I was hoping that the hysteria over Proposition 8’s passing would start to abate soon – like GayPatriot, I find the reactions by some of the people who are putatively on my side on this one to be appalling – but apparently now it’s escalating into domestic terrorism.
LOS ANGELES – Letters containing a suspicious white powder were sent Thursday to Mormon temples in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that were the sites of protests against the church’s support of California’s gay marriage ban.
The temple in the Westwood area of Los Angeles was evacuated before a hazardous materials crew determined the envelope’s contents were not toxic, said FBI spokesman Jason Pack.
The temple in downtown Salt Lake City, where the church is based, received a similar envelope containing a white powder that spilled onto a clerk’s hand.
Let me put this in terms that the Left will hopefully understand. This is the functional equivalent of calling in a bomb threat to an abortion clinic. You know how you have all those arguments about why that’s a Bad Thing? The panic that it causes among people who might actually be innocent bystanders; the strain it puts on emergency rescue workers that have to worry that today may be The Day Things Go Wrong; the way it traumatizes, angers, and maybe even radicalizes the people who interact with the people that got targeted… you know, those arguments? Yeah, well, they apply here, too. Trust me: getting same-sex marriage approved in this country is going to be enough of an effort without also having to fight the growing impression that we’re all a bunch of screaming lunatics who resort to terror tactics when we don’t get our way.
So stop doing that. It’s wrong.
PS: And for the love of God, President-elect Obama, do something about this. Before it gets worse.