Thursday, October 23, 2008

My sign waving experience...

As the election draws closer I become more passionate about Proposition 8 passing. I see friends on Facebook adamantly opposing the amendment and that's ok. We're all entitled to our opinions and beliefs.

However yesterday I waved signs with several people from my ward and while I'd say the majority of cars passing by were in favor, there were quite a few that were opposed and downright nasty about it. I was called a Bi*ch, I was flipped off, cussed at and if looks could kill I'd be dead, real dead. I'm not upset over it at all, I mean hey I asked for it! I just wonder why people have to act that way. They don't know me. We are NOT anti-gay!! We are PRO-marriage! It's just so ironic because here they think we are filled with "hatred" against homosexuals (which is SO NOT THE CASE!!!) but they are expressing THEIR extreme hatred against people who feel differently than they do. Interesting and not the best way to get your point across.

So I say if you live in California and have the opportunity to wave signs in favor of Proposition 8..go for it! It was fun and we had a lot of support from people from all walks of life!

10 comments:

The Greenwoods said...

Good for you Carly!! I should be out there with you!

On a side note: I always find it ironic that individuals who require that we, as a society, should show tolerance and compassion towards a particular behavior or viewpoint, often do not reciprocate that same compassion for those don't agree with them. (If that made any sense to you!) I guess it's only a one-way street for them!
Thanks for being brave and standing up for what you believe in! You inspire me....

Morgan and Derek said...

GO CARLY! You are awesome. Wave those signs babe!

Kara said...

Good for you!! Honestly, I think that's awesome. I had another friend that did it and said basically the same thing as you did, with name calling,etc. and how it's not about hating them, it's about being pro-marriage.

Carolyn said...

Yeah Carly!!!! If I lived down there I would totally go wave signs with you. I think it's awesome!

Bree & Lance said...

I wish I could be there to wave them with you....except I might be too tempted to yell back. Probably not the best idea. This thing better pass, because if it doesn't we might be changing our minds about moving back to Cali. Thanks for workikng so hard!

jenbulkley said...

My sister had a similar experience the other night. Just like the conference center in Salt Lake, we never offend people, but for some reason they have act so ridiculous! Its great what you are doing!

Jen.Steve.Joe said...

I wish I could hold signs! My mom says people are everywhere...I feel like my phone calls aren't enough, but I think I would be dead if I took a sign out in our area, that's probably why our stake is working outside the city :)

Jill Newbold said...

I know, seriously! I'm excited. Nervous to make another huge change, but excited. And I'll have friends again! YAY! hahaha

Martha said...

Way to go Carly. Your family is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!
Martha Lichtenberg

Jill Newbold said...

Seriously - I wash my hair as little as possible!!

It's the way he looks at her. I just die like every time! SO amazing. And yeah, nothing else is that phenomenal. I guess that's what romantic comedies will do to you!

LW

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