Aiding and Abetting Gay Activist Vigilantes
The activist gay message to California voters is don’t donate, don’t vote, or we’ll come after you.
The L.A. Times website has put online a searchable directory of Proposition 8 donors that is being used to target and intimidate voters. This search tool is providing names of good people to gay rights activists all over the state. Not only does this index provide your personal name, city and zip code, but it also includes your employer and position. The L.A. Times is providing information on any donor, even donors of petty pocket change.
Just this week, lists like this were used by gay activists to target a man in Sacramento who gave money to the marriage campaign out of his own private funds. Scott Eckern lost his job at Music Circus because of the threats and intimidation used against the business he’d been with for the last 25 years.
Another victim, Margorie Christoffersen, a manager of Coyote Mexican Cafe in L.A. was harassed and intimidated over her $100 donation to the marriage initiative. Coyote was pressured into giving 10,000.00 to pro gay causes in order to avoid a boycott, that is threatening to continue.
These databases are public information, but given how they are currently being used, to thwart, stifle and intimidate voters and donors, the L.A. Times should pull down their directory to prevent it from being used to target fellow Californians.
Having an opinion is not against the law. Donating to a cause is not against the law. Punishing neighbors, friends and businesses for their participation in the electoral process is unconscionable.
–In Los Angeles, the Times lost more than 40,000 daily copies. Daily circulation there was down 5.1% to 773,884. Sunday declined 6.0% to 1,101,981. Let them know how you feel. Perhaps they’ll listen.
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