Monday, February 2, 2009

Radical homosexuals launch a campaign of hate against California's Proposition 8 supports which defined marriage as between one man and one woman

It is expected that discrimination, harassment and intimidation will continue after a federal judge denied a request to keep private the names of donors to the cause. The judge's ruling upheld California's campaign finance law, which specifies that information on political campaign donations be made public.

Douglas McDermott, president of McDermott Financial and Insurance in Sacramento, donated $15,000 to the Prop. 8 campaign in September. While his business hasn't been targeted, McDermott said some angry callers have left threatening messages. "You get telephone calls, you get threats," McDermott told "Ask anyone — If you've donated, your name is published everywhere, all over California. That's what's happening."

Another donor, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of reprisals, said employees at his California real estate development and investment company received an anonymous e-mail in October outing him as someone who gave $30,000 to support Proposition 8. "Did you know you work for a judgmental bigot? I know I could not work for someone who encourages bigotry and hate," the e-mail read. "Something like that isn't the nicest thing to get when you come into the office on a Monday," the executive told "Another fellow left a message on my voicemail saying, 'What goes around comes around, and now you're going to experience the comes around part. Have fun.'

Both men said they're worried that the harassment will continue in the wake of Thursday's ruling by U.S. District Judge Morrison England. Attorneys for the Prop 8 campaign have indicated they plan to appeal. An official for the Yes on 8 campaign has said another 1,600 donors will be put at risk with the release of the reports on Monday.

Brian Brown, executive director for the National Organization for Marriage California, said stopping the disclosure of smaller donors is the group's "main concern." The names of major donors already have been disclosed on the secretary of state's Web site. "I am worried that more threats and intimidation is going to occur because of [the judge's] decision," Brown said. "But this isn't the end of the line." Brown said he's particularly troubled by a Web site that shows a map of donors, how much they donated and when.

These are things that should not happen in a democracy. People should not be harassed for their beliefs about marriage. People shouldn't have to choose between their safety and supporting what they believe in.



Anonymous said...

Secular Heretic said...

Thanks anonymous, I take it you reject violence against other people. I think most people do, at least the people I know do. By releasing the names of those who supported Proposition 8, there is the possibility that they will become victims of violence. Something that most of us do not want. More violence.

Anonymous said...

If your goal is to eliminate incitement to violence at any cost, then by all means burn all Bibles. The Bible incites ritual murder against gays. And gays have been and still are murdered because of it.

The campaign finance laws in California which require this disclosure were passed by in a referendum just like proposition 8.

In the wake of the passage of Prop 8, social conservatives have gang raped one of us and put another in the hospital for opposing proposition 8.

Euripides said...

One of the sad parts about the court decision is that it will embolden the homosexual activists to be even more divisive and intolerant of pro Prop 8 donors. H8 indeed! We've all seen who's got the H8 in this country - the rabid left.

Heritage Internet Technologies said...

Gays are constants targets of hate see todays news,0,5198100.story

A few wealthy men used their freedoms and put their money where their mouth is, and are using their freedom of speech, and now they are being reminded that freedom of speech goes both ways!

Homosexuals like myself do not like what they have to say, and they do not like what I have to say, but luckily we live in a place where we both get to say what we want to say!

Daniel said...

"By releasing the names of those who supported Proposition 8, there is the possibility that they will become victims of violence."

I am sure, S.H., that you feel exactly the same way when anti-abortion-rights individuals release the names of those who perform abortions (rolls eyes).

Secular Heretic said...

Making a financial donation or taking part in a vote is a personal affair.

Working as an abortionist is a public affair since you are working with the public, open to any customers.