And just when you thought it was safe to go back into society, we get Proposition 8.
Religious leaders, still operating under the wedge tactics of the NeoCons, have manged to succeed where both GOP Presidential and Congressional candidates have failed: they've restarted the "Us against Them" program in America.
Over the boneheaded Proposition 8 ballot question in California, protesters are now standing outside of churches across the country and yelling at parishioners. Most of whom could care less about the vote, and many actually are against it.
But because of the furor and "otherness" of the protesters, the whole congregation moves closer together. They feel as if they're under attack by a force that means to destroy their group. They become single-minded, and may even change their once open minds, in groupthink, to reflect what they're leadership tells them. And if it's anti-gay... you can guess the rest.
Remember 9/11? That's what happened to our Country.
I'm not saying that Proposition 8, having received massive funding by religious organizations, especially the Mormons, is not a huge leap backwards in the progression of Individual Rights to our Citizens, I'm just saying the results that protesting will achieve might just be the exact opposite that were intended.
And by the way Nevada, the Mormon Church was behind the referendum that banned gay marriage in Nevada in 2000. Mormons like Dean Heller and Jim Gibbons were certainly part of the mix in promoting that fateful decision. If you'd like to do something productive, why don't you start working on unelecting both of those two, and create a petition to reverse our own laws. The last time I checked, Reno and Las Vegas were not in California.
Waving signs and lighting candles does nothing. It might be fun and seem important, but people, it's a waste of time and energy. Laws are changed by legislators and referendums, not by chanting in the streets.