Wow, the crazies are going… crazy… this week.
So the bigots who gave money to pass Prop 8 are bawwing about how theyre being persecuted by homosexual terrorists, thus laws must be changed for their personal comfort. Not happy with taking away homosexuals right to marriage, they now want people to be able to donate large sums of money to political campaigns anonymously:
Proposition 8 proponents’ complaint that a California campaign-finance disclosure law has led to harassment of same-sex marriage opponents failed today to sway a federal judge, who refused to throw out the law or shield donors’ names.
Lawyers for Protect Marriage, sponsor of the constitutional amendment that won voter approval Nov. 4, said contributors have already faced consumer boycotts, picketing and even death threats after the state posted their names and other information in mandatory campaign reports.
Alas, the activist judge on the bench wouldnt let them overturn another law to suit their bigotry:
But U.S. District Judge Morrison England, after a one-hour hearing in Sacramento, said California’s $100 reporting requirement – adopted by the voters in 1974 – is a valid means of informing the public about the financing of ballot measure campaigns.
“If there ever needs to be sunshine on a particular issue, it’s a ballot measure,” England said, observing that initiatives are often sponsored by committees with misleading names.
Misleading names… like ‘Protect Marriage’? *high-fives judge*
Oh, but what about the poor, poor persecution of those good Christians that voted to take away other citizens rights?
Some of the reprisals reported by the Prop. 8 committee involve legal activities such as boycotts and picketing, England said. He said other alleged actions, such as death threats, mailings of white powder and vandalism, may constitute “repugnant and despicable acts” but can be reported to law enforcement.
Even if there have been illegal reprisals, that would be insufficient reason to grant a wholesale exemption for a multimillion-dollar campaign with thousands of donors, the judge said.
You mean like the ‘death threats’ Sally Kern got a while back after she boldly went against the radical Christian party-line and said gays were ‘worse than terrorists’? Except she didnt get any death threats? She just exaggerated so she could cum harder to her persecution fantasies? Or those nice Christian children who were viciously attacked by a gang of blood-thirsty gay men? Except they werent actually ‘attacked’? Technically, they were the aggressors?
One thing that has always bothered me about radical theists is their lack of internal locus of control. They are not responsible for their actions. They arent responsible for what happens to them. Its always someone elses fault. They need protecting from the consequences of their own actions, even if those consequences are legal, just, and entirely expected.
Poor little babies.