Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Latest Christofascist Extortion Is Unbelievably OUTRAGEOUS!!

"Either You Give Us Money
Or We'll Take You And Your Company Down!!"

This just in from
Yesterday, donors and supporters of Equality California began receiving threatening letters for their support of the statewide organizations efforts to protect LGBT youth and seniors from the "Yes on 8" campaign leadership.
These letters threatened to "expose" the donors listed on Equality California's website if they don't donate to the "Yes on 8" campaign and refrain from supporting LGBT equality in the future.

The letter, sent on their campaign letterhead, was signed by four members of the group's executive committee and suggests our donors withdraw their support for their own good. It demands an equivalent donation or else:

"Were you to elect not to donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage. You would leave us no other reasonable assumption. The names of any companies ... that choose not to donate ... to ... will be published."...We will contact you shortly to discuss your contribution."
This outrageous attempt to raise money by using threats reveals their true agenda: to permanently harm the LGBT community, our organizations, our allies and our supporters.
Remember, these people are Christians...NOT! I seriously doubt that will suffer any serious investigation because we know how well-connected people like James Dobson and Tony Perkins are. Justice may not be served in this case. I'm trying to picture the kind of person who would dream up this form of extortion. Alas, the only people I can think of are characters in movies: Marlon Brando as Don Corleone and Edward G. Robinson in Little Ceasar. Both characters seemingly born without ...a conscience?

God help us all.

21st Century Christ - Drill, Baby, Drill!

21st Century Christ
Originally uploaded by traqair57
We've heard the chant before, but not exactly in this context.

Why not?

Probably because the B**H administration had conditioned us to think in terms of righteousness and self-defense and not outright greed. It is not commonly known (at least not by the "Joe-The-Plumbers" of this country) that we have troops stationed around the Caspian Sea to protect oil interests.

And after January 21st, you small hear a small but persistent voice from Paraguay chanting "Drill! Baby! Drill!"

Will APPLE Be Extorted by Protect Marriage?

The latest news about Protect Marriage's extortion efforts is so disconcerting that it can't be understated. I don't know exactly why I can't let it go. Maybe it's because of the audacity of it, then maybe it's because of the sheer vindictiveness of it.

Now the newest victim of this extortion: Apple. Surely, it also received the same letter that other businesses received.

(Statement from Apple in an article by Think Progress)

Apple is publicly opposing Proposition 8 and making a donation of $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign. Apple was among the first California companies to offer equal rights and benefits to our employees’ same-sex partners, and we strongly believe that a person’s fundamental rights — including the right to marry — should not be affected by their sexual orientation. Apple views this as a civil rights issue, rather than just a political issue, and is therefore speaking out publicly against Proposition 8.
Come to think of it, did Google get a letter? Did Brad Pitt? They were also big donors. Maybe Brad's said "We'll never watch another one of your movies if you don't give us $100,000! Pay up or you and Angelina and the kids will be in the poor house before you know it!"

Idea: let's call for a letter to the No On Prop 8 donors thanking them for their support and let them know that whenever we get the chance, we'll support their businesses.