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State Marriage Campaigns are Targets of Intimidation Tactics

Excerpted from State Marriage Campaigns are Targets of Intimidation Tactics, by Pete Winn, published Oct 12, 2006, by CitizenLink:

People in Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin are just 26 days away from deciding the fate of amendments to protect marriage.

In Wisconsin, proponents of traditional marriage find themselves the target of intimidation and harassment tactics utilized by their opponents, according to Julaine Appling, executive director of the Wisconsin Family Research Institute — and a leader of the Vote Yes for Marriage campaign…

Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth…said what is happening in Wisconsin is happening in other places as well.

“Gay activism has an ‘end-justifies-the-means’ mentality,” he said. “You just have to shake it off and go on your way, because we cannot let these thugs intimidate us from doing what’s right.”

LaBarbera said threats against defenders of traditional marriage seem to come with the territory — he’s had more than his share.

“It’s very sad to me that a movement which espouses tolerance,” he said, “would harbor so many people who are willing to use ugly, evil means to achieve their goal of victory.”

Continue reading at CitizenLink…

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