Sunday, 31 August 2008

Homosexual Activists Target California Businesses That Support Pro-marriage Proposition

By Thaddeus M. Baklinski

CALIFORNIA, August 29, 2008 ( - An upstart homosexual rights group in California has begun to target not only individuals, but also companies to which they are connected, if they have contributed money to committees that support Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to ban same-sex "marriage" in California.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Californians Against Hate, a new homosexual-rights group, intends to identify and publicize corporate connections to individuals that make significant donations.

Fred Karger, who runs the homosexual group, said he will compile and publish a list which includes the donor's name, employer and the corporate logo of that employer, even if the company itself didn't donate to the Proposition 8 fight.

An example given in the WSJ report involves William Bolthouse, a California philanthropist, who donated $100,000 in March to support Proposition 8.

Calls and emails began to be received by the corporate offices of a company that bears his name, even though he sold it three years earlier.

"I'm not connected to Bolthouse Farms at all," said Mr. Bolthouse.

Jeffrey Dunn, chief executive of Bolthouse Farms, which produces bottled juice, said, "It wasn't us, it's not our fault."

Mr. Dunn said Bolthouse Farms' profits were not affected by the publicity and that his company has made an effort to correct wrong information on blogs that said Mr. Bolthouse still owned a large portion of the company.

Another individual, whose business was targeted by homosexuals in a call-in campaign after he and his family donated $300,000 to support Proposition 8, said the effort was "stupid" and totally ineffectual.

Terry Caster, the owner of A-1 Storage, a self-storage company based in San Diego, said he received a few phone calls a day that petered out after several weeks, and his business wasn't affected.

"To tell a business owner that they can't express their beliefs on an issue is a really stupid thing," said Mr. Caster

Both sides contending this issue see the outcome of Proposition 8 as pivotal in determining which way other states in the US may go in extending marriage rights to homosexuals.


Jemdude's comments:
Homosexuals are the only ones that seem to claim that disagreement equals hate. This is not the case. For example, I can respect a Muslim without being accused of "hate" just because I do not accept Allah and Muhammad as a prophet. I can also respect a co-worker who lives in a common law relationship without having to agree that such a relationship is right. So why do people practicing homosexuality believe that a person who doesn't support their agenda is hating them?


Chino Blanco said...

An estimated 65,500 adopted children are living with a lesbian or gay parent. Gay and lesbian parents are raising four percent of all adopted children in the United States.

An estimated 14,100 foster children are living with lesbian or gay parents. Gay and lesbian parents are raising three percent of foster children in the United States.

Millions of children in the United States have LGBT parents.

You're not denying marriage to "gays" ... you're denying marriage to "parents" - not something to be proud of in my book.

Mexjewel said...

They hate because they do not love, do not want the best for them. Yes, it is a black-and-white thing.

fourvector said...

This has also been my experience. Browsing through the different blogs, I have found that those who support proposition 8 in California are automatically labeled as bigots, hate-mongers, etc. There is no "tolerance" practiced by the opponents of 8 (at least that I have been able to observe).

Jemdude said...

I agree forvector. Homosexuals complain about "hate", but do not practice what they preach and end up hating all those who disagree with them.

I oppose polygamy for example, but that doesn't mean that I hate Muslims and FLDS.

Jemdude said...

clino blanco, just because homosexuals are raising children doesn't mean that they should marry. The Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints believe and practice polygamy, but that doesn't mean that polygamous marriages should be legalized.