Now, I'm pretty well numbed to the usual gaggle of protestors that come out of the woodwork any time some group of Jeebus-ites holds a rally, but it is new and exciting for me when an elected official jumps into the fray on the side of the protestors.
That's bad news to Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, who told counterprotesters at City Hall on Friday that while such fundamentalists may be small in number, "they're loud, they're obnoxious, they're disgusting, and they should get out of San Francisco."
Isn't that a lovely sentiment? Here we have a group of young people, who are promoting clean-living, tolerance, and happy-times, and Mr. Leno wants to remove them from San Francisco. This really is stunning to me, as San Francisco has long billed itself as the city that tolerates anything and everything.
Granted, the Pals-of-Jeebus brought some of this down on them, by making it a drawing point that they were going to host a pre-rally event at the San Francisco City Hall where, "several months ago, gay marriages were celebrated for all the world to see", however, I don't think this gives Assemblyman Leno a free pass into passing an official condemnation of the group's activities.
All that aside, it is refreshing to me and my cold, black, empty, conservative heart, dear readers, that the inclusionary, group-identity liberals be the ones on the downwind side of this one. As paT and I have discussed many a time, on and off this humble blog, it's things like this that will keep the conservatives in power for eons, and eons, and eons, no matter how noble the grassroots changes are on the left.