To paraphrase Elder Mikey, "Captain Moroni is Money". Over the top? Maybe. Clever? Absolutely.
As a service to all, I've waded through hundreds of comments posted on the Orange County Register On-line. No need for you to waste your time. My observations follow:
- The No folks say nothing will change in our schools.
- The Yes folks believe it is not only likely, but probable our kids will be taught something about same sex marriage based on field trips to a lesbian teachers wedding in San Francisco and at least one legal case from MA and another from CA.
- The No folks seem to think that even if children are taught about same sex marriages, it should be no big deal. Let the kids make their own decisions about sexual orientation.
- The Yes folks are more inclined to monitor what is taught about sex and marriage in school and are also more inclined to make decisions for their kids if they think the kids may be too young or inexperienced to make on their own.
- The No folks say equal rights for all and claim re-defining marriage is a 'right'.
- The Yes folks accurately claim that the
- The No folks think the Yes folks are uneducated bigots trying to push their agenda.
- The Yes folks think the No folks are trying to push their agenda – only with less name calling.
- The Yes folks are worried that small businesses like a wedding photographer that chose not to work a same sex wedding could be sued and site one example where the photographer was subject to litigation, even if they have another business willing to do the work. Doctors have already been sued and lost for refusing to perform IVF for a same sex couple, even after offering a competent referral which resulted in the birth of a healthy baby.
- The No folks say nothing will change with in our various churches.
- The Yes folks are worried that churches that refuse to allow access to church facilities for same sex marriage may face legal action, perhaps for hate speech and even risk loosing their tax exempt status (this has already happened in New Jersey).
- Faith Based adoption agencies that refuse to place children into same sex homes may face litigation and be forced to close as happened in MA.
- The strongest argument I see for the No on 8 folks is that many gays feel like second class citizens if they are not allowed to call their domestic partnership - "marriage". While this is a compelling argument, it is not enough. Calling a same sex union 'Marriage' is not a 'Right'.
- At numerous 'Yes on 8' sign events like the one pictured above, The No on 8 slogan of "No to Hate" is often follow by vile profanity and/or and a middle finger. Classy.
- A driver of a Prius is most likely to respond with profanity or a middle finger.
- A driver of a Suburban is most likely to respond with a horn honk and a thumbs up.