The Becket Fund for Religious (sic, sick) Liberty and other fundamentalist and right-wing religious (sic) groups and individuals took out a full-page ad in the New York Times basically claiming that they are victims of mob persecution because of their Yes on Prop 8 stands and actions. Suddenly they are targets of violence. Here’s their headline plea:
No, they are not targets of violence. They are well chosen targets of peaceful, non-violent protest.
These people who lead the mob to take away my rights want to be protected and pitted because now say they are victims of mob violence.
Have you no decency?
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) reports:
… members of the Human Rights Campaign’s Religion Council responded forcefully to a full-page ad in the New York Times that implies there is an organized attempt to foment mob intimidation and violence toward the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints due to its actions dehumanizing lesbian and gay people in the recent election campaign, particularly in California around passage of Proposition 8, which stripped gay families of the right to a civil marriage. The ad was sponsored by NoMobVeto.org, a project of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
The HRC is organizing to stop this latest set of self-serving lies with a Demand the Truth Campaign. They’re suggesting that we write letters and respond to the false victim claims from the intolerant religious (sic) right.
It doesn’t seem enough. But, it’s a step. Probably one that the bigots would consider violent.