Take a look at this article. Apparently Prop. 8 opponents are upset with African-Americans for overwhelmingly voting (70 to 80 percent) for Prop. 8 in California, which will amend the state constitution to only allow one-man, one-woman marriage. The following took place at anti-Prop. 8 rallies.
It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks. YOU N*, one man shouted at men. If your people want to call me a F*, I will call you a n*. Someone else said same thing to me on the next block near the temple…me and my friend were walking, he is also gay but Korean, and a young WeHo clone said after last night the n* better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was BEST for them.
Three older men accosted my friend and shouted, “Black people did this, I hope you people are happy!” A young lesbian couple with mohawks and Obama buttons joined the shouting and said there were “very disappointed with black people” and “how could we” after the Obama victory. This was stupid for them to single us out because we were carrying those blue NO ON PROP 8 signs! I pointed that out and the one of the older men said it didn’t matter because “most black people hated gays” and he was “wrong” to think we had compassion. That was the most insulting thing I had ever heard. I guess he never thought we were gay.
“I have received several phone calls from Blacks, both gay and straight, who were caught up in Westwood around the time of that march. From being called ‘niggers’ to being accosted in their cars and told that it was because of ‘you people gays don’t have equal rights and you better watch your back,’ these gays have lost their d* minds.”
UPDATE: PLEASE READ THIS ARTICLE FROM A POLICE OFFICER AT THE LA TEMPLE. Peaceful young women trying to remove hateful signs from around the temple were beaten by anti Prop. 8 protesters.
Look, some of this is just anger from fringe groups and fringe people. If you went to many conservative demonstrations, you’d see some crazies there as well, and I wouldn’t want to be judged by their behavior. I believe the vast majority of Prop. 8 opponents are people who sincerely feel they are rallying against discrimination for an oppressed group. I don’t agree with their viewpoint, but I respect them and don’t accuse them of these tactics. But for anybody who thinks all of the fringe types are in the “racist, homophobic Mormon church,” well, read the attached.