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Liberal tolerance

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

As I was preparing to head east for my cruise, I read some accounts of the demonstrations at the Mormon temple in West Los Angeles. There was anger directed at the Mormon Church because it had contributed quite a lot of money to the Yes on 8 campaign. Apparently, Mormons are not the only ones gays are angry with.

It was like being at a klan rally except the klansmen were wearing Abercrombie polos and Birkenstocks. YOU NIGGER, one man shouted at men. If your people want to call me a FAGGOT, I will call you a nigger. Someone else said same thing to me on the next block near the temple…me and my friend were walking, he is also gay but Korean, and a young WeHo clone said after last night the niggers better not come to West Hollywood if they knew what was BEST for them.

This was directed at a gay black guy walking with “No on 8″ buttons with his Korean boy friend.

Al Rantel is a gay conservative talk show host in LA. Periodically, he gets an angry letter from a left winger complaining about something he said on his show and the number of anti-gay comments (like calling him a “faggot”) are amusing. He reads the best of them on the air.

Of course, Hispanics also supported the gay marriage ban but I don’t see as much mention of them. The rest of us are coming in for our share of the “blame.”

There are so many other groups in the exit polling that voted for Prop 8 overwhelmingly (as in, more than 60%):

The elderly (65+)
Republicans
Conservatives
People who decided for whom to vote in October (but not within the week before the election)
People who were contacted by the McCain campaign
Protestants
Catholics
White Protestants
Those who attend church weekly
Married people
People with children under 18
Gun owners
Bush voters
Offshore drilling supporters
People who are afraid of a terrorist attack
People who thought their family finances were better now than 4 years ago
Supporters of the war against Iraq
People who didn’t care about the age of the candidates
Anti-choicers
People who are from the “Inland/Valley” region of California
McCain voters

Let’s see. How many apply to me ?

Anyway, it’s a nice lesson in the tolerance found in those of the left. Sort of like the nasty joke President-elect Obama made about Nancy Reagan at his first press conference.

Oh well, it’s early yet.