Call our very smart Barista Alvin a full-fledged pudit now, as his Pam’s House Blend diary Dear Proposition 8 supporters – You lost because you lied was quoted on Newsweek‘s California Judge Overturns Prop 8:
Don’t take this as gloating, gay blogger Alvin McEwen writes, but it’s pretty clear that Prop 8 was overturned because the claims of supporters, though effective in scaring paranoid voters, simply don’t withstand the scrutiny of the judicial system.
“In the courts, you must defend your position … Your leaders spun false images of avenging hordes for their reluctance to be questioned in the courts about the unprovoked lies they said in pulpits, in speeches, and on commercials. This time, it didn’t work. The court saw through the phony claims and realized something, which I hope that many of you now do-you have no logical reason to either deny us the right to love or to deny us the ability to protect the ones whom we love.”
Alvin’s quote was immediately followed by a Maggie Gallagher — of the National Organization For Marriage (NOM) — quote:
Not only was Judge Walker needlessly inflammatory for imputing bigotry to opponents of gay marriage, his opinion was wrong and will be overturned, says Maggie Gallagher, head of the activist group the National Organization for Marriage. She rehashes the arguments NOM has made all along and vows to continue the fight.
Being cited in an Newsweek article ahead of Maggie…just priceless!
So, so seriously, congrats to Alvin on being a PHB pundit of Newsweek notability!
But more importantly than that, congrats to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community; congrats for the values of human rights, freedom, equality, and justice!
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