Monday, April 24, 2006

Know Thy One Way

The Cape Cod Times, as reported on Know Thy, has reported that a petition signer of the Protection of Marriage Amendment will not be reappointed to the board of fire engineers because of his assumed beliefs which were conjured up by a selectman from the small Cape Cod town of Truro.

The story is a one hit wonder on Know Thy Neighbors website. Tom Lang, Director of the site, does not see eye to eye when it comes to giving the opponent the same rights that they are steadfastly advocating for.
"It does not change my stance on this particular issue. To most of the people who signed the petition, it WAS about gay marriage. They didn’t necessarily think about the broader ramifications. And even if he did, it is still wrong to persecute a man on the grounds that he is wrong to persecute us. I find that attitude revolting."
Leo Childs, a candidate for reappointment to the board of fire engineers, was turned down the position because Selectman Paul Asher-Best assumed that since Mr. Childs holds a bias against the gay community as a result of signing the petition he was not the best candidate for the job.
''There are a lot of households in Truro headed by gay and lesbian people, and I just need to make sure that they're going to have equal protection and not have people who are biased against them in charge of public safety situations."
Although the other selectman appointed new members to the board based on the belief that they wanted to have "new blood" serving for the town of Truro, Mr. Best and his assumptions of Mr. Childs intentions when signing the petition seemed to motivate his decision more than the candidates resume.
O.K., so Mr. Best did not want a petition signer to be reappointed to the board of fire engineers because he ass-u..& Mr. Childs was against gays. Couldn’t of Mr. Childs signed the petition because he DID support same-sex "marriage" and he wanted the Commonwealth to democratically vote on this issue to potentially put it in the law books? Why do people have to sign the petition and be non-supporters of same-sex "marriage"? I had a handful of people who supported same-sex "marriage" sign the petition this past Fall. Their intention was to finally have a say in what becomes law, not exploit those who participate in democracy as Know Thy Neighbor and MassEquality have done.
Know Thy Neighbor has been described as the following:
'' It discourages actions by anyone to harm a person ''for exercising their democratic right to sign the petition.''
Really? Is that why Know Thy Neighbor and MassEquality had harassed many (look for January 26th press release) who had signed the petition by calling up their place of residence and intimidating people? The whole idea that 'everyone has a right' is not balancing out with the actions these organizations have taken. I think organizations like these are named after streets...ONE WAY!!
Please do not hesitate to leave your comments on the Know Thy Neighbor website at the bottom of the Cape Cod article.


Blogger Tyler Dawbin said...

I'm not that surprised...I can't even begin to imagine what tactics they will be using as this issue presses closer and closer to a vote.

That's when we get to shine, my friend...for Him.

10:25 AM, April 25, 2006  
Blogger SCIA said...

We are leaders by example!

6:20 PM, April 25, 2006  
Blogger Tyler Dawbin said...

Just wondering if you're ever going to give up your anonymity?

10:28 AM, April 26, 2006  

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