Information Wants To Be Free, Ctd.

A reader writes:

Wow....that Google map of Prop 8 donors in California was like a gut punch to me.  I was raised LDS and I have family scattered throughout the Golden State.  To a person, all of them have been extremely loving and kind toward me and my partner of 15 years.  On a lark, though, I zoomed in on the cities and neighborhoods where my relatives live.  What do I find but that one of my own aunts, in San Diego, contributed $200 to the Prop 8 cause last summer.  This same aunt, a good person I honestly believe, has even invited me and my partner to stay with in her family's home. Call me naive, but I'm kind of having trouble wrapping my brain around this seeming contradiction.

And that is surely one useful element of the map. It helps one see whom to engage. And I don't get the fear. If Prop 8 supporters truly feel that barring equality for gay couples is vital for saving civilization, shouldn't they be proud of their financial support? Why don't they actually have posters advertizing their support for discriminating against gay people - as a matter of pride?

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