At least they're all "on message" over there on the edge of religious-right-wingnut land. This morning we had Mr. Hannson from the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty comparing Prop 8 protests to Al Qaeda ... now, this just in from the Human Rights Campaign: Pat Boone equating anti-Proposition 8 protesters with the terrorists of Mumbai in India.
In the commentary titled “Hate is hate, in India or America,” which can be viewed here, Pat Boone writes, “let me ask you: Have you not seen the awful similarity between what happened in Mumbai and what's happening right now in our cities?”
“What troubles me so deeply, and should trouble all thinking Americans, is that there is a real, unbroken line between the jihadist savagery in Mumbai and the hedonistic, irresponsible, blindly selfish goals and tactics of our homegrown sexual jihadists."
Read more here.
Here's the response I gave to Episcopal Cafe about this sad
"It is patently irresponsible to equate the actions of American citizens in the streets peacefully protesting discrimination against gay and lesbian people with terrorists in Mumbai or anyplace else. What we are seeing are the same tactics used by the "Yes on 8" campaign here in California to create a fear based response to misinformation in order to continue to marginalize gays and lesbians. That someone of Pat Boone's stature would sink to this level is deeply disturbing and flies in the face of the new spirit of hope and cooperation we look forward to with a new administration in Washington. He should be ashamed of himself."