This is a drum I beat fairly often, but what the hey. I can't sleep due to thunderstorms.
Wednesday, March 8 – Picket against bigot and gubernatorial candidate Jim Oberweis.
Oberweis, known mainly for his dairies and ice cream shops, is a very rich, very right-wing candidate who lives in popular Illinois imagination mainly due to the most ill-advised anti-immigration campaign commercial ever conceived. The main Republican in this year's gubernatorial primary is the pro-choice, gay friendly Judy Barr Topinka, current state treasurer.
Naturally, an Oberweis must appear to fill the right-wing crazy vaccuum, advocating not only a gay marriage amendment that will never pass, but forcibly removing children from gay households. Yeah, he's fun. Don't let the madness stop you, though. His milk products are delicious.
The GLN has me when they advocate protesting an Oberweis. And yet, in that same e-mail:
Saturday, March 18 – Worldwide day of protests on the 3rd anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.
Whoops, you lost me. I thought the G stood for Gay, not Green. Well, that's a shame. Yet another gay rights group that forgets the entire point of their existence and tosses in with the general left-wing.
Why must gay activists do this? Are they trying to marginalize themselves? There are a lot of people who stand behind them when they speak on Oberweis, then they run off with a bunch of Kossacks and Code Pink types, and the general populace begins associating them with raving lunatics. It's tragic.