One cannot click a link in the gay blogosphere and hardly the wider web without running across a slew of articles and opinions about California’s Proposition 8, which has banned same-sex marriage.
So don’t expect different here.
Yesterday my hubby got so peeved at the news about Queeristan’s own Roman Catholic Archbishop Niederauer and his haughty insistence that he is not really a bigot (it’s God himself that’s a bigot I suppose?) despite his all-consuming efforts to move California back to safely doctrine-conforming territory that he wrote a rather angry letter to the Chronicle.
And we have the spectacle of the marriage-frenzied holyfolk taking out full page ads declaring protests by victims here in California constitute mob rule.
Well – not yet, but we’re getting angry. Personally I’ve heard more than enough from the God-touting, Bible-carrying, evangelizing, holier-than-thou Mob-organizers clothed as Priests and Rabbis and Elders and Evangelists.
For it’s the religious leaders these days who are the modern mob organizers, rabble rousers, hate-monger crowd-generating leaders. The Haggards and Hagees, the Niederauers, Benedicts and all the closet Big-Lovin’ Elders of the LDS. They’ve got their flocks armed with pitchforks, and they’re taking aim on us, on our neighborhoods and cities that we’ve taken and brought to life.
From Hillcrest to West Hollywood to the Castro and everywhere else a single Queer person lives, we are going to fight now for our rights, for our freedom, for our lives.