Archive for October, 2008

Radio Nut Case Michael Savage on Prop 8

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Thank you Media Matters for bringing this to our attention:

Savage: “If you’re insane, hate the family … hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate the church, and hate the synagogue,” you oppose CA gay marriage ban

Summary: On his radio show, referring to a California ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage, Michael Savage stated: “If you’re insane, hate the family, hate man and woman, hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate the church, and hate the synagogue, of course you’re in favor of ‘no’ on Proposition 8.” The next day, Savage said that “people who don’t have families … don’t understand what the family unit is. It’s the strongest bond on Earth, which is why homosexual marriage is such a threat to civilization itself.”

On the October 29 broadcast of his nationally syndicated radio show, Michael Savage said of a California ballot initiative that would amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage, “[T]here’s a ballot initiative on homosexual marriage that is more important than you could imagine. It’s called Proposition 8, and you must vote ‘yes’ if you’re sane. If you’re insane, hate the family, hate man and woman, hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate the church, and hate the synagogue, of course you’re in favor of ‘no’ on Proposition 8.” The next day on his program, Savage stated: “[T]he people who don’t have families don’t understand that, as difficult as family life is, life is impossible without it. They don’t understand that. They don’t understand what the family unit is. It’s the strongest bond on Earth, which is why homosexual marriage is such a threat to civilization itself.”

Media Matters for America has documented Savage’s history of making on-air anti-gay statements. For example, on October 1, Savage
asserted that “the government has no right to force people to accept homosexual marriage. It is why the West is dying. It is why we’re melting down as a nation.” During that broadcast, Savage also said of San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom: “Today it’s the gays, tomorrow it’ll be a man marrying a horse. If he could get elected saying that a man should be allowed to marry a mule — a donkey or a mule, he would do that, too, saying it’s a civil right to marry a mule — that any man should have the right to have sex with an animal, because that’s his right and the animal isn’t complaining about it.” Media Matters also noted that on his June 16 show, Savage said, “It’s not a joke when you pervert an institution like marriage, which is in trouble enough,” and added, “Our children are being destroyed by this.”

Additionally, as Media Matters noted, Savage formerly hosted a television program on MSNBC but was fired after he described a caller as a “sodomite” and told him to “get AIDS and die.” Savage has also repeatedly referred to “the homosexual mafia,” claimed that “the homosexual dance of death” is the “seminal issue of our time,” compared gays to “drug addicts,” and repeatedly called gay parenting “child abuse.”

Talk Radio Network, which syndicates Savage’s show,
claims that Savage is heard on more than 350 radio stations. The Savage Nation reaches at least 8.25 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, making it one of the most listened-to talk radio shows in the nation, behind only The Rush Limbaugh Show and The Sean Hannity Show.

From the October 29 broadcast of Talk Radio Network’s The Savage Nation:
SAVAGE: Now, in the state of California, which leads both for the good and the bad in many ways politically, there’s a ballot initiative on homosexual marriage that is more important than you could imagine. It’s called Proposition 8, and you must vote “yes” if you’re sane. If you’re insane, hate the family, hate man and woman, hate your mother and father, hate the Bible, hate the church, and hate the synagogue, of course you’re in favor of “no” on Proposition 8, which is where most of the Democrat politicians are, because they are exactly what you think they are.

From the October 30 broadcast of The Savage Nation:

SAVAGE: What it is, is that a family man knows that life is filled with briars and stones and this and that, and that the — they have — the people who don’t have families don’t understand that, as difficult as family life is, life is impossible without it.
CALLER: Yes, yes. On Daryl –
SAVAGE: They don’t understand that. They don’t understand what the family unit is. It’s the strongest bond on Earth, which is why homosexual marriage is such a threat to civilization itself.
—H.D.

News, News, News & More News on CA Against Hate

Friday, October 31st, 2008

KFMB (CBS – TV) San Diego — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q70tRZ9EDlc&eurl=http://www.couragecampaign.org/page/s/StopTheLies

Philadelphia Inquirer —
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20081028_Bryn_Mawr_couple_back_Calif__gay-marriage_ban.html

Grand Rapids News —
http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/10/local_money_fights_gay_marriag.html

Philadelphia Bulletin —
http://www.thebulletin.us/site/index.cfm?newsid=20180999&BRD=2737&PAG=461&dept_id=576361&rfi=8

Philadelphia Gay News —
http://epgn.p2ionline.com/Flip/Sitebase/index.aspx?adgroupid=149509&view=double&pageno=1&webstoryid=15574502

Michigan Pride Source —
http://www.pridesource.com/article.shtml?article=32757

Blogs

Jewish Atheist — http://jewishatheist.blogspot.com/2008/10/mormons-dominating-fight-against-gay.html

Lateral Link —
http://www.mormonlawyers.com/2008/10/for-mormons-californias-prop-8-battle.html

Michael-In-Norfolk —
http://michael-in-norfolk.blogspot.com/2008/10/mormons-bankroll-antigay-marriage.html

World-Press Weblog —
http://achievementgap.wordpress.com/2008/10/24/dishonor-roll-top-11-yes-on-prop-8-donors/

Dude In DC — http://dudeindc.blogspot.com/2008/10/old-white-men-mormons-and-prop-8.html

On Line Medical Help —
http://mckinziebobby.livejournal.com/50313.html

Gay Mormon Dad — http://gaymormondad.blogspot.com/2008/10/mormon-power-grab-its-tearing-families.html

Marriage Equality —
http://samesexmarriage.typepad.com/weblog/2008/10/ca-yes-on-8-lau.html

Marriage Equality News —
http://samesexmarriage.typepad.com/weblog/2008/10/mormons-accusat.html

GayBloger — http://gaybloger.com/?p=791

Yahoo News —
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081023/ap_on_el_st_lo/gay_marriage_1

FullosseousFlap —
http://flapsblog.com/2008/10/24/what-happens-when-you-publicly-oppose-california-proposition-8-and-traditional-marriage-you-get-a-letter/

Ravenhurst — http://ravenhurst-ravenhurst.blogspot.com/2008/10/more-no-on-h8.html

Gaylink News —
http://www.gaylinknews.com/prdetail.cfm?id=13889

Fox & Hounds —
http://foxandhoundsdaily.com/blog/joel-fox/threatening-businesses-over-proposition-8

The Bobster — http://www.nnnforum.org/forums/showthread.php?t=140564

JJTabbagian —
http://www.jtdabbagian.com/2008/10/27/national-communication-association-lands-in-the-middle-of-laborgay-rights-dispute-as-members-plan-a-shadow-convention/

California Progress Report —
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/2008/10/thou_shalt_not.html
Towleroad — http://www.towleroad.com/2008/10/prop-8-update.html

L A Times —
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/10/los-angeles-dod.html

Kevin Hunter —
http://kevinhuntersblog.wordpress.com/2008/10/29/top-yes-on-8-donors-written-up-in-home-town-papers-john-templeton-jr-1-million-elsa-prince-450000/

Gay City News — http://www.gaycitynews.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=20183083&BRD=2729&PAG=461&dept_id=568857&rfi=6

Biblical Marriage —
http://protectbiblicalmarriage-christinewjc.blogspot.com/2008/10/commentary-hate-in-name-of-love.html

Lavender News —
http://news.lavenderliberal.com/2008/10/30/top-yes-on-8-donors-written-up-in-hometown-papers-john-templeton-jr-1-million-elsa-prince-450000/

Ballot Pedia —
http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Californians_Against_Hate

Mega Donors From Out of State Press Coverage

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
News Alert October 29, 2008 Contact: Fred Karger 619-592-2008

Top Yes on 8 Donors Written Up in Home Town Papers
John Templeton, Jr. – $1 Million & Elsa Prince – $450,000

LOS ANGELES, CA – Californians Against Hate would like to share some excellent news coverage on two of the top four largest individual contributors to California’s Yes on Proposition 8 campaign. John Templeton. Jr. of Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, who together with his wife contributed $1,000,000 to the campaign to take away same-sex marriage in California, were the subject of a big feature story in yesterday’s Philadelphia Inquirer by David O’Reilly
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/local/20081028_Bryn_Mawr_couple_back_Calif__gay-marriage_ban.html

The Templetons have given more money to take away marriage equality in a state 3,000 miles away from there’s than anyone with the exception of California’s Howard “Howie” Ahmanson of Newport Beach. These two are ranked #1 and #2 on the “Dishonor Roll” posted on Californians Against Hate web site. The “Dishonor Roll” lists all 741 contributors of $5,000 and more to the Yes on 8 campaign as of October 18th
http://www.californiansagainsthate.com/

John Templeton, Jr. of Bryn Mawr, PA

In the last week, Elsa Prince of Holland, Michigan who gave $450,000 to the Yes on 8 campaign had two big stories written about her in prominent Michigan newspapers. The first appeared in the Detroit Free Press in the paper’s leading political column, Politically Speaking on October 22nd http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081022/NEWS15/810220314/1008/NEWS06

The story covered her mega contribution of nearly half a million dollars, and also the commercial that Californians Against Hate produced staring an Elsa Prince look-alike. The commercial was produced by John Keitel and his Shelter Productions and is appearing on Current TV. It depicts a little boy playing her grandson, who looks up innocently and asks her, “Why did you give so much money, Grandma?”
http://current.com/items/89433673_baseball_boy_2008

Aunt Paula playing Elsa Prince in the commercial

In yesterday’s Grand Rapids Press, there is also a feature story on Elsa Prince by Ted Roelofs http://www.mlive.com/grpress/news/index.ssf/2008/10/local_money_fights_gay_marriag.html

The story covers Mrs. Prince’s $450,000 contribution to Yes on 8 and her son-in-law Dick DeVos’ $100,000 contribution to Florida’s Amendment 2, which would also prohibit same-sex marriage in that state. DeVos is the son of Amway co-founder Richard DeVos and was the unsuccessful Republican candidate for Governor of Michigan in 2006. Elsa Prince’s son, Erik is the most famous family member. Erik Prince is best know as the founder and head of Blackwater Worldwide, the highly controversial private defense firm hired by the US Government in Iraq and Afghanistan.

“These out of state mega donors sure don’t like gay marriage,” said Fred Karger, Campaign Manager of Californians Against Hate. “It seems like there are far more important causes to give their millions of dollars to instead of sending it all the way to California to hurt so many people in our state, whose only crime is wanting to get married just like they can.”

Californians Against Hate began in July of this year, and its mission is to let the world know who are the major contributors to the Yes on Proposition 8 campaign.