Action Alert!

the tolerance game

By Diogenes (articles - email) | 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?

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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