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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:32 AM
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ACTION ALERT: National Day of protest against Prop. 8
This site lists protest locations for each state. The date is THIS SATURDAY. I don't have to tell DUers that Prop. 8 goes WAY beyond California. Please join us if you can

http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/?t=anon

Mods: If we could keep this in GD instead of moving it to a forum most people don't visit, I'd appreciate it.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:35 AM
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1. Could we keep this kicked for awhile?
Thanks!
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 09:21 AM
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23. Kick....! n/t
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:36 AM
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2. Protest against Prop. 8. Glad to hear there is pushing back
against this discrimination.
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HelenWheels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:36 AM
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3. I can't get to Milwaukee, WI on Saturday
Edited on Tue Nov-11-08 07:38 AM by HelenWheels
is there something else I can do?

I'm attending a wedding that day, ironic isn't it, while it's a male/female wedding I believe they are supporters of marriage for all adult couples.

Edit: This is goddess40, I forgot to sign out of my mom's name and into mine. Although she is also a supporter.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:39 AM
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4. I'm sure donations are always welcome but if you could
lend your voice and body to the protest, MAYBE the MSM will pick it up. The haters need to see the backlash that is coming their way.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:41 AM
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5. Oh, crap... my father is going to be visiting that day.
Well, I'll see if we can stop by and grab some brochures at least.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:48 AM
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8. Fear not.
There will be others. This is NOT going away.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:43 AM
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6. Ked & Red.......
:kick:


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rosesaylavee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:47 AM
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7. K & R
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:49 AM
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9. Here's an important suggestion for anyone protesting
Bring crosses -- big ones. You can paint stuff on them like "Do not crucify gay people on a cross of hate" or stuff like that. Why?

We had a demo in Palm Springs on the Friday after the vote. It was right after the election, people were hurt and a lot of them upset and angry.

Some idiot woman, claiming she was "expressing her religious beliefs" charged into the crowd carrying a huge styrofoam cross. Some of the protestors grabbed the cross and broke it up. They shouldn't have done that, but they were pretty emotional.

Now, the cops are trying to pressure the woman into pressing charges and the fundie nuts in town are trying to get the police to classify this as a hate crime.

We need to take their own symbols away from them. If there are demos all over the country, you can be sure the fundies will show up with their crosses. If we are carrying them too, it takes away any effect they have, including attracting the attention of the TV cameras.

Just a suggestion from an old '60s radical.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:53 AM
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10. The fundies here in Mass. have a big, orange Helium balloon that says "Jesus is Lord."
Edited on Tue Nov-11-08 07:53 AM by IanDB1
Maybe we need a giant Helium balloon of our own.

Or a b.b. gun.

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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 11:02 AM
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29. Definitely get a helium balloon of your own, which says
"Jesus is a helium balloon"
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:59 AM
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12. Another 60's radical here.
Some other suggestions for a cross:

"Hate is not a family value."

"Right now three things remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love."
1 Corintheans 13:13

Off the top of my head . . .
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nichomachus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:07 AM
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14. Don't forget
"Marriage is a civil contract." --Brigham Young
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:23 AM
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18. Ooohhhh! Good one!
n/t
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Maat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 10:57 AM
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28. Actually, that's how the code (family law section) begins in California ...
"Marriage is a civil contract."

I wish I could get that through these idiots' heads.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 12:27 PM
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30. Ezekiel 4:12
And thou shalt eat it as barley cakes, and thou shalt bake it with dung that cometh out of man, in their sight.
http://www.skepticsannotatedbible.com/ezek/4.html
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OnionPatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:14 AM
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15. Maybe you can say
If God forgives you for eating shellfish, He will forgive me for being gay. :shrug:
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carlyhippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:58 AM
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11. K&R
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:06 AM
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13. Another kick
It's only 6:05 am here in CA so I'm guessing most people aren't up yet. If you care about this issue, I ask that you keep this kicked so as many people as possible from DU can participate in the protests.
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:19 AM
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16. . I wish people wouldn't only give facebook links. I don't belong
and would like to find out what's happening in Fort Lauderdale. Oh well, I guess I'll just show up.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:21 AM
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17. Here you go.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

City Hall: 100 N. Andrews Avenue

at 1:30
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:39 AM
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20. Yes, thank you. I just wondered if there was any other info
when the facebook link is followed. I guess the most important part is the location and time. Again, thanks. Oh, K/R.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:42 AM
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21. I'm not on facebook either so
I feel your pain. :-) Thanks for the K & R. I'm surprised and disappointed this keeps sinking as fast as it is.
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Le Taz Hot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:36 AM
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19. Last kick from the OP.
After all the Prop. 8 rhetoric on DU, I can't believe *I'm* having to do this. :shrug:
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Maven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 09:07 AM
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22. Kick
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 09:44 AM
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24. Big Ole K & R !!!
:bounce: :kick: :bounce:

:patriot:
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Change has come Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 09:53 AM
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25. Kick
:kick:
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greeneyedboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 10:51 AM
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26. K&R. This isn't over. We are done waiting for equality. n/t
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123infinity Donating Member (276 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 10:52 AM
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27. Thanks!
...
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funkybug Donating Member (59 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 01:41 PM
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31. I'll be there Saturday in Orlando
IF I can scrape up enough money for signs, mine will say:

"Yes WE Can"
*what part of "WE" did you not understand?**

My daughter's sign will say
"Love Your Neighbor"
**unless she's gay**
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 02:00 PM
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32. K&R, this looks like it will be big! n/t
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anigbrowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 02:16 PM
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33. It's a pity there wasn't this level of activity before the election
Although the campaign against Prop 8 put in a great deal of effort, I didn't see a whole lot in the way of public support for it, outside of the fundraisers I attended.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 05:18 PM
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36. Blame and bait. Why would people protest something that hadn't been taken away?
Bizarre assumption.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:49 PM
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43. Many thought it was not conceivable that with the large Democratic turnout
that it would pass.
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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 02:55 PM
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34. For what it is worth...
Blurb and link are headlined over at World News Trust. I can do that. I be the web weenie. ;-)
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emlev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 03:58 PM
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35. Please respond to my thread over at JoinTheImpact
Edited on Tue Nov-11-08 04:08 PM by emlev
Thanks for the link to this site. I joined and posted a thread there just now. Would appreciate some help keeping it visible, because for it to be useful it needs to be seen by a lot of people.

Here's my thread over there.


Photo can be found at http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2236953113_5d4ff21b... .





Edited to add image.
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bluedawg12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 05:30 PM
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37. K&R
Thanks.
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Ladyhawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 06:01 PM
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38. I'm often ill and probably can't go, but I'm with you on this.
I'm rather pissed at my fellow Californians. I can't believe California voted for this...maybe the wingnuts in my neck of the woods, but not the urban centers.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 06:04 PM
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39. Don't ask me to kick this.......oops. jk nm
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bear425 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 06:38 PM
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40. Evening kicky. n/t
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MountainLaurel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:03 PM
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41. New Orleans protest
Saturday, November 15, 2008
12:30pm - 3:30pm
New Orleans City Hall
1300 Perdido St.
New Orleans, LA

Hope to see you there!
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 07:25 PM
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42. I'll be going to one here in NC
Hope everyone else can make it to one near them. I'm not gay myself - but this is a civil rights issue without doubt and I hope everyone straight and gay will come out and support equal rights for our GLBT brothers and sisters. :hippie:
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RedLetterRev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:06 PM
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44. Kick!
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RedLetterRev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-11-08 08:48 PM
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45. Update (and another kick)
My partner and I have decided to attend a demo in NC. Hope to see some Triad DUers. I'll be the one in the funny collar making fundy heads explode :)

BTW, I really like the suggestion of I Cor 13:13. I'm gonna run with that one. Thanks!
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FreeState Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 02:20 AM
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46. I'll be there in San Diego n/t
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veness Donating Member (251 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 03:40 AM
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47. Kick! n/t
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 04:27 AM
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48. kick
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 07:43 AM
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49. Kick. I'll be there in Minneapolis. n/t
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greguganus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 08:36 AM
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50. I read about a church in Lansing, MI that was disrupted during the service.
I would think entering a church to protest would hurt the cause for equal rights. Interested in any responses.

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/article/20081112/NEW...
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