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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Mon, Nov. 8th, 2004 05:13 pm
Someone put up an anti-gay-marriage display on Dexter lawn this morning. It had me pissed off for a good hour. :p

I considered calling the police and reporting it as hate speech, but ultimately decided not to. Although I found it highly offensive, I also recognize that other people have a right to speak their minds (and make themselves look like asses). I may strongly disagree with the message, but I firmly believe in their right to express it ...

I take comfort from the fact that it wasn't generally received well (there were quite a number of people clustered around it, some of whom wrote pro-marriage messages over the anti-marriage ones). But the fact that anyone could think this at all ... *sigh*.

It just makes me realize how far we have left to go, especially in the Human Wasteland. :p

-- Des

Current Mood: cynical cynical
Current Music: http://www.xtcradio.com -- Dave Seaman - Capetown - Global Underground 016 Part 1

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elvendude
elvendude
The Elf
Mon, Nov. 8th, 2004 05:36 pm (UTC)

Yeah, when I decided to join the ACLU, I had to accept the fact that all points of view, all free speech, all opinions deserve to be legally protected, not just mine. But that doesn't stop me from desiring to set things on fire or kick them over, all the same.


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caitsonion
Ginger Attack
Mon, Nov. 8th, 2004 10:38 pm (UTC)

oh wow i saw that there was a display but i didnt bother to check it out... thats horrible. i kind of wish i'd seen how they did it though. what was it like?


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deskitty
deskitty
Des
Tue, Nov. 9th, 2004 12:35 am (UTC)

It was a pretty big display, they had a mock church setup with cardboard cutouts walking down the aisle, and behind that a large sign. I don't remember the wording on the sign, though, and I don't trust myself to paraphrase it accurately.

Hopefully somebody got pictures and perhaps it will show up in the paper tomorrow ...


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