Thursday, November 06, 2008

Crazy 8

The Mormon Church, Focus on the Family, The Knights of Columbus and the American Family Association along with a bunch of other moronic bozos pumped forty million dollars into the airwaves of California to terrify people (about their children, mostly) into voting YES on Proposition 8.

Fuck them all.

During a civil rights fight, sometimes you have to behave like Martin Luther King Jr., and then sometimes, you gotta go full Malcolm X.

When I was in college I used to say, con motto, “I understand the fury of black people. If I was black, I’d be out of control with anger over being so oppressed. I’d wreak havoc.”

What I was really saying without realizing it was that I was a furious oppressed minority. But it was easier to see it as something outside of myself. For surely, a white guy at a nice college had no reason to be upset. But I was.

And I am.

To have those MMU’s, THE MISERABLE MORMONS OF UTAH, march into California to aid in getting the votes to add an amendment to our constitution to legally discriminate against gay couples is something that cannot be taken like a gentlemen. This now means war.

There is much hope. There is a law in California that states if the constitution is AMENDED, it can be done so by a simple majority referendum (which is ridiculous, but as we have seen, true). However, if the constitution is revised, which in this case it has been REVISED because it removes equal protection for certain citizens, then the only legal course for this REVISED CONSTITUTION action is through the legislature and NOT by referendum.

Legal teams friendly to the equal protection of gay people are moving forward using this tact to beat away this new REVISED constitution parading around as if it were solely an amendment. The response from the terrified religious right? “No fair! You can’t do that! That’s why we did all this and spent all this money! So you can never be heard from again!”

What do they think? The legal battle is over? Really? This will not end until gay marriage is legal in the State of California. I always remember a weird little story about a dog and a rabbit. The dog is running toward the rabbit because it wants to eat it. But the rabbit runs even faster away from the dog because it wants to live.

Gay people want to live. We will run faster and we will win. A hard rain is gonna fall on you, you wretched dogs, and you will go hungry.

My advice:

Miserable Mormons: Stay out of our state.

Knights of Columbus: Go choke on your sauce. Being of half Italian heritage, having even been given some strange awards by your organization in high school for having this boot blood, I once entered your strange hall and I immediately despised your creepy, moldy VFW stench and your peasant, backward parochialism. You make me embarrassed to be Italian. Stay out of our state.

Focus on the Family and The American Family Association: Your children, probably about ten percent of them, are gay. Gay as geese. Gay as ganders. Gay. How nice of you to discriminate against your own children, you vile ideologues. Stay out of our state.

Total war.

For the more than ten million voters who voted YES on proposition 8: You go to bed every night now, understanding that you have reduced your being. You are now smaller. And for this smallness, you will have less. When less comes your way, know that it is a physical manifestation of your decrease. So, when you are in pain due to your decrease, know that this pain was cause by your filling in the YES dot on the ballot card, along with the other small things you do every day that manifest your smallness, you small, scared beasts.

For the almost ten million voters who voted NO on proposition 8: Thank you. Thank you. I have met so many people, most of them straight people, who are as passionate as I am, even more so at times, about the equal rights of every human being in the great State of California. My neighbor still has his NO ON PROP 8 sign up on his lawn, next to a burning candle. It is a kind of vigil, I assume. Thank you, neighbor. Thank you, everyone. The numbers are closing in. It is tight. And soon, with legal action, and any other action we have at hand, we shall overcome.

And if I see any of you miserable Mormons crossing our state line again to spread your hatred, I am going to slap you fucking senseless with a recently used ten inch dildo.


Todd HellsKitchen said...

I think this will ultimately be settled by the Supreme Court... And if the timing is right, then hopefully Obama will have appointed a coupla new Justices by then... It's gonna happen!

Cheryl said...

My feelings about the passage of Prop. 8 reminded me that no matter how much I think I empathize with the battles of other minority groups, there's no substitute for really feeling something firsthand. Which is a reminder that I need to work harder and also listen harder on behalf of other groups.

I like the dog and rabbit analogy. It's the difference between hate and love. I was at an interfaith No On 8 forum last weekend, and the love and desire to connect and overcome was so powerful--at that moment I felt very strongly that no matter what happened with Prop. 8 (and I think you're right that it will be proven illegal), love is always more powerful than hate. Which is not to say that I'm not feeling some hate of my own right now....

Anonymous said...

The prop 8 news had me in a horrible funk all day yesterday. All the past injustices of my life, microscopic and huge, reared their ugly heads. This morning a friend shared your posting and it blew the blues away. It was great! I got to hitchhike your anger right up out of the doldrums and get back to a healthy place of knowing we will prevail. Thanks for the boost to my mental health.

Anonymous said...

right on - loved your righteous indignation - tone just right and just what I personally needed after such a bashing!!! Thx so much.

Prince Gomolvilas said...

You made me laugh. Thanks.

Rebecca Waring said...

I'm trying not to succumb to my own hatreds but it's hard. That Mormon couple I read about who spent 50k of their savings to fund the effort to pass this thing. This from people who practice polygamy and have sex with children! But I do agree with Cheryl that love is more powerful than hate and I think we are heading into a whole new era in that regard. Maybe this is just the last gasp of a dying breed.

libhom said...

Every religious group that meddled in Prop 8 should lose its tax exempt status.