Monday, October 3, 2005

True Lies

There's an article in Today's GLOBE about "Discrimination Against Gay Couples Sunday" which was held at churches in the Commonwealth yesterday. The Anti-gay group that is sponsoring the amendment hopes to get about 120,000 signatures. Raymond L. Flynn, a former mayor of Boston and Vatican ambassador whose name appears on the petition as one of its chief sponsors of the anti-gay initiative appeared at the Cathedral in the South End.
By Nov. 23, they hope to have far more than the 65,825 certified signatures needed to advance the amendment toward the statewide ballot.
''We're a good third of the way there," said Larry Cirignano, executive director of, a Boston-based group that is helping to coordinate the effort. He was at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston's South End yesterday, where scores of parishioners signed their names to the petition. ''This has been great. It's a good start. There's no question we're going to have the numbers."
Really?! A good start? Wow, how things change in a few weeks.
''We have a high level of confidence, and it's going to be a fun time," said Kris Mineau, president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, a group leading the initiative effort. ''It will energize our base. . . . Our strategy is to let the people vote."

That was when they expected to get ALL their signatures in this past weekend. Although now it seems like they have to pay to get people to sign their petitions. And look that their quotes, "This has been great", "it's going to be a fun time" there probably haven't been people so happy that they were discriminating against people since the last KKK rally.

Well, I'm sure their get signatures, however, they believed that they would have done it all yesterday, I'm sure they are getting nervous. When more than 1000 people show up for a pastor's last mass (and this pastor advocates for equal treatment of ALL people) and it doesn't say how many appeared at the Cathedral to hear the bigot O'Malley you know something is up. O'Malley hardly ever appears at the Cathedral anymore and there are usually only a dozen or so people at the church. I'm betting that once again, the Cathedral had only a handful of people there and it's an embarrassment to the Bishop.

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