Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kentucky Pro-Gay Marriage Signs Destroyed

A motivated supporter of Kentucky Equality Federation and Marriage Equality Kentucky's Marriage Declaration (more) has posted signs around Harlan County in Southern Kentucky to raise awareness of the declaration.

Today however, the 25 year-old supporter contacted Kentucky Equality Federation and reported that his hand made signs (pictured) have been torn down on multiple occasions.

According to the supporter, the signs have been town down by a well known local person.

Is there no room in Harlan County for diversity, tolerance, or equality? Is vandalism, or the destruction of property that belongs to someone else not a crime in the Commonwealth of Kentucky?

To our supporter we leave you with two quotes from very distinguished people who changed our nation:

"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just." - Abraham Lincoln
"Struggle is a never ending process. Freedom is never really won, you earn it and win it in every generation." - Coretta Scott King

To the person removing the signs (who we have also emailed), we leave you with these thoughts:

"The plague of mankind is the fear and rejection of diversity: monotheism, monarchy, monogamy and, in our age, monomedicine. The belief that there is only one right way to live, only one right way to regulate religious, political, sexual, medical affairs is the root cause of the greatest threat to man: members of his own species, bent on ensuring his salvation, security, and sanity." - Thomas Szasz

Remember, a competent and self-confident person is incapable of homophobia. Homophobia is invariably a symptom of emotional insecurity with your own sexuality.


Shelby Huff said...

Sick bastard. What is it about equal rights for everyone that pisses the rest of the world off so bad?

Anonymous said...

thanks for posting this on myspace. i support the person posting these signs and hope he will continue.

Miranda said...

Yea.. I seen some signs in Harlan, and was excited they were even up! Thats terrible that ppl are tearing them down :( I hope society around here improves just a lil.

Loyal Supporter said...

The person doing it is prob. gay him or herself. I love what you said at the end: "Remember, a competent and self-confident person is incapable of homophobia. Homophobia is invariably a symptom of emotional insecurity with your own sexuality." This is a classic posted by KEF President Palmer himself no doubt.

Keep up the good work. I LOVE YOU ALL!

Anonymous said...

I agree with Miranda that society [not only] in Harlan County but in all of Southeastern Kentucky needs to improve. Most people around here are "OK" but overall they need to realize that they are NOT the moral compass of the ENTIRE COMMONWEALTH!

I think some around here click to the belief's of the South when people north of London are a little more liberal since they consider themselves to be part of the Midwest.

Fear not, Kentucky's current Attorney General believes he is the 'supreme moral compass' for Kentucky yet uses words like "bitch" in public at a Christian sponsored event!!!

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