RECENT  POSTS:  » No, you really don't seem to know what tyranny is, Jerry Cox » Vatican's #Humanum event meant to paint gay families as 'evil' and 'obscene,' admits invited guest » Read: Federal judge calls MS's marriage ban what it is: discriminatory » Yet another federal judge accurately notes crude discrimination within Arkansas' marriage ban » Prominent conservative outlet equates LGBT activists with Nazi paramilitary » New pledge: Conservative pastors choose to separate selves from civil marriage » Read: ADF creates fake 'victim' superbook; misapplies business matters to churches » P&G reaches out to pro-discrimination activist, learns it made right choice » In prep for Pope's 2015 visit, World Meeting of Families readies gay stigma, exclusion » Today in ambition: NOM cofounder vows to fight marriage equality for 100 years  

« Go back a post || Return to G-A-Y homepage || Haul tail to next post »

08/20/2012

Maine 4 Marriage touts the words of David 'the time has come for me to accept gay marriage' Blankenhorn

by Jeremy Hooper

Over the weekend, Protect Marriage Maine's Bob Emrich shared a link to Maine4Marriage.org, a Mormon effort that seems to be coordinating with the larger campaign to stop civil equality in the state:

Screen Shot 2012-08-20 At 9.21.47 Am
Emrich's Public Facebook Wall

But want to see something funny? If one goes over to this Maine4Marriage effort, one will see that the group leads with a quote from David Blanenkhorn:

Screen Shot 2012-08-20 At 9.21.33 Am
Maine4Marriage.org

Yes, that would be the very same David Blankenhorn who, earlier this summer, wrote the following in The New York Times:

IN my 2007 book, “The Future of Marriage,” and in my 2010 court testimony concerning Proposition 8, the California ballot initiative that defined marriage as between a man and a woman, I took a stand against gay marriage. But as a marriage advocate, the time has come for me to accept gay marriage and emphasize the good that it can do.
FULL: How My View on Gay Marriage Changed by David Blankenhorn [NYT]

So okay, Maine 4 Marriage (and Bob Emrich)—if you all want to push the words of a man who has changed his view and now wants to speak the good that marriage equality can do, be my guest. I'm more than ready to be done with this fight. I have many children's books to write.

space gay-comment gay-G-A-Y-post gay-email gay-writer-jeremy-hooper


Your thoughts

comments powered by Disqus

G-A-Y Comments Policy


 
Related Posts with Thumbnails