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The Insane Rage of the Same-Sex Marriage Mob


Before Election Day, national media handwringers forged a wildly popular narrative: The right was, in the words of New York Times columnist Paul Krugman, gripped by "insane rage." Outbreaks of incivility (some real, but mostly imagined) were proof positive of the extremist takeover of the Republican Party. The cluck-cluckers and tut-tutters shook with fear.

But when the GOP took a beating on Nov. 4, no mass protests ensued; no nationwide boycotts erupted. Conservatives took their lumps and began the peaceful post-defeat process of self-flagellation, self-analysis and self-autopsy.

In fact, in the wake of campaign 2008 there's only one angry mob gripped by "insane rage": left-wing same-sex marriage activists incensed at their defeat in California. Voters there approved Proposition 8, a traditional marriage initiative, by 52 percent to 48 percent.

Instead of introspection and self-criticism, however, the sore losers who opposed Prop. 8 responded with threats, fists and blacklists.

That's right. Activists have published on the Internet an "Anti-Gay Blacklist" of Prop. 8 donors. If the tables were turned and Prop. 8 proponents created such an enemies list, everyone in Hollywood would be screaming "McCarthyism" faster than you could count to eight.

A Los Angeles restaurant whose manager made a small donation to the Prop. 8 campaign has been besieged nightly by hordes of protesters who have disrupted business, intimidated patrons and brought employees to tears. Out of fear for their jobs and their lives, workers at El Coyote Mexican Cafe pooled together $500 to pay off the bullies.

Scott Eckern, the beleaguered artistic director of California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, was forced to resign over his $1,000 donation to the Prop. 8 campaign. Rich Raddon, director of the Los Angeles Film Festival, is next on the chopping block after the anti-Prop. 8 mob discovered that he had also contributed to the "Yes on 8" campaign. Calls have been pouring in for his firing.

Over the last two weeks, anti-Prop.

8 organizers have targeted Mormon, Catholic and evangelical churches. Sentiments like this one, found on the anti-Prop.8 website "JoeMyGod," are common across the left-wing blogosphere: "Burn their f—-ing churches to the ground, and then tax the charred timbers."

Thousands of gay-rights demonstrators stood in front of the Mormon temple in Los Angeles shouting "Mormon scum." The Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City received threatening letters containing an unidentified powder. Religion-bashing protesters filled with hate decried the "hate" at Rick Warren's Saddleback Church in Orange County, Calif. Vandals defaced the Calvary Chapel in Chino Hills, Calif., because church members had collected Prop. 8 petitions. One worshiper's car was keyed with the slogans "Gay sex is love" and "SEX." Another car's antenna and windshield wipers were broken.

In Carlsbad, Calif., a man was charged with punching his elderly neighbors over their pro-Prop. 8 signs. In Palm Springs, Calif., a videographer filmed unhinged anti-Prop. 8 marchers who yanked a large cross from the hands of 69-year-old Phyllis Burgess and stomped on it.

In San Francisco, Christians evangelizing in the Castro District needed police protection after the same-sex marriage mob got physical and hounded them off the streets. Enthusiastically shooting themselves in the foot, anti-Prop. 8 boycotters are now going after the left-wing Sundance Film Festival because it does business in Mormon-friendly Utah.

Also targeted: Cinemark Theaters across the country. The company's CEO, Alan Stock, donated just under $10,000 to the traditional marriage measure. Never mind that Cinemark theaters are hosting the new biopic about gay icon Harvey Milk. They must pay for the sins of the company head who dared to exercise his political free speech.

Corporate honchos, church leaders and small donors alike are in the same-sex marriage mob's crosshairs, all unfairly demonized as hate-filled bigots by bona fide hate-filled bigots who have abandoned decency in pursuit of "equal rights." One wonders where Barack Obama — himself an opponent of Proposition 8 — is as this insane rage rages on. Soul-Fixer, Nation-Healer, where art thou?

Michelle Malkin is author of "Unhinged: Exposing Liberals Gone Wild." Her e-mail address is



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I am not gay; I do not donate to either churches or causes trying to meddle in other people's lives (oops, sorry about the redundancy). The only harm I see in all this caterwauling is that we all are financially diminished. The two main players in this drama are economically dysfunctional, lawyers do not produce anything and churches do not pay taxes.
Comment: #1
Posted by: Michael L. Hauschild
Wed Nov 19, 2008 5:13 AM
Here's the deal: the sodomites are trying to make their phony name for heterosexuals a reality. Since there was no such thing as "homophobia", they are attempting to scare people through intimidation. What do you expect from haters of God?
Comment: #2
Posted by: Juanito Verde
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:24 AM
Violently "acting out" only shows the true nature of the "peace, love, dove" group, and the real harm which comes from the gay-rights, same sex, down with prop8 folks, shall be the ultimate and eventual perversion and loss of an institution which has been in place since Biblical times. That's too bad, so sad. But rest assured, with Bo in the WH (which will surprise me if it does not become known as something other than the White House!) change is exactly what is coming to America. The people demonstrated for it, they demanded it, they voted for it, I hope they're ready to accept it! All of it!! I am not a "man of God" and if a homosexual approached me with what I "thought" was an intent to harm me over an issue, he/she/it will be dealt with from an extreme predjudice.
Oh yeah, I'm not gay, and while I disagree with some policies within the Church, like turning the other cheek. I DO support God and His will. What happened to can't we all just Kumbaya?
Comment: #3
Posted by: bill s
Wed Nov 19, 2008 6:46 AM
How long are we going to put up with the hatred of the hetrophobics? Please notice that the hetrophobes have not gone near any mosques, because they know what will happen. One has to remember that if your enemy hates you and you are ambivalent to them. They will win.
Comment: #4
Posted by: Steven Anthony
Wed Nov 19, 2008 12:42 PM
Ma'am; I have said it before, and I will say it for you... The denial of equal rights is an abuse of majority rule... This country has got to work for us all, and I am certain that if you think long and hard about it you might find some examples of how the government defends your rights...Now, I realize it took an amendment to the constitution to give women the right to vote... That was wrong too... If government demands responsibility it should also extend and defend equal rights... Do they??? I don't think so... Ask a man on the street if he has any protection from illegal search and siezure... It does not matter what the constitution says... If the government defends the right for people in their property and does not defend the right for people in their shoes then it is unequal protection under the law... Since it is the government that must be compelled to do what the constitution charges them to do; good luck getting your rights.... You in your shoes may pay more than some rich guy in taxes, and certainly more of considered against disposable income. But think of paying the same as any other person in your community, and having them deny you equality... Would I be angry??? Sure... It really takes more than a majority vote to deny rights... It takes some obvious harm coming from the claimed right and that simply cannot be shown with homosexuals wanting to marry... You know, churches get special treatment, and so does the press, and in fact, property gets a lot of privilages, and these are institutions having a greater than equal relation to society... But to deny equality to human beings, fellow citizens who have every right to expect equality and demand it, is both wrong and stupid, because when you exclude, and make some one second class, you make them enemies, and we all need friends... It is foolish to think we can do without these people... Maybe we can, and maybe we cannot... Societies have often found they divided themselves for some stupid reason just when they needed their unity...Look at hitler... After the first initial successes of the second world war, he thought he could clean all the Jews out.....The hitler youth was interested in building brawn instead of brains, so there was a huge drain of engineers and scientists that was never appreciated or compensated for...To me; we cannot legally, nor justly deny the homosexuals their rights, and it is counterproductive right across the board, because the society that should benefit everyone needs the contribution of every one... We have fought for unity, and many have died for unity; so are we willing to concede equality to have unity??? Does anyone believe they can deny blacks equality with a majority vote, or deny women equality with a majority??? It is the same thing, but gays are just a smaller minority.... Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #5
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:48 PM
Re: bill s;...What do you have in mind Bill??? You call them violent, and say you disagree with turning the other cheek??? What church has that ever been the policy of??? Wouldn't that have been the advice of Jesus, that he himself followed??? Now; you decry the ultimate perversion of an institution, in place since Biblical times....Again, what do you have in mind, because the form we call Christianity has often changed, and never been represented by a single institution... But there have always been homosexuals, and why; since they have often been treated with hate and aversion...If homosexuals can be violent, they are no different from all people who can be violent, but when you, and I do mean YOU, justify a violent response in advance of any actual reason to be violent, it shows you to be violent... The last alternative should always remain last, even in our thoughts... Now, a few people have pushed their weight around, and some may have done illegal acts... If they are against the law, then there is a remedy... What is the remedy when slightly over half the population can deny equality to any group??? Does that not endanger your equality as much as the poor gay??? Now, generally I would say your racial and sexual prejudice are showing, and that may be acceptible where you live, and you may feel encouraged by people Like Michelle Malkin... Try to consider this fact... Of two articles by Creators. com, the same identical events were illustrated as indicating the lawlessness of a whole group... It tells me there was little lawlessness... Prop 8 made outlaws of a whole group simply by denying the whole protection of law... They do not seem, on the whole, to be acting outside of the law... If people do not like gays denying equality to strates where they are in the majority, they should extend equality... Homosexuals are just people, not better nor worse, and no threat... Violence, on the whole is a much greater danger to the institutions of society than homosexuality... And; if change is coming to America, let us hope it is with people changing institutions rather than institutions trying to change people... Think only of yourself, and what institution could possibly change you, no matter what pain it caused you trying... People do not change...People do change their institutions, or form new ones...Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #6
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:53 AM
Ma'am;.... Let me tell you how rotten I am... I confess that I engage with people, sick people, deformed people, and injured people... I am certain I embarrass my family by doing what most mothers tell their children not to do... I ask: What happened to your arm.... Why is your body all messed up... You were hit by a truck and flew a hundred and fifty feet??? Didn't you know people aren't supposed to fly???Mothers turn the curious, frightened eyes of their children away from the deformed, the mad, and the injured... But, I am different because I was always around illness, or rather, the disaster illness left on a body, crippled, malformed, wasted; and I confess it left me with an institutional neurosis, and that is a fancy name for sick too... I in my sickness am hypersensitive to the loneliness of the Ill... Because I know, that some thing in human beings expects the fairness of an all seeing god, and an all knowing fate, and we think we deserve our good health, and so, others to must deserve the wrong done to them by fate, and that, illness is some cosmic judgement visited upon all at some time, or another.... It is hogwash... What can a child have done to be born maimed??? It just happens... Good people, some times, get caught in souless machines that gnaw on a limb, until something gives, and the person breaks free... It just happens....So I engage because I recognize that in their outer injury, they are no more injured by life than myself... But I try to caution my children, to be care full of how they engage...You do not judge a person defective because they have a defective body, and while it is not hard to feel pity, that to demonstrate pity is a curse...Show no pity... As hard as it is to not judge people, that is what we must do, because not everything that happens to people is the result of a moral choice... And it may be a small thing, but I assure you that people have looked at Black people as having been guilty in some sense, and as punished by being born black, so that contumely could be piled on them for a crime they did not commit... We can justify our injustice so long as we can frame the victim as guilty, and yet; who are we to judge??? I would rather my children say to a black person: Why are you black??? I think you are so cool, and I could like you for a friend if you were not born black instead of white because being black must somehow be deserved... Iwould rather that come out of their heads, if it were the truth of their thoughts than for them to bother about a person's choice of clothing... And the reason is simple: Clothing might be seen as a true moral choice, and for that choice; people are criticized.... But the fact is, that the way we dress while seeming to be a simple moral choice, may not be, and the whole sitution may be far more complex, and yet, to judge someone on a appearant moral choice, is to judge them evil, or at least, wrong.... The injured we can see as suffering as guilty, but those we see as immoral we can see as causing us suffering with their immorality... We condemn them, because they offend us... Now, if you have troubled to follow me thus far...Do you tthink homosexuality is a choice, a moral choice??? Is that why you are so offended by a few people seeming to act out of bounds socially in the wake of a divisive election??? -That, it is illegality based upon immorality... Because it is more hogwash...We have always had our homosexuals, and we have always had our mad people, and it is safe to say that certain conditions suffered by the mothers during pregnancy have some effect on the future condition of their children, and I have heard of two studies following children born after bombing in Germany, and starvation in Holland, and there is enough to suggest that homosexuality is no more a moral choice than is schizophrenia... And I am not classifying homosexuality as an illness either, as I would not classify a deformation at birth that leaves a person otherwise healthy, as illness... The disease of homosexuality is in the reaction to it, in trying to cover it up, punish it, or drive it from our midst... THAT is a moral choice, and a bad one, while being a homosexual is no choice at all... People do not choose to be born black, or women, or homosexual, and if no evil can be associated with homosexuality as a condition universal to mankind, then we have no right to punish them, or to deny them equality...Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #7
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Thu Nov 20, 2008 6:12 AM
Re: Juanito Verde; ... What I expect from haters of God, is hatred of human kind... Who knows if homosexuals can love???Who knows if you can love??? I am still trying to prove I am capable of love, and by loving to prove such a thing as love exists even though love, as a moral reality is no more provable than God as a moral reality... I expect, if I can love, it is because God has given me that ability, and the caring and understanding that comes with it... I take a lesson from the Gospels that it is not harder to heal the sick than to forgive them their sins, and if sins they have, then for that reason they are not alone, and if I can forgive them, then perhaps I can forgive myself...Thanks...Sweeney
Comment: #8
Posted by: James A, Sweeney
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:59 AM
Oh, oh, oh, the violent gays. Everybody knows they are waiting in dark corners ready to attack. It was inevitable that this garbage would be peddled some day by the right wing, because you pathetic, phony hate mongers specialize so exclusively in advertising chicken crap as chicken soup. Go and take a look at the criminal statistics on hate crimes against gays and compare them to this BS you are whining about now. Then we can talk. But you won't. Information is not what you are about.
Comment: #9
Posted by: Masako
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:00 PM
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