yes on 8 resorts to extortion

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hZmLBrL36NObNyMR0ghXN7vB5hYwD940GN1G0

Leaders of the campaign to outlaw same-sex marriage in California made an offer to businesses that have given money to the state’s largest gay-rights group: Give us money or we’ll publicly identify you as opponents of traditional unions.

Certified letters from the group this week asked companies to withdraw their support of Equality California, a nonprofit organization that is helping lead the campaign against Proposition 8.

“Make a donation of a like amount to ProtectMarriage.com which will help us correct this error,” reads the letter. “Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. … The names of any companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to ProtectMarriage.com but have given to Equality California will be published.”

This is utter insanity. I love how they write, “it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage.” Uh yeah, fucking DUH. That’s typically what happens during elections: people donate to and vote for the things they support, and they do not donate to nor vote for the things they are against.

Why so desperate? There are more than enough feebleminded rubes who will be at the polls on November 4th, ready to radically alter the progression of civil rights based on a fable about a man and a woman in a garden with a talking snake. Perhaps Protect Marriage got wind of the $10 donation I made to Equality California on Tuesday.

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