Saturday, January 09, 2010

Setting the record straight

A blogger tonight, over at the Daily Beast, attempted to cite a bogus quote from campaign manager for No on 1-Protect Maine Equality, Jessee Connolly.

The quote this homophobic bigot provided was, "[we] will not quit until we know where every single one of these votes lives." The suggestion here, of course, was that Mr. Connolly was threatening to find out where every voter who voted to prohibit same-sex marriage in Maine lived. The blogger added: "And that, my children, is why Americans are rebelling against the easy answers of the gay marriage advocates. They hate bullies. They don't respond well to people who think they have moral superiority and history on their side telling us that they're going to force us to do something we know is wrong."

In all fairness, I did some research on my own and found that many right-wing, anti-homosexual sites have been reporting this grossly out-of-context quote. But this blogger has a tendency to use any abrasive comment by a homosexual or homosexual rights advocate as being a "poster child" for why the entire homosexual movement should be completely dismissed or viewed as some sort of danger to society. 

Here is the actual quote in it's proper context:
“We have always said this would be a razor-thin election and that’s exactly what it is. We have the cities, but we don’t have all of the towns. We have the towns, but we don’t have all of the absentee ballots. If you ever doubted for one moment the power of a single vote, well, tonight should dispel that notion. Voting does matter. Every vote counts. And I promise you: We will not quit until we know where every single one of these votes lives.” ~ Jessee Connolly
I felt that it was very important that the truth get out on this, since others are using it as evidence to indict same-sex marriage advocates at large as a bunch of thugs.

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