I was so happy to hear that There was going to be a big protest march in San Francisco and in other places in California to protest the passing of Prop. 8. I heard about it Friday morning and Doug and I would have gone to it, but we had a flight to catch to Seattle for the weekend. But I am looking forward to going to protests, especially outside these homo-hating churches and the Mormon church, both of which used tax-free dollars to push a political agenda.
Everyone I know is energized about this. Other things that we should and can do:
1) DON’T spend a dime on the people and the organizations that put money into Prop. 8. Over the next couple of weeks I am going to be making my own list of people who donated to Prop. 8 in my area, like dentists, doctors and various businesses. This information is free to the public and people should NOT be spending their money at a business that donated money to take away a right.
2) DON’T spend a dime in places that aren’t gay friendly, especially when going on vacation (and in particular I am thinking of southern California). If you are going on a vacation, stay and gay-owned and operated hotels/B&Bs. Eat at gay friendly cafes and restaurants. Go to gay friendly bars. Spend your money on gay-friendly brands. Don’t give these people a dime who voted to take away a right.
3) Protest, protest, protest, especially at the homo-hating churches that pushed their religious agenda on all of us.
4) Push the IRS to take away the tax-free status of every church that put money into this political campaign of hate. It really does work. I sent a large packet of information to the IRS about Peter LaBarbera’s so-called americansfortruthabouthomosexuality and even though the IRS said it could not tell me what it would do with the information, Peter LaBarbera mentioned it on another blog. They didn’t take away his tax-free status, but he’ll think twice now about talking about candidates.
5) Finally, don’t give up hope just yet. They only passed this by 52%. That is it. They showed their weakness with this propostion. They were probably surprised they didn’t get more. At least now we don’t have to hear them whine about how 60-some percent voted against gay marriage in 2000. My guess is that they won’t say they only won this by 52%. It sounds lame and they know it.