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Monday, November 3, 2008

The Forces of Dimness

posted by on November 3 at 15:10 PM


Gay journalist Rex Wockner deserves the Purple Heart for attending a large “Yes on Prop 8” rally held at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium this weekend. (Although it wasn’t anywhere near as large as backers claimed.) You can read Wockner’s thoughts and check out his photos at his blog. But here’s the takeaway:

Lots of words came into my head during my hours there: Cultlike. Brainwashing. Frenzied. Frightening. Depressing. But, interestingly, there wasn’t really any hate on display. They seemed to just want to “save” marriage. And, as for the homosexuals, they love us, they pray for us, they want us to be set free from sin and demons….

Instead of explaining what it is that gays are going to do that will harm marriage, they talk about schools indoctrinating children and about churches losing their freedom-of-religion rights. Neither of these fears is reality-based, according to the state superintendent of public instruction, constitutional-law experts, and, well, according to just about everyone except the folks pushing Prop 8, which, if voters pass it Nov. 4, will amend California’s constitution to re-ban same-sex marriage, negating the California Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

It’s called “bearing false witness,” and it’s a sin—one of the biggies, right there in the Ten Commandments and everything. Unlike, you know, biblical condemnations of homosexuality.

Speaking of cultlike: What the hell is going on in this picture? Why is everyone on their knees, foreheads pressed to the ground? Did a bad case of Islam break out at the Christers’ anti-gay rally or what?

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It is called "Assuming the position for Jesus".

Posted by inkweary | November 3, 2008 3:28 PM

Maybe they all simultaneously dropped their rosaries?

Posted by COMTE | November 3, 2008 3:30 PM

WTF with the tatooed hipster dork in the pink shirt & porkpie?

have fundies coopting rock culture finally ruined tatoos & piercings for you modern primitives yet?

Posted by max solomon | November 3, 2008 3:35 PM

wait - is that rex wockner? never mind...

Posted by max solomon | November 3, 2008 3:36 PM

i guess it really was a christian hipster. complete with ear plugs.

Posted by max solomon | November 3, 2008 3:37 PM

Having spent so long with their heads shoved up their own asses, they are now attempting to shove them up the asses of their neighbors. Do unto others, and all.

Posted by Julie in Chicago | November 3, 2008 3:38 PM

God is offering free prostate screening to the faithful.

Posted by Fnarf | November 3, 2008 3:42 PM

A blurb from Elizabeth Hasselback came on and shattered eardrums-- they've all fallen to the ground due to a loss of equilibrium.

Posted by AJ | November 3, 2008 3:43 PM

Some Christians pray like that sometimes as a sign of obedience to god. Mostly "Charismatic Evangelicals" I think.

Posted by marie antoinette | November 3, 2008 3:44 PM

I would have more respect for theses assholes if they would just say what they mean. It's not just gay marriage they want illegal. They want to go back to a time when being gay was illegal.

Posted by elswinger | November 3, 2008 3:44 PM

I find it so depressing that this took place in my hometown. However, I am impressed by (republican) San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders standing up against these very people. At the same time this hateful 12 hour vigil was taking place, Sanders was at a no on 8 rally.

Posted by sarah d | November 3, 2008 3:56 PM

It would be so much more newsworthy if Mothra had attacked them.

Posted by Yeek | November 3, 2008 4:08 PM

"have fundies coopting rock culture finally ruined tatoos & piercings for you modern primitives yet?"

Tattoos and Piercings have been "ruined" since 1989 or so. Since then, the only people who got them were the dumbasses who follow any stupid trend, and people with severe body image issues.

Posted by Tatto You | November 3, 2008 4:13 PM

What are they going to say about God when he gives them gay marriage and President Obama tomorrow?

Posted by wow | November 3, 2008 4:50 PM

1) Not only are they all bowing towards Dobson, but there was some 40 day fasting thing going on as well. Ramadan-esque, no?

2) That Tony Perkins fellow sets my gaydar ablaze.

Posted by dwight moody | November 3, 2008 5:19 PM

Won't the California Supreme Court be called in again? To decide if "Equal Protection" means *nobody* can get married if gays are prohibited?

Geez, I hope so.

Back when I was not yet 'unborn', on High Mass Holy Days, all the servers had to prostrate themselves. It would drive fantasies for a full week...

Posted by Ayden/VA | November 3, 2008 8:22 PM

As a resident of San Diego and occasional resident of Seattle, I apologize to all of you.
(For the Record: I voted Against 8)

Posted by San Diego Resident | November 4, 2008 12:27 AM

That reminds me of the after party at the Westminister Kennel Dog Show.

Posted by Jay Severin Has A Small Pen1s | November 4, 2008 9:02 AM

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