Friday, November 14, 2008

Demonstration in DC

A couple of days ago we talked about the demonstration at the Kensington Mormon Temple. Of course the Temple is a local landmark, standing along the Beltway, and that is a good place to demonstrate, but it looks like the big local demonstration will be in Washington, at the Capitol reflecting pool. It looks like the closest Metro station is either Union Station or Judiciary Square. Follow the link to get involved.

Be there at 1:30 PM, EST.

The Join the Impact web site has a Google map, the Facebook page, they give the location of a sign-making party to happen tonight (Friday).

[Update: Metro says that Judiciary Square will be closed for the G20 summit -- use Union Station.]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just when I thought I was going to have nothing to do but see the new James Bond flick, along comes gay sign-making night.

It's gonna be a blast!

November 14, 2008 6:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't get any better than that!!

November 14, 2008 6:08 PM  
Blogger Michael A. said...

Judicicary Square Metro Station will be closed Saturday due to the G20 meeting security needs.

November 15, 2008 8:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Judicicary Square Metro Station will be closed Saturday due to the G20 meeting security needs."

Jolly good show.

These are represenatives here from many countries who are offended by homosexuality. It is a crime, punishable by lengthy jail sentences, in India, for example.

Better not to cause offense to these more sensible societies by having a bunch of lunatic fringe gay advocates lurking around!

November 15, 2008 12:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Want a good laugh?

You know how Jim always stalks CRG demonstrations and then mocks the participation level?

Went by the Mormon Temple at 1:30 and there stood Dana and four minions with signs from the big party. As I watched a couple of Mormon missionaries walked by and shared a few laughs with the protesters.

Yeah, sounds like a real bad "hate group".

Not a Mormon myself. Spiritually, I have big problems with the group. Still, it's kind of unfair to make a minority group that is already unpopular a straw man for your protests when over 50% of Californians voted for Prop 8.

70% of blacks voted to support marriage in California.

Why not protest at the NACCP?

November 15, 2008 2:16 PM  
Blogger JimK said...

Anon, as the title of this post suggests, most of the local demonstrators are going to Washington instead of Kensington. Watching reports on Twitter, it sounds like maybe there are more than four people there!


November 15, 2008 2:59 PM  
Blogger Dana Beyer, M.D. said...

We invited Wyatt to join us, but he refused. A lot less decent than the Mormons were, including one of their elders.

The protest wasn't against Mormons, but directed at the church hierarchy that hypocritically acted to strip civil rights from the California constitution. As it turns out, that vote has spawned Stonewall 2.0, a completely viral, social networking national protest from the ground up.

Regardless of the exit polls, and there is still some question about their validity (like the exit polls after the 2004 election), the H8ers were funded and organized by the Mormon church, so they are being called to account.

November 15, 2008 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The NAACP supports gay marraige and didn't ask their members to send money to support H8 like the Latter Day Saints Church did.

November 15, 2008 4:20 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

Anonymoid confesses above to believing that being gay should be punished with lengthy prison sentences.

And he says he's not a bigot.

His true colors, and none of them are part of the rainbow.

I missed the demonstration but some of my friends posted pictures. Looked like a good crowd, out in the rain.


November 15, 2008 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Anonymycool confesses above to believing that being gay should be punished with lengthy prison sentences."

You're over-extrapolating like a mental case. I didn't say that jail sentences were what I prefer. I simply said societies that consider homosexuality to be a negative thing are sensible.

November 15, 2008 10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it just me or has anonymous gotten meaner since the election of Obama?

November 15, 2008 11:35 PM  
Anonymous Robert said...

I've noticed that too. It may be the election, or an effect of needing to be more insulting to get the same 'fix' of meanness, as with most addictions.

November 16, 2008 8:14 AM  
Anonymous svelte_brunette said...

It could be that we haven't kept up our promise to send him to Alaska -- where he can be near his hero: Sarah Palin.

Who was collecting the cash for his bus fair, and where do I send the money?


November 16, 2008 10:15 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Andrea started the collection, and I've offered to help. But it's going to take a lot of us buying a lot of bus tickets to Wasilla because Anon is not the only one who's getting bolder. Other losers of this last election are turning ugly too.

Fox News reports Obama election spurs race crimes around country
Cross burnings. Schoolchildren chanting "Assassinate Obama." Black figures hung from nooses. Racial epithets scrawled on homes and cars.

...Other incidents include:

_Four North Carolina State University students admitted writing anti-Obama comments in a tunnel designated for free speech expression, including one that said: "Let's shoot that (N-word) in the head." Obama has received more threats than any other president-elect, authorities say.

_At Standish, Maine, a sign inside the Oak Hill General Store read: "Osama Obama Shotgun Pool." Customers could sign up to bet $1 on a date when Obama would be killed. "Stabbing, shooting, roadside bombs, they all count," the sign said. At the bottom of the marker board was written "Let's hope someone wins."

_Racist graffiti was found in places including New York's Long Island, where two dozen cars were spray-painted; Kilgore, Texas, where the local high school and skate park were defaced; and the Los Angeles area, where swastikas, racial slurs and "Go Back To Africa" were spray painted on sidewalks, houses and cars.

_Second- and third-grade students on a school bus in Rexburg, Idaho, chanted "assassinate Obama," a district official said.

_University of Alabama professor Marsha L. Houston said a poster of the Obama family was ripped off her office door. A replacement poster was defaced with a death threat and a racial slur. "It seems the election brought the racist rats out of the woodwork," Houston said.

_Black figures were hanged by nooses from trees on Mount Desert Island, Maine, the Bangor Daily News reported. The president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas said a rope found hanging from a campus tree was apparently an abandoned swing and not a noose.

_Crosses were burned in yards of Obama supporters in Hardwick, N.J., and Apolacan Township, Pa.

_A black teenager in New York City said he was attacked with a bat on election night by four white men who shouted 'Obama.'

_In the Pittsburgh suburb of Forest Hills, a black man said he found a note with a racial slur on his car windshield, saying "now that you voted for Obama, just watch out for your house."...

November 16, 2008 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Nothing Says “Christmas” Like A Blazing Cross In Your Front Yard

Let Your "Light" Shine For Christ This Christmas Season!

November 16, 2008 11:10 AM  
Anonymous Robert said...

The American Family Association, besides the burning cross, sells a DVD called "They're Coming to Your Town," about an Arkansas town that was taken over by 'homosexual activists.' The cover has a rainbow-colored blood spatter.

The outpouring of hate in this country amazes me sometimes, but we see it here on this blog with Anonymous powering up his homophobic rants and comments belittling people with mental illnesses. Hate should not be a family value.

November 16, 2008 11:32 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Hatred is not a family value, but it is a handy election tool, sometimes.

I remind Vigilance readers of John McCain's words on Election Night. The maverick hero we all admire reappeared and said:

... I urge all Americans who supported me to join me in not just congratulating him, but offering our next president our good will and earnest effort to find ways to come together to find the necessary compromises to bridge our differences and help restore our prosperity, defend our security in a dangerous world, and leave our children and grandchildren a stronger, better country than we inherited....

November 16, 2008 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

notice how CBTS shifts for no particular reason to racial prejudice from some other rant she was having

I don't know that I've noticed any particular racial tension since the election

most Americans agree with McCain's sentiments

sad how desperately liberals want racism to persist in our society

it's their lifeline

equally sad is how lunatic fringe gay advocates desperately try to maintain an equivalence between a sensible view of homosexuality and racism

November 16, 2008 7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andrea- not anon
I'm sorry about the bus ticket thing. Greyhound only goes as far as Washington and then with the ferry to Alaska and transport to Wasilla- it is way too much money. How about we just give Anon a ticket to a red state?

I was looking at a muffin recipe and the website happened to belong to an evangelical who directed you to her pastor for some comments on the election. I won't bother to tell you about it- except that the pastor said Palin was the wrong person- or God would have seen she was elected. So it seems there is even a split among the "base" for their next candidate.

November 16, 2008 8:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one thing about evangelicals, Andrea:

they have a tendency to disagree with each other about non-essential things

politics is definitely in the non-essential category

November 17, 2008 12:22 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

Anon does love to spin.

According to exit polls, the majority of Evangelicals has voted Republican since the category was added to polling questionnaires. Other reliable GOP voting blocks over the past 36 years include Whites, Conservatives, White Protestants, people living in Rural Areas, especially White Males and Whites in the South. This is likely the consequence of LBJ completing JFK's work to enact the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which led to the GOP's use of the Southern Strategy.

November 17, 2008 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know what spin you're referring to, CBTS. I said there is no "essential" political postion that an evangelical must hold to be considered an evangelical. That the majority have chosen Republicans doesn't counter that.

If you'd like to know, the main reason is the lack of diversity among Democrats on many issues, especially abortion. In any case, there are sizable numbers of evangelicals that call themselves Democrats.

Speaking of politics, Obama, while we'd all like to give him the benefit of the doubt, has, so far, lacked imagination and creativity.

The Biden pick was the first sign of this. The reports that Hillary and John Kerry are the frontrunners for Secretary of State is particularly discouraging. If true, neither Ms. Teary-eyed nor Sir Pompous is going to improve our image abroad, as Obama says he wants to do.

November 17, 2008 11:52 AM  
Anonymous Aunt Bea said...

I'm contrasting your spin with exit polling data since 1972. You said evangelicals have a tendency to disagree with each other about non-essential things [like] politics but the exit polling data shows the majority of evangelicals have always agreed to vote for the GOP candidate for president.

The Obama campaign was literally leak-free. Now just where do you suppose these "leaks" of Clinton and Kerry being under consideration for cabinet positions might be coming from? Not the Obama people, that's for sure.

Cry all you want about the Biden pick. The fact is it certainly worked out better for Obama and the Democrats than the Palin pick worked out for McCain and the GOP.

November 17, 2008 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOP = Gay-Obsessed People

November 17, 2008 1:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

President-elect Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain met Monday to discuss ways to reduce government waste, promote bipartisanship and find other ways to improve government.

...Obama and McCain issued a joint statement saying: "At this defining moment in history, we believe that Americans of all parties want and need their leaders to come together and change the bad habits of Washington so that we can solve the common and urgent challenges of our time."

"It is in this spirit that we had a productive conversation today about the need to launch a new era of reform where we take on government waste and bitter partisanship in Washington in order to restore trust in government, and bring back prosperity and opportunity for every hardworking American family," it said. "We hope to work together in the days and months ahead on critical challenges like solving our financial crisis, creating a new energy economy, and protecting our nation's security."


November 17, 2008 2:26 PM  

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