While the Pentecostals spoke in tongues, we lit candles and marched for equality. We win.
On Saturday, the backers of Prop 8 and a bunch of Pentecostal wackadoos piled into Qualcomm Stadium to speak in tongues and make up horror stories about gays and lesbians, all for something called TheCall. How many people were going to be there? I kept seeing the number 40,000. That’s a lot of hate in one place. In response, the No on 8ers decided to have a candlelight vigil and a small rally. I went to the latter, and I heard they expected about a thousand folks to come and shine a little light.
Well, if you’re not obsessively reading the news on Prop 8 as I am, you may not have heard that possibly as few as 5000 people heard TheCall and as many as 6000 showed up to light candles, hear Mayor Sanders and his daughter speak, and then march down University Avenue in a show of support. That last part was when we all realized that there were a lot more than 1000 people there. We completely took over the street. The video I have posted above really captures the experience: It was amazing. Click through the pic, and you’ll find my Flickr set from that night. Rex Wocker has some great pictures and a good write-up here. Here’s his post on TheCall. Bless his heart for going.
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