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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:16 PM
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Explosive evidence exposes Prop 8 campaign
Source: Courage Campaign

During the fall of 2008 and again in 2009 in Maine the forces behind Proposition 8 ran a very slick and clever campaign that emphasized protecting marriage and protecting children. They deliberately left it unclear just what was being protected against, assuming that voters would know to fill in the blanks. Prop 8 backers did a good job of keeping a tight lid on their own true beliefs, making their own position seem less discriminatory and less radical than it actually is.

That all changed this morning in the trial courtroom, as explosive Yes on 8 campaign videos and documents were introduced into evidence. One of the videos was of a campaign rally from 2008 paid for and simulcast by ProtectMarriage.com that shows what they really believe. As reported to us by Yusef Robb of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and shown at the trial today, the video included the following stunning quotes:

Then pedophiles would have to be allowed to marry 6-7-8 year olds. The man from Massachusetts who petitioned to marry his horse after marriage was instituted in Massachusetts. Hed have to be allowed to do so. Mothers and sons, sisters and brothers, any, any combination would have to be allowed.

Of course, no such marriages were allowed in Massachusetts, or any other state where same-sex marriage is legal.

Read more: http://prop8trialtracker.com/2010/01/25/explosive-evide...
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Smashcut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:41 PM
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1. Sick, sick people.
In the words of Ellen DeGeneres, "These people scare me and they think we're weird."
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 05:52 PM
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2. Now you know why SCOTUS blocked the court from puting video of the trial on YouTube
we can't have people see what homophobic bigotry is really like, now, can we? :sarcasm:
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 06:30 PM
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3. Disgusting? Yes - Effective? You Betcha
The anti-gay-marriage ads last fall in Maine were bald-faced lies - and the out-of-state churches that funded them did not want there identities revealed.

...and they are trying to change Maine election laws so they can remain anonymous.

I hope the CA trial exposes them for what they are...

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ck4829 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 07:17 AM
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4. Kick
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