Thursday, June 19, 2008

Maine group drops anti-gay rights push

"Porqoui?", you may ask? From the horse's mouth:

"We're pulling the plug," said Michael Heath, executive director of the Christian Civic League of Maine. Heath said the evangelical group failed to attract voter, volunteer and financial support it needed to continue its campaign.

The group collected only a third of the 15,000 voters' signatures it had set as a goal for primary election day June 10, said Heath. He added said [sic] that potential volunteers "don't want to be aligned with bigotry and homophobia and hatred," tags their opponents had applied to the initiative backers.

Apparently bigotry, hatred and homophobia just don't move product like they used to.