Tuesday, November 25, 2008

*DOES IT FEEL LIKE THE ELECTION IS OVER?

Not really. I was incredulous when, after the election, I saw a picture in the paper of a woman protesting outside the LA LDS Temple who carried a sign that read, "When Do I Get to Vote on Your Marriage?" News flash--you got to vote on my marriage on November 4, 2008! Did you bother to go to the polls?

As this blog's manager for Moms for Marriage, I thought I would have the blog shut down by this time and be back to life as normal. I was naive enough to think that the election would settle the definition of marriage issue. Apparently, it was only the starting gun for the opposition to begin a witch-hunt type of campaign against those who supported Prop 8. After all the talk about "No on 8--Stop the Hate", it now seems pretty clear that there is a fair amount of hate going around among those professing to want to "stop the hate"--and their hate is directed toward anyone who doesn't follow their party line. The scapegoating, intimidation, and terror tactics of the opposition are reprehensible and need to stop immediately. Many who support same-sex unions are apparently throwing a major temper tantrum that has taken a turn for the worse and even the wicked--really now, white powder mailed to the LDS Church headquarters! (For a great article on the post-election temper tantrums, visit Beetle Blogger at http://beetlebabee.wordpress.com/2008/11/19/queen-of-hearts-campaign/)

Prop 8 won handsdown, fair and square. The LA Times said that Obama won the office of president by a "convincing" 53% of the popular vote. If that is the case, round out the percentage who voted in favor of Prop 8 and you get that same "convincing" number of Californians who voted to preserve the traditional definition of marriage as a union of a man and a woman.

1 comment:

thejournalistachronicle said...

I totally agree with you on the "temper-tantrum" thing, and I love the comparison you made between the voting statistics for Obama and Prop 8! Thanks for continuing to blog!