I saw this Inquisitr headline:
Proposition 8 protest turns nasty, African Americans targeted
I'll admit that my initial reaction (based on reading the headline alone) was WHAT? The headline makes it sound like it's OK to single out theists to supported Proposition 8, but if you single out people based on race rather than religious belief, then THAT'S crossing the line.
However, that isn't really what the meat of the article was saying. It wasn't crossing the line to target African Americans - although there's a danger, just as there's a danger in targeting ANY group - that you target people who shouldn't be targeted.
No, the sticking point, or the "nasty" point in this issue (as originally reported by Rod 2.0 Beta) was the WAY in which the African Americans were targeted:
A number of Rod 2.0 and Jasmyne Cannick readers report being subjected to taunts, threats and racist abuse at [the 6 November] marriage equality rally in Los Angeles.
There's then a quote from Geoffrey, who happens to be black and gay (which puts him within the 30% of blacks that opposed Prop 8):
It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks. YOU NIGGER, one man shouted at men. If your people want to call me a FAGGOT, I will call you a nigger. Someone else said same thing to me on the next block near the temple...me and my friend were walking, he is also gay but Korean, and a young WeHo clone said after last night the niggers better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was BEST for them.
A. Ronald, another gay black, ran into some generalization:
his was stupid for them to single us out because we were carrying those blue NO ON PROP 8 signs! I pointed that out and the one of the older men said it didn't matter because "most black people hated gays...."
Check the post for other examples of epithets hurled at blacks, people condemning the practice of name-calling...
...and some condemnation of the religious right.
And remember that it's wrong to hurl epithets at people of color, and it's also wrong to hurl epithets at people of religious belief.
Or is it?
You are a sociopathic eight-year-old boy relishing in the perverse delight of pulling the wings off flies, and in holding a magnifying glass over an ant in the summer sun.
The Bigamist Cult must pay.
Can someone in CA please go burn down the Mormon temples there, PLEASE. I mean seriously. DO IT.
And, of course, all of the vile name-calling is on the No on 8 crowd. The Yes on 8 crowd is simply advocating a political position, not engaging in name-calling.
The Negroes and Mexicans just feel that teaching children that fags are OK might cut into PC social studies time where children are taught various PC excuses for Negro and Mexican cultural failure.
(Apparently this person thinks that 30% is greater than 70%.)
Oh, and then there's this one:
Nov 9, 1:46 pm
Newsgroups: alt.politics.usa, soc.culture.usa, alt.conspiracy, alt.california, alt.fan.rush-limbaugh
From: Rudy Canoza
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 10:46:01 -0800
Local: Sun, Nov 9 2008 1:46 pm
Subject: Re: NBC: Prop 8 had 70% nigger support against fag marriage. Fags are pissed at the niggers now.
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Didn't I predict this?
Ha ha ha ha ha! I wonder how long it will be before she and the rest
of the white queers start bashing blacks for putting Prop. 8 over the
top? Blacks voted 95% for Obama, but they also voted 70% for Prop.
8. In fact, every racial/ethnic minority except Asians voted for
Prop. 8, and I'll bet some subgroups of Asians - probably Vietnamese
and other people of South-east Asian origin - voted for it, too.
Ha ha ha ha ha! I wonder if we'll see armed caravans of queers
roaring south down La Cienega from West Hollywood into Inglewood and
View Park for a little looting and burning. No? You don't think so?
Really? Ha ha ha ha ha!
The glue holding that "rainbow coalition" together isn't very strong.
P.S. Since I linked to this prior post, it should be noted that the No on Prop 8 protesters HAVE branched out from protesting just Mormon and Catholic churches. Saddleback Church has also been targeted in recognition of Rick Warren's support of Proposition 8.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008