Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Hateful Holidays in New Bedford

Hoping to suck in the gullible and confused, a local anti-gay and anti-same-sex-marriage group is holding rallies in three blue-collar, heavily Catholic communities. This weekend and next, the ironically named Catholic Citizenship is trying the let-the-people-vote slight of hand and fork of tongue.

The idea is to pretend that trying to advance the anti-SSM amendment is really all about democracy and not about anti-homosexual advocacy. According to South Coast Today, one of the group's public policy coordinators, Bea Martins, said that the rally in New Bedford is "not about same-sex marriage" but "standing up for democracy."

The article added:
Bev Baccelli, a member of Marriage Equality Coalition of the SouthCoast, said failure to call the event an anti-gay marriage rally was "disingenuous." "The fact is that this is all about gay marriage," said Ms. Baccelli, a lesbian who married her longtime partner in Canada a year before same-sex marriage became legal in Massachusetts on May 17, 2004.
The rallies will be in New Bedford (the 9th), Springfield (the 10th) and Worcester (the 16th). Speakers will be the likes of conservative Republican Philip C. Paleologos and Kris Mineau, the president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, which sponsored the amendment drive.

Catholic Citizenship has its own set of nefarious links to the likes of Ray Flynn and Larry Cirignano. Democracy and fairness are not exactly what they or the organization are about.

The rally organizers say the point of the orations will be to keep the holiday spirit from muting any anger at legislators who joined to recess the Constitutional Convention until January 2nd. Fie, bah at those who would forget to harrangue those homosexuals just because of the season!

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Ryan said...

Wait a minute, I thought this was a big Rally for the Poor?!

Oh, wait, that's right. The Church is too preoccupied to care about the poor, now that gays can go get Civil Marriages that have nothing to do with the Church.

I'm thinking of going to New Bedford on Saturday to counter-protest, but I'm not sure I want to. If Pride Alliance goes en mass, I will too. I just wouldn't want to go if I only knew there were a few of us. I'm not sure how much I trust them when we don't outnumber them LOL.

Anonymous said...

how delightful! a seasonal ho-ho-homosexual love fest! what was it my 3rd grade teacher used to tell me when i complained that classmate earl was hitting me again? "he only hits you because he likes you"