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11/04/2009

Some Mainers who voted against your 'whacky oversexed version of progress'

by Jeremy Hooper

Congratulations, gay Mainers. You have lost your equal citizenship to this:

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Stand for Marriage Maine [Facebook]

"Sign a petition to end this foolishness." That's truly what they think of us, that a pull of a lever or a move of a pen should stop us in our tracks (and in the cases of some, like yours truly, take away our legal marriages). And of course every last bit of this uncivil (in both ways) mindset is done in the name of God.

I'm seriously nauseous.

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You are braver than I am, Jeremy, to look at their Facebook page this morning. I never for one second believed that their hatefulness and deceitfulness, their lying and dishonesty, would prevail. I cannot believe I was wrong and I am having a hard time coping with this right now.

L

Posted by: Leslie | Nov 4, 2009 8:42:32 AM

addendum: If that horrid Rich Delano gets on and starts crowing about their victory, I might be physically ill, so it is probably best to stay away.

L

Posted by: Leslie | Nov 4, 2009 8:43:56 AM

Peter Vedala is the most psychotic person I've encountered on facebook. And Leslie, you couldn't be more right about that sack of garbage, Rick DeLano. His smarmy, contemptuous tone makes me want to scream. If you saw the one of Sean Chapin's conversation with a bigot videos, you can completely tell it's Rick DeLano he's talking to.

Posted by: DN | Nov 4, 2009 9:13:26 AM

Eh, let them enjoy their victory, especially the ones with bad grammar and obvious lack of education. Its only a repeal, not a constitutional amendment. The legislature can always pass the bill again. In the mean time, we need to find more supporters for our cause in Maine. We already found 48% of them.

The anti-discrimination law took a few tries to survive a people's veto and eventually we won. Marriage is just going to be the same way. We'll just try again.

For me, next time, I'm going to make sure I still have vacation time to visit Maine when this question is on the ballot again so I'm not stuck with just donating and calls for equality from Florida.

Posted by: Sam | Nov 4, 2009 10:02:48 AM

Yes, I saw the Sean Chapin video (here, at Jeremy's site) and it made want to retch. He's an absolutely vile person. As you said, that smarmy, contemptuous tone is worse than just plain old outright hate speech. I want to throttle him.

L

Posted by: Leslie | Nov 4, 2009 10:29:04 AM

What can be done about the Catholic's tax exemption; didn't they pass out collection pans to fight gay marriage?

Posted by: Dave Babler | Nov 4, 2009 11:44:49 AM

I am truly heart-sick over this. With a wedding just around the corner, I am devastated and disgusted that being voted a second-class citizen is even an option. I do not live in Maine, however my heart bleeds for the many thousands of families who woke up today to this disgusting and dehumanizing reality. I pray for Gods hands on the hearts of his children that woke up paralyzed from this vote, and also pray for Gods hands to open the eyes of his other children and "do unto others as you would have done to you."

Posted by: Jason D. | Nov 4, 2009 12:11:53 PM

Gay people make these people sick - catholics (or any organized religion) collecting to take rights away from anyone is what makes me want to vomit. Jesus Christ (the christians' GOD) would never treat his neighbor thusly.

Posted by: tom | Nov 4, 2009 12:13:18 PM

Dave, yes they did and they raised $86,000. I reported the Catholic Foundation of Maine to the IRS. Who knows if it will make a difference, but I did it.

Posted by: Leslie | Nov 4, 2009 12:20:26 PM

Watch out for your kids. Even here in a small NO CAL town ...town went NO on PropH8 ,but county, state went YES. The very next day kids of gay families were being harassed in schools and neighborhoods by the GLOATERS! This won't be easy for them to understand the perspective and not feel it personally.

Posted by: LOrion | Nov 4, 2009 1:10:23 PM

Everyone sing together: "We'll know they are christians by their hate and their lies, yes we'll know they are christians by their hate"

Posted by: JT | Nov 4, 2009 11:49:30 PM

As you state here: "And of course every last bit of this uncivil (in both ways) mindset is done in the name of God."

Daniel McNulty: "Prayers Payed off Glory be to God."

"God is great": Last words of Fort Hood gunman.

God (by whatever name) has forever been used as an excuse for getting away with hurting others. No matter where; no matter who. An insult to truly decent beings.

Thanks for your work.

Posted by: David Jones | Nov 7, 2009 2:01:32 PM

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