Gary Randall, a leader of the campaign to put Referendum 71 on the ballot and a man with his own political troubles, recently posted a blog entry that touched on an article I wrote about people who funded the measure to take rights from gay couples. Their contact information is public record so I called them. Since Washington's domestic partnership laws have zero impact on what straight couples are doing, I very politely asked the first four people I reached the same questions: Why did you help fund this initiative and, as a gay, do you hate me? The answers were, um, very enlightening. "My main reason is that I don't want our state to, well, to put it bluntly, I don't want our state to legalize sodomy," one of the donors told me.
But what seem may seem like fair discourse with people who had put themselves into the political arena, struck Randall differently:
It is also a matter of record that Dominic Holden has already harvested names of donors from the PDC records of Protect Marriage Washington and called their homes, confronting them with questions about their support of natural marriage. Some confronted were elderly and not prepared for that kind of confrontation in the privacy of their own home.
Please take note, America: If you're trying to take rights away from gay couples, you're supporting nature; if you call someone and politely ask them a question, you are confronting them in the sanctity of their homes.