Saturday, November 1, 2008
Today, we worked "visibility" with the No-on-Prop8 campaign, holding up signs at a busy intersection near the registrar of voters. The majority of people who responded did so positively with waves and horn-honking, and several passers-by held up marriage certificates, having just been married.
Far fewer responded with ire. One lady made such a face at us that she nearly rear-ended the car in front of her. A motorcyclist chanted Bible verses. A number held "thumbs down". But one old man who was the passenger in a red Miata was so outraged at us that he shouted while he was at the stoplight, so that his face was red and spittle flew. When we chanted "Equality for all!" he shouted "NO! You don't deserve that!" We chanted "Love not hate, vote no on 8" and he screamed "YES! YES ON 8!" it was really scary.
Meanwhile the "Yes on 8" folks put out a lying ad that Obama supports 8, such that the Obama-Biden Campaign had to do a release saying no, they don't. They are now chanting, "Protect free speech" at their events. Excuse me?
Tonight, we will go to a candlelight vigil in downtown San Diego while James Dobson and the Christianist haters pray for our defeat at the stadium.
Wish us well.