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It's clearly a conspiracy. [Jan. 23rd, 2004|02:25 pm]
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Remember the American Family Association's poll on gay marriage? And how it didn't go how they expected?

Well, here's their response.

I can't decide whether I'm sickened or amused. A little of both, I think.

From the Wired article:

"We're very concerned that the traditional state of marriage is under threat in our country by homosexual activists," said AFA representative Buddy Smith. "It just so happens that homosexual activist groups around the country got a hold of the poll -- it was forwarded to them -- and they decided to have a little fun, and turn their organizations around the country (onto) the poll to try to cause it to represent something other than what we wanted it to. And so far, they succeeded with that."

I don't actually know anyone who's part of a "homosexual activist group". I don't think. Depends on what they mean by that. But I do know an awful lot of decent, thinking people who voted - just on their own sense of what is right - that gay marriage should be allowed.

Fuck you, AFA. You're the epitome of what is wrong with the Christian conservative movement, and the right wing in general. You bring shame upon your country and your religion.


Meanwhile, look! Another two polls (one main one, one in the sidebar).

If we're going to be damned for conspiring to stuff these virtual ballot boxes, we might as well actually do it. So! All of you freethinking people, spread these polls as far as you can, and let's make the Traditional Values Coalition spout silly excuses for their polls turning up wrong, just like the AFA had to.

Thanks to miang and aeire for pointing me to these.

[User Picture]From: hokie
2004-01-23 11:41 am (UTC)
None of the homosexuals I know have been able to tell me what exactly their agenda is, and most denied it.

Like Saddam did, it's obvious they have something to hide if they're not telling us. (end sarcasm)

Incidentally, I think there are a lot of homosexual activists out there. Of course, they're active in a number of different groups. There are a lot of heterosexual activists, as well. Damn them! Damn them all!
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[User Picture]From: odd_dog
2004-01-23 06:50 pm (UTC)
I actually *was* activist with gay rights stuff for a while back in college, but like, agenda schemdna, I was never trying to end straight marriage or anything like that.

In response to AFA's http://www.nogaymarriage.com/default.asp , the Human Rights Campaign has created this site: http://www.hrc.org/millionformarriage/index.shtml

You can sign it if you support that cause.
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