Friday, November 07, 2008
Is this the new Stonewall Rebellion?
Thousands of same-sex marriage supporters stormed the Mormon Temple near Beverly Hills yesterday. They targeted the Mormon Church because it raised most of the money for Proposition 8 campaign to ban same-sex marriage. I was shocked at the protestors’ rage when I saw the protest on the local news last night here in L.A. I found the news video to post here because the written news reports fail to capture the deep rage of the glbt community. I’ve never seen a mob of queers storm a church before. This may be a turning point, like the Stonewall Rebellion that launched the gay rights movement in 1969. That historic moment was barely reported at the time. This may be a turning point. This protest was not like the old days where we used to sing, “We are a gentle, angry people.” Now we are an angry, angry people. P.S. For those who wage war with words, click here to visit WOW Report’s info on how to report the Mormons to the IRS to get their tax-exempt status revoked for violating the separation of church and state.