View Full Version : Anti-Gay News Conference Takes Hilarious Turn

Cyranno DeBoberac
11-19-2009, 02:51 AM
Seen in another forum....


Summary: Group of Conservative Clergy protests outside the Justice Department to in hopes of getting arrested so they can challenge the newly expanded hate crimes law. But nobody gets violent, or threatens violence, so nobody gets arrested. Members of the group speak, but end up speaking in opposition to, well, nothing, because the law they think they're protesting -- the law that would "silence" them for their speech and beliefs -- doesn't really exist.

But the real fun came at the end:

What followed the press conference was not an arrest, but a counter-demonstration when gay protesters took over the lectern to hold their own news conference:

"We're here to say, my love is legit!" announced David Valk, an organizer of the National Equality March for gay rights.

Another speaker, Ian Thomas, went to the microphone and announced: "I was created a bisexual male. Just like many figures in the Christian Bible, I like boys and girls!"

[organizer Gary Cass of the Christian Anti-Defamation Commission] turned angrily to the AV guy. "We're not on the clock, are we?" He turned with equal anger to Valk. "You guys gonna help us pay for the microphones?"

The gay activist smiled. "God," he said, "works in mysterious ways."

In this case, God took the form of Chuck Fazio, from DC Podiums. Fazio was hired by the religious conservatives to provide the sound system for the event, but upon learning of their cause, he decided to donate his proceeds to the gay rights activists and to give them a chance at the microphone before shutting down the amplifiers.

My response: