Bigots Prefer Masks in Prop 8 Trial The Proposition 8 trial is finally getting interesting. NOM expecting a loss for their side, but what’s most crucial about this case is whether or not it will be broadcast on Youtube for the world to watch. The defendants of Prop 8 are vehemently opposing this quasi-live broadcast. As every gay blog in the universe has noted, the Prop 8 defendants are afraid to be a public witness against gay marriage. They might be persecuted for their beliefs! Oh goodness, no!
It gets better: now one of the defendants in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, Hak-Shing William Tam, is jumping out of the trial for fear of harassment. He is “fearful for his safety and the safety of [his] family,” and claims to have had his property vandalized. In other words, his Prop 8 signs have been removed from his yard. Those big gay meanies!
Read into this a bit. Tam’s assuming that gays, like homophobic bigots, enjoy firebombing and sucker-punching as a way to vent their anger when someone disagrees with them. While I can’t vouch for every homo in this country, I’ll say that the gays are slightly less likely to hate-crime their opponents than, say, your average homophobe. Tam’s statement is more of a veiled accusation than a reason to exit the trial. Even though nobody has acted violently on him or his family, the homos could attack at any second! While gays are actually getting the crap beat out of them elsewhere in the country, Tam is attempting to paint the Big Gay Agenda as equally violent, threatening, intimidating and irrational. A slick political move on the losing side of the Prop 8 trial.
From fear of public broadcasting to Tam’s publicity stunt, it’s pretty clear that the anti-marriage equality bunch prefer to discriminate behind closed doors, in the privacy of their own fortress of evil. Or, if you prefer a racism analogy, behind a giant white mask. Regardless of the analogy, they definitely prefer to determine policy without being held responsible for their own bigotry.
The Supreme Court will likely decide the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which will set a precedent for similar amendments in other states. NOM continues to pray for rain.