is whether Prop 8 amends the constitution or revises it.

"If it's an amendment then it can be ratified by a majority vote of the voters. If on the other hand prop 8 is a revision then it requires a much more elaborate procedure," said Johnson.
For starters, if the same-sex marriage ban is a revision of the constitution, the State Legislature would have to approve prop 8 by a two-thirds majority or call a constitutional convention.
And the question is Prop, a revision of the constitution, i.e. something so radical that it changes the very nature of the constitution.
This is Section One of the California Constitution:
SECTION 1. All people are by nature free and independent and have inalienable rights. Among these are enjoying and defending life and liberty, acquiring, possessing, and protecting property, and pursuing and obtaining safety, happiness, and privacy.
But, currently, Section 7.5 states:
SEC. 7.5. Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
It is clear that Section 7.5 either violates or revises the constitution.
And to revise it, it would have to go through the legislature, which the backers of P8 did not.
Rev. No-Neck continuuuuuuuues........
To date, 44 legislators as well as the governor are petitioning the California
Supreme Court to declare Proposition 8 unconstitutional. Although I fail to see
how something that is in the constitution can be unconstitutional, this is what
they are advocating nevertheless.
Because, pinhead, you did not follow procedure.

I have never-EVER-witnessed such blatant disdain from elected officials towards
a majority of their constituents as is the case concerning the sanctity of
Are we channeling Strother Martin, here, dude?

What we must do is to let our voices be heard-NOW.

I am not suggesting we should take to the streets as the marriage
opponents are currently doing. We must make our voices be heard directly by
every legislator in California - both in the Assembly and in the Senate - as
well as by the governor. We have voted on this issue-TWICE-and it is high time
the government of the people, by the people, and for the people be restored TO
the people.
Or else, what? Force the Governor to watch continued showings of "Jingle All the Way?"
You have used the same lame excuses that various and sundry bigots.....and you are bigots....have used to prop up slavery, miscegenation, segregation, and some of the current racism disguised as our lust for protecting our borders.
But not only that, as we have pointed out before, the campaign to pass P8 was built on lies and truth-bending. You knew damned well that the people of California would never take away a right, so you put fear in thier hearts.....fear that "homosexuality will be taught in the schools!" But ANY talk of marriage would come in comphrensive sex education which is (A) voluntary and (B) you probably oppose anyway.
What you are afraid of is the change that is coming. Along with the finacincial changes will come social and, yes, sexual changes. These changes will be as game-changing as those in the 50's and, as they were, these are inevitable.
And that includes the right for people to marry whoever they want.
You can stomp and moan and throw a tantrum all you wish. The flood that will overtake you will be as massive as that which destroyed the dinosaurs.
And you, Rev. Wildmon, are a dinosaur

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