How dare they inform their people of the names of those who vote against their rights! How dare they identify those who contribute money for the purpose of denying equal protection under the law!
Those who picket and protest businesses that support discrimination should be thrown in jail. Acts of civil disobedience should not be allowed. Oh, wait — Martin Luther King Jr., Rosa Parks, Malcolm X — that’s who these people are.
Michelle Malkin (11/21, Opinion, “California’s gay backlash shows who haters are”) wants those in the gay community to not use the same successful tactics that were used by the black community. The oppressed have few tools to fight the establishment. So if some businesses feel the pinch of protests, some people are embarrassed by their names being published or a few people are frightened by the intense anger the gay community is feeling, too bad. Maybe they should have thought more before they supported the disenfranchisement of a minority in our free country.
The gay community will continue to fight, by whatever means we think appropriate, until this country wakes up and joins the rest of the civilized world in treating gays and lesbians as full and equal citizens.
Michael D. Jones