Monday, December 08, 2008

Latest Anti-Prop 8 Stunt: 'Call in Gay' to Work

I could make a crude reference to how Wednesday is also commonly known as hump day, but we like to keep things highbrow around here.

Just the latest in the five-week temper tantrum by the angry, militant gays.

So childish.
Some same-sex marriage supporters are urging people to "call in gay" Wednesday to show how much the country relies on gays and lesbians, but others question whether it's wise to encourage skipping work given the nation's economic distress.

Organizers of "Day Without a Gay" — scheduled to coincide with International Human Rights Day and modeled after similar work stoppages by Latino immigrants — also are encouraging people to perform volunteer work and refrain from spending money.

Sean Hetherington, a West Hollywood comedian and personal trainer, dreamed up the idea with his boyfriend, Aaron Hartzler, after reading online that a few angry gay-rights activists were calling for a daylong strike to protest California voters' passage last month of Proposition 8, which reversed this year's state Supreme Court decision allowing gay marriage.
It isn't clear who a comedian would call in gay to, but let's humor them.
Hetherington said he has been careful to design A Day Without a Gay — he came up with the name after the film "A Day Without a Mexican" and liked it because it rhymed — so no one feels excluded or threatened.

He has specifically urged high school students not to walk out of their classes and assured college students they won't be disloyal to the cause if they go ahead and take their final exams.
Gee, that's awfully magnanimous of him, making sure the kids get their education.

Though this does create some dilemmas for the non-angry gay community. What happens if a heterosexual happens to come down with a bug that day? Should they call work pretending to be gay or use a plain old sick day? Can they pretend to be a gay Mexican? What if they're a Mormon? Will that cause confusion?

So many questions, so few answers.

Better yet, how about everyone grow up, move on with their lives and stop being such a nuisance?

I mean, how many people can get run over by the mob's bus before things start getting out of hand?

Thanks to Hot Air, Ace and protein wisdom for the links.

Update: According to Hot Air, things may not quite be going according to plan. Heartbreaking, isn't it?

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