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Massachusetts marriage bigots call for 'positive dialogue'

The bible-beaters at the Massachusetts Family Institute have a lot of nerve. After they and former governor Mitt Romney conducted a hateful campaign bleating for the right of “the people” to vote on the civil rights of gays and lesbians, they now expect “dialogue and understanding” from the people who would be made second-class citizens. Balls. (MFI):

MFI and VoteOnMarriage.org – the ballot question committee seeking to advance the Massachusetts marriage amendment – has endeavored to advance a campaign that refrains from name calling and does not denigrate individuals. However, as many political pundits predict, the same sex marriage debate, much like the abortion debate, will be with us for decades and MFI sees a need and an opportunity to work with leaders on all sides to promote justice in the way we discuss our differences.

“The tone and rhetoric around this public policy issue has escalated to a frenzied level, too often with shouting that does nothing promote understanding. Denouncing individuals as bigots does not bring people with honest differences together. We would like to work with our opponents to raise the quality of the dialogue,” said Kris Mineau, president, Massachusetts Family Institute and spokesman, VoteOnMarriage.org

…Even as this initiative beings to take shape, MFI and VoteOnMarriage.org will continue to urge supporters of the marriage amendment to be respectful of human differences and always maintain a dialogue that affirms the dignity of every person.

No, it sounds like you don’t like the bigot label being applied where it belongs. How on earth is MFI’s campaign to undo marriage equality in the Bay State affirming the dignity of gays and lesbians? When you give us the right to vote on your marriage, drop us a line.

H/t, Laurel.

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