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09/10/2009

If discriminatory rhetoric falls in the forest and no media's there to hear it, it unfortunately still makes our right less sound

by Jeremy Hooper

This weekend, when Maine's anti-equality side holds its pointedly Mike Heath-stripped rally, there will be one group notably absent from the soiree: The media. It seems that while their gay-banning goals may be transparent, they have no desire for their events to be:

The Stand for Marriage Rally is being organized by Focus on the Family, The Maine Jeremiah Project, Family Research Council and Stand for Marriage Maine, which includes the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland.

Bishop Richard Malone is expected to address the crowd, along with religious leaders from Maryland and California.

James Dobson of Focus on the Family will provide a video message, Emrich said.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Emrich said members of the media will not be allowed inside the event.

Opponents of gay marriage to rally in Augusta Sunday [Morning Sentinel]
(H/t: Dirigo Blue)

Interesting. But of course in this day and age, anyone with a flip cam and a bit of intuition can be media. Like, say, a Good As You reader who happens to resident in or near Augusta, and who wants to document the festivities on the sly. That might be fun, no?

Tix can be requested at mjp@midmaine.com. Proceed as you will.

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I wonder if they have some kind of secret media detecter like at airport security.
No media = secerecy = shame = "they got something to hide" and they ain't proud of it.
You would think they would want to get free media coverage.

Posted by: Bob Miller | Sep 10, 2009 10:47:51 AM

I suspect they dont want cameras their because they'll be getting alittle to honest about why they want to make life worse for gay people.

Posted by: penguinsaur | Sep 10, 2009 1:26:26 PM

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