Down on the Corner
Overheard on the street corner this morning:
Tom [to no one in particular]: “How does Proposition 8 mean freedom of religion?”
Man holding “Yes on 8” sign [steps forward]: I’d like to explain it to you. The Catholic Church is no longer free to operate its adoption services because Massachusetts required it to place children with gay and lesbian couples.”*
Tom: Publicly funded adoption services, but aren’t you asking for a law to be passed for everyone that is based upon your particular religious beliefs?
Man: “Well, that’s true.”
Woman holding a “Yes on 8” sign: “You people keep stealing our signs.”
Mike: “Do you mean me? I don’t steal signs. You realize that No on 8 signs are being stolen too, don’t you?”
Woman [looks skeptical]: “You people have stolen three signs from me.”
Man holding a “Yes on 8” sign: “It is illegal for you to stand on the median.”
Woman holding “NO on 8” sign: “It is? A sheriff just drove by and didn’t say anything.”
Man [pulls out cell phone]: “Hello, I’m calling to report a protester standing on the median. [Pauses and listens.] I’m calling because it isn’t safe for her to stand there.”
Woman holding a “Yes on 8” sign: “I really hope that if we lose those gays and lesbians don’t rub it in our faces by celebrating in the streets with one of those parades.”
*Here is a link to an article de-bunking this and other myths.