2008 The Forces of Dimness
posted by November 3 at 15:10 PMon
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?