Apparently, they’ve taken a page from their comrades on the right in a desperate attempt to raise funds. (What does Camenker do for a living again?)
Sadly, there are real professionals out there effectively using gay marriage (and Hillary Clinton, and the word “liberal”) as real money makers. Indeed, when it looked like abortion wouldn’t pay the mortgage anymore, the right held a summit to figure out how to keep their base scared enough to keep sending them money. (See, Kirkpatrick, David D., Conservatives Using Issue of Gay Unions As a Rallying Tool.” New York Times, (February 8, 2004).)
Luckily, Article 8 are not professionals. Faced with desperate financial straits, Article “It's hard to make it any clearer: We REALLY need your financial support at this time” 8 has attempted to take a page from right’s book by scaring its base (all 15 of them) by concocting a homosexual conspiracy with their own Amy as the poor heroine. A regular Lady Liberty.
Apparently, we homosexuals have conspired with the Acton Police, the Attorney General, the Goodridge plaintiffs, and the entire Massachusetts Bar Association to break into her home in order to leave messages in the dust on her dusty table. Now, please do not misunderstand me (or, in Article 8’s case, distort what I write) --- breaking and entering is a crime and every person, including Ms. MassResistance, has the right to be safe and secure in their home --- but making Ms. Resistance out to be the embattled heroine to raise money; well, someone call Julie Andrews because I feel a musical coming on.
As I started this post, follow the money. Article 8’s principal and primary reason for existence is removal of the Justices; and even its sympathizers are realizing that that is never going to happen. (Another legislative session closed without even taking up Rep. Goguen’s bill.)
As the fringe few become even more desperate to hold on, they will need to find more and more reasons to be relevant. This show’s becoming to look more and more like Sunset Blvd every day:
All right, Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up.