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the tolerance game

By Diogenes (articles ) | Sep 09, 2005

Late-night harassment calls. Rocks through the front window. Slashed tires. Anyone who's been on the front lines of the political battle on same-sex marriage knows that there is a very nasty edge to the gay-rights movement.

So when a couple of gay activists promise to list the names and home addresses of every Massachusetts citizen who signs a petition to restore man-woman marriage, you know what's going on: intimidation.

... unless you're a professional airhead writing columns for the Boston Herald.

The petitions are public information, so there's no legal way to stop this campaign. But if the roles were reversed, and conservative activists were publicizing the home addresses of gay couples, do you suppose a Herald columnist would find that cute?

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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Sep. 10, 2005 4:16 PM ET USA

    We are seeing what Jesus foretold: "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed.' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!'" Gay couples, abortion, assisted suicide, euthanasia, all in times of prosperity. What will happen when times get hard?

  • Posted by: Moreman - Sep. 10, 2005 9:37 AM ET USA

    The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit just upheld a $5 million judgment (down from $120 million) against pro-lifers for posting the names and addresses of abortionists on the "Nuremburg" web site. The abortionists claimed, successfully, that the web site was an incitement to violence against them, which caused them distress. Any MA citizens feel distressed?

  • Posted by: Janet Baker - Sep. 09, 2005 6:24 PM ET USA

    Hey - follow the link to their website and let them know what you think of this slimy tactic. Call them on the carpet. I just did.

  • Posted by: Fatimabeliever - Sep. 09, 2005 4:29 PM ET USA

    Let's pray for these people who have the conviction to stand up for their faith. God bless them!

  • Posted by: principle not pragmatism - Sep. 09, 2005 1:53 PM ET USA

    I'm from Boston area and would advise all, to let them know we have the courage of our convitions, and we are unable to be intimidated.

  • Posted by: - Sep. 09, 2005 10:15 AM ET USA

    As tempting as violence is, let's keep our eyes fixed on the Gospels. I believe there are a few passages predicting this very contingency. In the meantime, I hope that the bloggers and other non-elite media will get on this. These gay-rights fascists are really crossing the line. The story should have legs. It could backfire big time. Remeber the Act Up group attack on the Boston ordination some years back? I'm in Boston. I have kids. I'm concerned. I'm signing. Please pray for us.

  • Posted by: Eleazar - Sep. 09, 2005 9:24 AM ET USA

    It's called "courage of one's convictions." Not being in the Boston area, is there a way I can sign the petition electronically? I'll let my esteemed associates, Smith & Wesson, deal with the "very nasty edge to the gay-rights movement," if they have the courage of their convictions to come around.

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