Join the Impacton November 15, 2008 at 12:30 PM
Rights Aren’t Just For The Righteous!
I (along with an estimated 3,000 others) attended the Austin area’s Join the Impact rally and instead of writing something clever here, I’m going to ask you to look at the pictures (click to see them engorge), and listen to the speakers talk from the heart about how much it means for them to get married, not only as citizens of the United States, but as tax-paying citizens of the United States. One this I will say is that they were classier than I would have been. They asked that certain groups not be demonized nor targeted for their beliefs, whereas I would have laid blame where blame belongs. Nevertheless, “classy”. Two regrets: my camera ran out of juice before I could get a picture of 10-year old Mason becoming Austin’s new Marriage Equality spokesperson and my not making a sign that would have read Atheist 4 the REAL Jesus. [audio:http://www.orthocomics.com/files/National%20Day%20of%20Protest%20(Austin).mp3]
And because there always has to be one representative from the Other Side, here is the lone Christian protester, carrying a roughly-hewn cross to show his fealty to a god that doesn’t exist as he thinks He exists. Get stuffed, lone protester. Get stuffed.
Other sites about Austin:
The Bilerico Project
Warren and Derrick
More as I find them…