[Christian Newswire] 23 Oct 2008--In Fresno, a Catholic priest who recently came out to his parishioners asked them to imagine they have just discovered they are gay. "How would you feel when you saw a car with a 'Yes on 8' bumper sticker?" In San Diego, a group opposing Proposition 8 calls itself "Californians Against Hate." In San Jose, two women parked in front of a house that had a large "Yes on 8" banner. They spray painted their own car to turn it into a billboard saying "Bigots Live Here."
Given all these episodes, I would like for the gays and lesbians of California to know what I mean by the "Yes on Proposition 8" sign in my yard. I want you to know what I am saying, and what I'm not saying, by driving around with a "Yes on Prop 8" sticker. Some opponents of Proposition 8 seem to view it as a referendum on whether we like gay people. I do not share this view. From my perspective, it would be tragic for the gays and lesbians of California to believe that every house with a Yes on 8 sign in the yard is inhabited by someone who hates them.