GIVE ME A BREAK. Amy Contrada has been harassing and trying to intimidate lots of people, not just GLBT people ever since she started her blog. Yes, Amy is responsible for Massresistance. During her almost 12 months writing her blog she has published countless people's pictures and telephone numbers. She didn't even put up an email address on her blog until only a month or so ago. BTW, have you ever seen all the pictures over at the Article 8 website? They are quite handy with a camera (and a tape recorder I heard!). They have no problem snapping pictures of anyone at events but don't take their pictures, apparently that's intimidating. (Note: I do not publish the addresses or home telephone numbers of anyone on this blog. Anyone posting with such information will be deleted. This has been my policy from the start)
=== 2. Lawsuit is just part of latest assault against Article 8 people by vicious gay movement. But we're not backing down. ===
Over the last few months, homosexual activists have been waging a particularly disgusting campaign to harass and intimidate the Article 8 office.
When challenged, the gay movement rarely attempts to defend their position on its merits. Instead, they pick a few individuals and go after them personally with whatever vicious things they can think of.
They've made a point to go after one of our office volunteers -- Amy. They send Amy horrible pornographic personal email messages. They've also sent her emails threatening her family. They publish her address on their blogs. On two recent occasions, they've stolen Amy's credit card numbers and charged bizarre (i.e., not expensive -- just weird) things to her accounts.
This is the kind of depraved, dangerous people we are up against. And in this week's "Bay Windows" (the Boston-based homosexual newspaper distributed across Massachusetts) they put Amy's name in a front page article. And last week they published where Amy's daughter goes to school. (Does this bother you? Here's one place where Bay Windows gets funding: "DirecTV" buys expensive full-page ads! You can call DirecTV at 1-800-347-3288 or email them here. Let them know why you and your friends will never use their service.)
But Amy is a role model to all of us. Sure, this is all very scary and unnerving. But Amy's not backing down. She's not going to let them think they can do this to everyone!!
Bay Windows also put my picture on their front page this past week, with an incendiary article, in an effort to intimidate me. But that won't work either.
And some of it is really obsessive. For instance, they went on dozens of web sites and registered "Artie Eight" for everything from mortgage requests to auto loans to travel brochures, and even magazine subscriptions. But think about it -- in general, it's relatively easy to throw away junk mail, or tell a mortgage company that their call is a mistake -- compared to the time it must take to go onto a web site and fill out a form with all the required information. Imagine someone actually taking the time to do that. That's how obsessed and, yes, sick some of these people are.
Be not afraid.
Bay Windows actually printed her name! Imagine, a newspaper actually printing the news (call Fox News!) because a reporter recognized her from a hearing AND the "Love Won Out" conference AND Massresistance: The Radio Show and put 3 and 3 together. (You notice how Article 8 never mentions Amy arguing with the police at the conference? Read the Bay Windows article)
And now they are blaming "homosexual activists" for stealing her credit cards and charging bizarre things to her accounts. Are you sure the charges weren't hers? This is the woman who was writing about how children learn about sex from listening to their parents do it in the next room.
As for the problem of spamming people with email addresses, join the club. Your anti-gay minions has been doing that to us for years. If it's happening to you, its because your people taught us how to do it. Now I have to go and read my American Family Association, Family Research Council and Liberty Council email updates that someone put my name on. Thanks to whoever you are, I love reading about bigots in the morning with my orange juice, how did you know?