NEW BEDFORD Â About 100 people rallying at City Hall in support of efforts to place on the ballot a constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage yesterday were confronted by double their number in opponents.Imagine that, the truth? Sadly, it's all too rare in newspapers today.
Some other interesting information from the article:
- Bishop George Coleman thinks the nearly 10,000 gay marriages in this state are " a fiction created by the Supreme Court." Then again, he also thinks my my mother and father are still married, despite the fact that they were divorced more than 20 years ago, while my father's remarried with two more children...
- Catholics like Coleman are alienating more and more people every day with their hateful views, such as "Dolores and Arthur Vasconcellos, married 51 years, parents of six and practicing Catholics," who just so happen to have a gay son. I'm sure Mr. and Mrs. Vasconcellos would be much happier with the Church if it could stop focusing on destroying their son's happiness and actually spend the bulk of their PR efforts on core Catholic causes.
- No one should go to the Shawmut Diner in New Bedford, or any other Phil Paleophobogoat businesses. He was the final speaker at Team Homophobia's "rally" and the rudest, loudest, most obnoxious of all. He doesn't deserve the business of any fair-minded individuals; try places like Cafe Arpeggio, Riccardi's or No Problemo for good food at good prices without all the homophobia (no one will have to suffer Phil's company at those places).
- Rep. Stephen R. Canessa, William M. Strauss, Antonio F.D. Cabral and Sen. Mark C. W. Montigny need calls of thanks for supporting marriage equality. Thanking them will make sure they don't cave into any perceived pressure by Team Homophobia in the months and years to come.
Update: Click Here for some photos of the event taken by Sims.