Or, What’s in a name?
Here is another baby step to losing all of our personal freedoms and right to privacy as a free American citizen.
The truth is that the Gay Agenda is trying to scare straight American Christians in NOT voting against gay marriage, adoption or foster parenting. According to the The Boston Globe in 2006, the campaign has attracted controversy and opponents are reported as saying that “it’s real purpose is to intimidate”. Likewise in 2009 in The Seattle Times, Larry Stickney of the group Protect Marriage Washington reportedly accused the homosexual lobby of adopting “hostile, undemocratic, intimidating tactics“. As well in 2009 Associated Press reported via abc40 news that the Arkansas Family Council may ask lawmakers to block the release of this information on the grounds that it violated the rights to privacy of those who signed the petitions.
KnowThyNeighbor, the gay rights organization that drew national attention for posting online the names of over half a million anti-gay petition signers in Massachusetts and Florida, announced today that it has posted the names of over 83,000 Arkansas citizens who signed an anti-gay adoption and foster care petition in 2008. The names are accessible in a searchable database.
KnowThyNeighbor.org’s efforts in Arkansas led to exposing the signature of Wal-Mart CEO Mike Duke as one of the people who signed the petition to put an anti-gay adoption ban on the ballot in Arkansas.
From the New York Times: Opponents of releasing the names, led by Protect Marriage Washington, the group behind the referendum, say gay rights groups are threatening free speech by intimidating petition signers. James Bopp Jr., the lead lawyer for the group, filed affidavits from people who said they felt threatened for taking their position on the issue. Larry Stickney, the campaign manager of Protect Marriage Washington, has also complained of feeling threatened, he said.
And heterosexual conservative Christians hate and are judgmental? The nature of HATE is from the LGBT’s thinking that publishing names of those that signed petitions against the Gay Agenda in any facet will make us stop campaigning against what is a crime against nature, against God, against natural family and Godly marriage.
As in Massachusetts and Florida, KnowThyNeighbor.org expects that many petition signers will be confronted about their actions as their names are discovered on the website by family members, friends, coworkers, customers, and acquaintances.
You should feel threatened by those that want to embarrass Christians (or think they are) for their Godly convictions. In fact, I would call this an act of terrorism against a sect of people that believe in the Word of God as it is written, Holy Spirit inspired, to the world. This is clearly a HATE CRIME against those that believed that their signature and decision was a private matter.