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Shaking in their boots in the wake of a national poll showing overwhelming support for legal recognition for same-sex couples, followed by an even more overwhelming poll showing Coloradans’ support for legal recognition, and in the face of hundreds of peaceful protests nationwide against the passage of California’s Proposition 8, the mainstream of the religious right is going absolutely insane.
Said Pat Boone of the protests, “Have you not seen the awful similarity between what happened in Mumbai and what’s happening right now in our cities?”
Then today, we see that Seamus Hasson, of the mainstream conservative Beckett Fund, said, “well, whether it’s an organized movement like Al Qaeda or whether it’s the Al Qaeda-like, um, inspired acts of terrorism elsewhere, people are right to be concerned” in response to the anti-Prop 8 protests.
Here’s a bit of advice for our friends in the conservative movement: Barack Obama, Mark Udall, and candidates across the nation were subject to attack after attack comparing them to terrorists and despots. They all won by huge margins. Perhaps putting Ellen DeGeneres and Harvey Fierstein on the same level as Osama bin Laden is not the best strategy?
And now Rabbi Nachum Shifren weighs in saying the protesters are just like Nazis, even going so far as to modify the famous Martin Niemöller poem to add a part about homosexuals that never existed.