Now that liberal Maine, like liberal California, has voted down gay marriage, leftist gay rights activists are, as in California, targeting those who bravely opposed gay marriage for harassment and worse.
…In a defiant speech to several hundred lingering supporters, No on 1 campaign manager Jesse Connolly pledged that his side “will not quit
until we know where every single one of these votes lives.”
The aftermath of the Maine vote is something to watch.
By the way, have you noticed the bait and switch pulled by the gay rights crowd the past few years? We were once told that gay rights is all about tolerance. Now we are told that opposition to gay “rights” should not be tolerated and that tactics such as blacklisting and mobs outside of churches and businesses are justified.
So which is it, gay rights people? Are you about tolerance . . . or brownshirt thuggery?
MORE: Maggie Gallagher puts the Maine vote in perspective:
Americans have a great deal of goodwill toward gay people as friends, neighbors and fellow citizens. Most of us do not want to hurt them or hate them or interfere with anyone's legitimate rights to live as they choose. But we do not believe gay marriage is a civil right; we think it is a civil wrong. And we do not appreciate the increasingly intense efforts to punish people who disagree with gay marriage as if we were racists, bigots, discriminators or haters.
Case in point: Don Mendell, a school guidance counselor at Nokomis Regional High School in Maine, now faces ethics complaints for his decision to appear in a TV ad for the Yes on One campaign in the closing days of the contest. If substantiated, the ethics complaint could lead the government to yank his license as a social worker and, therefore, threaten his livelihood. What kind of movement spurs people to act like this? Meanwhile, a teacher of the year who campaigned for gay marriage faces no such threat to her livelihood. Is gay marriage really about love and tolerance for all?