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07/08/2009

Maine's 'people's veto': It's gay lives in general that they really hope to invalidate!!!!!!!

by Jeremy Hooper

Bob-EmrichSpeaking to the claim that Maine's anti-gay side has already collected enough signatures to get a so-called "people's veto" on the November ballot, the Rev. Bob Emrich says the following:

"The fact that we've gathered all these signatures in just a month to proceed with the People's Veto suggests that the people of Maine, like those in 43 other states, want to restore marriage to its historical and time-honored definition as between a man and a woman," said Bob Emrich, founder of the Maine Jeremiah Project and an Executive Committee member of Stand for Marriage Maine. "We look forward to submitting the measure for certification and engaging Mainers in a vigorous defense of marriage. Traditional marriage has never lost on the ballot in any state. We expect it to prevail in Maine."
People's Veto to Overturn Gay Marriage Nears Finish Line [Press release from the so-called 'Stand For Marriage Maine' group]
(H/t: Bilerico)

So that being the case, we want to take a moment to show Mainers the sort of mindset to which the Bob Emrichs of the world are asking you to sign on. For it's not really just a campaign to "restore marriage," as these duplicitous folks like to say. Underneath Rev. Emrich's rhetoric is an overall campaign to "change" gays!

Don't believe us? Think we're being alarmist? Well, here check out three of the eight videos that Pastor Emrich has posted to his official YouTube channel:




Pastor Emrich's channel [YT]

These are extremist, dogmatic, scientifically-shunned, anti-intellectual videos that tell millions of gay people (as well as their friends, family, and allies) that they are "wrong" and need "fixing." And this extremism is the exact sort of fuel that is chugging Maine's anti-marriage equality train along its hurtful, anti-American tracks.

Mainers: You deserve better for your great state. And your gay neighbors certainly deserve better for their un"changeable" lives!

**SEE ALSO: What tactics have they used to obtain these signatures? Check it out: Maine's Anti-Gay Petitioners Caught Lying [J.M.G.]

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Great! Another marriage ban fight. Hopefully the activist's in Maine learned from California. It would be unbearable to lose another state.

Posted by: Jeff Chang | Jul 8, 2009 11:50:40 AM

Of course they got the signatures, its easy when you dont tell people what they're signing, sign for your dead relatives and forge the names of your living ones.
Every single person who votes against gay marriage if this ballot happens are pathetic bigots who I will love seeing in 50 years when they have been shunned from society like the racists.

Posted by: penguinsaur | Jul 8, 2009 12:26:30 PM

Well I never trust anything they say in terms of signatures until the names are verified. But at the same time, I never doubt their ability to obtain them. It's rally not THAT hard of a process if you are hyper motivated.

We'll see.

Posted by: G-A-Y | Jul 8, 2009 12:34:05 PM

An audience applauds when an idiot reinforces their bigotry by telling them that "there is no scientific evidence that people are born gay." They are too stupid (or self serving) to also read into that the fact that the idiot could NOT affirmatively say that "there IS evidence that people are NOT born gay." So, she had to go with the negative.

People who want to be bigots, are the only ones who would get a charge out of the fact that someone reinforces their already preformed opinions. AND THEY APPLAUD speakers who stroke their intolerant ethos. And the professional, lying liar, anti-gays do know how to phrase their lies in such a way that it sounds (to the ears of the bigot) like reinforcement for their prejudice. The parallels between the anti-gays and the white supremacists are palpable.

But, I guess it shouldn't come as much of a surprise, since white supremacists and anti-gays both come from the same origin. An origin that stresses belief in fairy tales, and puts more trust in blind faith than in critical thought or actual evidence.

The only real surprise there was that she felt the need to mention science at all - because even if there is specific evidence that DOES prove that homosexuality is a genetic trait, the bigots are never going to accept it anyway.

Posted by: Dick Mills | Jul 8, 2009 12:45:05 PM

and isn't it possible that those names will become public knowledge? Surely KnowThyNeighbor.org will get those lists and make them public!

Posted by: keltic | Jul 8, 2009 12:59:36 PM

I live in Maine. A few weeks ago we caught the Christian right (E3) in the act. They set up a huge 'free' carnival in the middle of town. Big family/kid attractant, yknow?

All you had to do to play with all of their 'free' stuff was sign the petition. Just sign away your soul and look! We have shiny toys for you!

Utter. Bastards.

Posted by: theDeadCat | Jul 8, 2009 3:20:34 PM

If what theDeadCat says is true, shouldn't the law know about it?

Posted by: ---- | Jul 8, 2009 5:00:20 PM

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