Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Blacklisting for Prop 8 supporters

I wonder if Michael Stipe would say this blacklist was an instance of Exhuming McCarthy. Probably not. From the CBS piece:

Now the anger is moving to the Internet, where supporters of same-sex marriage are posting blacklists - the names and businesses of those who gave money to help Proposition 8 pass.

Chris Lee, an engineer who is an immigrant from China, was shocked to see his name on the Web site AntiGayBlacklist.com after he gave $1,000 to the campaign to end same-sex marriage.

"I was completely disgusted," Li said. "This sort of blacklist should only appear in communist countries, should not be found in the United States."

In Los Angeles, demonstrators called for a boycott of a restaurant whose manager made a personal donation of $100 to the "Yes on 8" campaign.

"She didn't think it would be public record," said Jeff Yarbrough.

Anger over the blacklists brought out demonstrators in Sacramento, where Scott Eckern resigned as musical director of a local theater when he was identified as a donor.

Yeah, I suppose the theater and Proposition 8 don't really mix to well. And, I guess the gloves are off....

Those campaigning to end same-sex marriage drew up their own blacklist, sending letters to large donors to the campaign to save same-sex marriage, demanding equal money or threatening to publish their names.

"Enemy sighted, enemy met."

1 comment:

  1. Remember when lefties used to say that marriage was "just a piece of paper" and therefore meaningless and repressive?