Anti-Prop. 8 Activists Aim Racial Slurs at California African-Americans – Both Homosexual and Straig
SACRAMENTO, California, November 12, 2008 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Amid the rampant homosexualist protests in California, following the victory of Proposition 8, reports are pouring into homosexual blogs of same-sex “marriage” supporters directing their bile against the African-American community, aiming racist and threatening remarks even against blacks who are themselves homosexual.
Exit polls showed that African-Americans supported Proposition 8, the true marriage ballot measure, 70% to 30%.
One reader of Rod 2.0, a leading gay blog by an African-American, reported that when he joined the large homosexual protest outside Westwood’s Mormon Temple, protesters called him a “nigger” at least twice.
“It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks,” wrote the commenter.
“YOU NIGGER, one man shouted at men (sic). If your people want to call me a FAGGOT, I will call you a nigger. 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 niggers better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was BEST for them.”
Another African-American reader from Los Angeles reports that he and his boyfriend, also black, were harassed about their race despite their prominently carrying “No on 8” signs.
“Three older men accosted my friend and shouted, ‘Black people did this, I hope you people are happy!'” he relates.
When the man pointed out the sign he carried, “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,” he says. “I guess he never thought we were gay.”
Jasmyne Cannick, another popular African-American homosexual blogger, said last week that within three days of Proposition 8’s victory she received several calls from homosexual and straight blacks who described being called “niggers” and “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.'”
Homosexualist leaders have called upon their constituents to cease the racist attacks.
Kathryn Kolbert, President of the liberal People For the American Way Foundation, said that homosexuals should not blame blacks, saying that “responding to that hurt by lashing out at African Americans is deeply wrong and offensive — not to mention destructive to the goal of advancing equality.”
Instead, she suggested that the cultural influence of religion is more to blame. She claims that religious leaders swayed the black community against same-sex “marriage,” and convinced them to break away from the “civil rights” banner now hoisted by homosexuals.
In response, Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., told LifeSiteNews.com that “it is absolutely no secret that African Americans support the sanctity of life and marriage,” adding that this fact is “something that America needs to know.”
Blacks support the true definition of marriage rather than “equal rights” for homosexual unions, King said, because homosexual “marriage” is not a legitimate civil rights issue – contrary to some who say blacks have hypocritically abandoned the fight for equal protection under law.
“Certainly and obviously procreative marriage – between one man and woman – is God’s best plan for raising children,” said King. “We as African Americans cannot possibly be missing the boat by understanding that the sanctity of marriage is the best way to be sure that the human race thrives.”
Anti-marriage protesters have also attracted media attention for targeting individual supporters of Proposition 8.
Scott Eckern of the California Musical Theatre, a true marriage supporter, resigned from his position as artistic director when homosexual “marriage” advocates began attacking Eckern and boycotting the theater. Eckern had privately donated $1000 to the “Yes on 8” campaign.
Blogger Clyde Fitch launched one of many invectives against Eckern, calling him “an enemy of all that is good in America.
“You deserve not only to be fired, you should be viciously attacked using words and nothing but words by the men and women of the American theatre. And then you should go back to whatever rock you crawled out from under. Slime.”
Upon his resignation, Eckern apologized for the “hurt feelings” his actions caused, but did not apologize for his commitment to true marriage.
The Bee also reports that Scott Purves, of Purves & Associates, a Davis insurance company, described someone picketing his business earlier this week with a sign reading, “Purves Family Supports Homophobia.”
“If this had gone the other way, I can’t imagine the backlash if people protested and called the other side names,” said Purves. “People would be angry and rightfully so.”
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