A week ago a team of hate mongers went through the nieghborhood passing out yard signs for proposition 8. This is a tactic to divide our community agaist one another. They don't care because they don't live here.
Proposition 8 seeks to take away the right of gay people to get married, a right we already have. Instead of the traditional definition of marriage as being between two people in love, prop 8 would narrow marriage to two people of opposite sex whether they love eachother or not. Such a law would make cold, barren marriages between people with only a passing interest in procreation the norm instead of a loving bond between two people dedicated to the furtherance of each others' lives and the community they live in.
"The California Supreme Court held that "marriage is ... something more than a civil contract subject to regulation by the state; it is a fundamental right of free men ... Legislation infringing such rights must be based upon more than prejudice and must be free from oppressive discrimination to comply with the constitutional requirements of due process and equal protection of the laws" (Perez v. Sharp (1948) 32 Cal.2d 711, 714-715). The California Supreme Court explained that "the right to marry is the right to join in marriage with the person of one's choice" (Id., at p. 715)."
Using their own yard signs as a template, I decided I would seek to defuse the anti-gay rhetoric by poking fun at them with ...the Village People! If you are going to be gay...be GAY!
Anyone can spread hate. It's old news. Inclusivity and tolerance is the hard work of civilization. Anger and bigotry is easy.
I'm ready to make a difference in the world. Are you?
Step 1: The first step of guerilla warfare...use your enemy's strengths against him!
The first tenant of guerilla warfare is to use your enemy's strengths against them. In this case they have flooded our neighborhood with banners. They are easily recognizable. Lets use the recognition against them, shall we?
The logo at the top of the "Yes On 8" banner will do nicely.
However, gay people have a much more fabulous group to put on our banner!
It's fun to stay at the...Y..M ..C ..A!