In November 1987, two Gay Activists penned an article published in a Gay Magazine titled THE OVERHAULING OF STRAIGHT AMERICA, which was essentially the outline of “a propaganda campaign to confuse and deceive the American people about their objectives.”
Tactics mentioned include “intimidation, lies, and fear to silence opposition.”
Nowhere is then seen any better than in California after passage of their Proposition 8, overturning the legislative action allowing same-sex marriage in that state.
It can also be seen quite vividly today in Washington State as a measure allowing Domestic Partnerships legal standing, laughably referred to as “Everything but marriage,” faces a challenge from Washington States Citizens.
Almost immediately after the bill was signed into law by Liberal Democrat Governor Christine Gregoire, efforts to launch a citizen initiative against the law was launched as Referendum 71, a petition drive to place a measure on the November 2009 ballot to overturn Washington’s legislatively passed Domestic Partnership Bill.
In spite of a campaign by pro-gay activists in opposition to the petition drive, enough signatures were gathered to have the initiative placed on the ballot, angering those same Gay Activists who have launched their own effort at voter intimidation by demanding they be given the names and addresses of all who signed the petition for public dissemination on a searchable site they would place on the internet. They do this under Washington States Public Disclosure Law and would be on web sites known as Knowtheyneighbor.org and Whosigned.org.
Their intent is an obvious call for harassment and intimidation of more influential people or business owners who signed the petition even though they attempt to mask their effort as a means to “Provide Washington State Voters with a way to check that the public record of their advocacy is correct.”
Can’t we already do that through the Secretary of State?
Their tactic is very reminiscent of what we saw in 2006 when a pro-gay blogger ‘outed’ former Republican Representative from Florida, Mark Foley, vowing to target more who “support anti-gay activities.” In other words, Gays who do not walk lock step with the Gay Activists.
Yesterday, November 29, a Federal Judge in Tacoma granted the request for a temporary restraining order against such release of the signature names and addresses, further angering Gay Activists, as can be seen by many comments left at the article and by a Bellingham resident’s call of “It Is Time to use Violence Against Property .”
Signers are referred to as “bigots,” “KKK members,” “cowards” and you name it. As can be expected, as soon as reference is made to their tactic possibly resulting in a “Krystallnacht” type event against citizens, cries of homophobia and “whoever first mentions Nazi’s in an argument automatically loses the argument” is heard from the heterophobic Gay Activists.
One is left to ponder, should the measure pass muster and be approved in the ballot, will these same heterophobes demand they be given the names and addresses of who voted for its passage, also to be placed on an internet searchable site? Have we come this close to denying citizens their right to anonymity under the secret ballot, thereby guaranteeing voters the freedom to vote their conscience without fear of intimidation or retribution?
Are the heterophobes so afraid of due process that they cannot launch a campaign to try and convince voters to vote down R-71 and instead encourage intimidation and harassment?
Can you imagine the outrage from Gay Activists should backers of California’s Proposition 8 demand the names and addresses of all who sign the petition against Proposition 8 to be made available for public scrutiny on a searchable internet site?
The authors of “The Overhauling of Straight America” said in their article,
“First let the camel get his nose inside the tent—only later his unsightly derriere!”
Not only is the camels nose inside our tent, we are now seeing its “unsightly derriere.”