Monday, February 16, 2009

When has hatred had enough?

Nothing is more dangerous than a zealot on a mission. And it’s a sure sign of zealotry when someone can’t tolerate ideas, or cultures, or religions other than his own. And forget about human nature! East or west, evangelism of all stripes basically demands that people not be .... people.

Case in point. Creepy Ken Starr, the poster boy for this sort of intolerance, is back already. Not content with the passage of Prop 8, he and his so-called “Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund” have filed legal briefs -- ostensibly to defend the constitutionality of Prop 8 but also, as long as they’re at it, to forcibly divorce 18,000 same-sex couples that were married in California last year. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in this case on March 5, 2009, with a decision expected within the following 90 days.

The Courage Campaign has created a video called "Fidelity," with the permission of musician Regina Spektor, that puts a face to those 18,000 couples and all loving, committed couples seeking full equality under the law. If you have the same response to it that I did, you can help spread the word by sharing it with your friends ASAP -- before the March 2 deadline.

"Fidelity": Don't Divorce... from Courage Campaign on Vimeo.

After you watch the video, if you’re so moved, please join me and over 100,000 people who have signed a letter to the state Supreme Court, asking them to reject Starr's case. Click here for more information. Thanks.

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