Saturday, April 21, 2007

So Much News So Little Time

This has been a week of highs and lows.

The week started with Brian Camenker's favorite adjectives: "horrific and chilling." Yes, Massresistance, THOSE are the adjectives that describe the events that happened in Virginia. Although I could never imagine Massresistance using those words to describe anything horrible. They're still talking up the 2nd Amendment on their sites.

It does make me wonder where Virginia has its priorities when they can craft a constitutional amendment to destroy any kind of contract or agreement between same sex couples yet also allow people, who have been committed to hospitals for psychiatric reasons, to buy firearms (interesting side note I learned this past week: you can buy one firearm a month in Virginia). "No Gay people are allowed to form unions but here's your gun and 50 rounds of bullets" disgusting!

Unbelievable as it is, this all happened days from the 8th anniversary of the Columbine shootings. With all this that happened I thought I couldn't be shocked anymore, well, that is until I received the latest email update from Massresistance:

=== 1. FIGHTING BACK: High school students organizing "Day of Defiance" in several Massachusetts high schools to confront "Day of Silence"! Parents and others also invited to get involved on Wednesday April 25. ===

In Massachusetts the dreaded "Day of Silence" takes place in schools on Wednesday April 25 -- a week later than the rest of the country (because of Patriots Day and school vacation week). And here in Massachusetts, it's not only the parents who've had enough -- it's the students. And they are organizing to fight back. A group is mobilizing for a "Day of Defiance" at five of state's most aggressively pro-homosexual high schools, as all-day events at the same time the Day of Silence is taking place.

"Have they No shame?" In the middle of the nation's pain they are promoting divisiveness and causing more pain among the children.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by these horrific acts this week.

UPDATE: It should come as no surprise to you who exactly is behind this "Day of Defiance" (from the Day of Defiance website, hurry because I can bet they are going to taken it down soon):
The Day of Defiance was initiated by the Massachusetts grassroots conservative groups MassResistance and the Massachusetts Federation of Conservative Bloggers to stand up for taxpaying parents' rights in public education, while also offering an alternative view of the issues to Massachusetts students (a rare occurrence, undoubtedly the first for many).


Marcie said...

I hope the Principals of the schools they are focusing on alert the police to this activity.

It's scary to think that the same people who are always bragging about the 2nd amendment and going "target shooting" are going to be protesting outside our state's high schools.

Marcie said...

R&R for Massresistance
Even the Resistance has to take a breather once in a while. So postings will be sporadic and unpredictable over the next few weeks. We plan to reacquaint ourselves with Henry James, practice our skills so wonderfully protected by the Second Amendment, and maybe take a few day trips to Provincetown. In the meantime, watch for good stuff being posted DAILY on Article 8 Alliance. We will return!

Posted by AMann at 9:30 AM

Hey Bud, this is chilling. If you look at some of those old posts you can see how she makes it appear like she's seperate from Article Hate Alliance.

John Hosty said...

Thanks for posting this. I had no idea this was happening. You'd think that I'd know, but I'm up to my eyes in other work. Let's make sure we all email this site and ask for stickers. We can throw them away once we get them and drain their resources. Aside from that, and of course talking to people as usual, please keep me informed on how we can help. You have my email address, feel free to contact me if you have the time.

Anonymous said...

How long before Amy Contrada starts linking the VA shooting to the "militant homosexual agenda" ? Other so-called "christians" have already linked the shooter to muslim extemist, and as Brian Camenker well knows, all the ills of Massachusetts society can be linked to homosexual marriage if he's given enough time to research it.

Anonymous said...

On their radio infomercial three weeks ago Brian and Ami claimed that the Day of Difiance was being totally organized by students and they had nothing to do with it.

Ami said " how could we be involved this is the first I have heard about the protest.

Big Surprise. They lied!

Anonymous said...

Check out their post on Red Mass Group - supposedly written by a 14 year old. Yeah, I know lots of 14 year olds that write in the style of a 50-something. Please!

Molly said...

Er...I wrote a comment, but maybe you screen them, or maybe Blogger ate it.

If the former, please feel free to ignore this one. If the latter, I have a bit to say about this here (including the fact that their timing seems a bit off from their stated goals):

(Most of the rest of the front page of that blog concerns a recently dead cat, which is depressing.)

Molly said...

Heh, I'm dumb and forgot, even though it's RIGHT THERE, that school vacation week was last week here.

The rest of my post still stands.