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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-10-08 10:35 AM
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8. Political donations are made public and published by officials for a reason
Edited on Wed Dec-10-08 10:36 AM by bluedawg12
if individuals donated against the rights of their fellow human beings then, that fact that vote brings consequences.

Calling an economic boycott is not a blacklist. It is an economic tool used by the right wing to exert their political pressure.

As far as individuals, if some have quite their jobs because of grass roots complaints from citizens then they should have considered their anti-civil rights vote if they worked in jobs or industry that was gay dependent for business.

>>But what if that situation were reversed and Eckern were targeted because he opposed Proposition 8? Or because he was gay?<<

What if?? That "if" would be living in Oklahoma, or Georgia, or Kansas or any number of States where being gay, is actively discriminated against.

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  -Shunning businesses is one thing; intimidation crosses the line. cboy4  Dec-10-08 05:04 AM   #0 
  - It's sad when the editorial pages transform the haters into  cboy4   Dec-10-08 05:06 AM   #1 
  - Those poor bullied and discriminated upon straight bigots  LostinVA   Dec-10-08 05:08 AM   #2 
  - California Musical Theater  Bluenorthwest   Dec-10-08 08:05 AM   #3 
  - was he physically threatened? if not, it is OUR RIGHTFUL expression of our first amendment rights  lionesspriyanka   Dec-10-08 08:09 AM   #4 
  - Oh please. And on that note, I'm taking the afternoon off for "Day without Gay"  PelosiFan   Dec-10-08 09:18 AM   #5 
  - This makes no sense at all:  donco6   Dec-10-08 09:28 AM   #6 
  - The LA Times is owned by the Chicago Tribune (repuglican)  bluedawg12   Dec-10-08 10:38 AM   #9 
  - So...  WillBowden   Dec-10-08 09:46 AM   #7 
  - Political donations are made public and published by officials for a reason  bluedawg12   Dec-10-08 10:35 AM   #8 
  - The religious right has used boycott to fight against civil rights, where was the outrage?  bluedawg12   Dec-10-08 10:57 AM   #10 
  - I'm sure the paper had the same response with prohibitions on inter-racial marriages.  GodlessBiker   Dec-10-08 12:59 PM   #11 
  - Disagree with almost this entire editorial.  closeupready   Dec-10-08 01:40 PM   #12 
  - Oh, so they are "intimidated" by our lack of presence now, eh?  Jamastiene   Dec-10-08 03:13 PM   #13 
  - They keep thinking they are entitled to our spending power.  mondo joe   Dec-10-08 07:27 PM   #18 
  - Fuck them  mitchtv   Dec-10-08 03:16 PM   #14 
  - They're lucky there wasn't White Night/Stonewall/Compton's Cafeteria: the Sequel.  readmoreoften   Dec-10-08 03:26 PM   #15 
  - Ironically, the publisher of the LA Times is declaring bankruptcy...  AntiFascist   Dec-10-08 07:11 PM   #16 
  - Yup, they say the inter net is the death or news print media  bluedawg12   Dec-10-08 07:17 PM   #17 
  - So misguided (the editor, not you)... I'd even say downright ignorant.  nomorenomore08   Dec-10-08 07:34 PM   #19 

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