Wow. You know the religious right fundies have truly realized their base of anti-gay support is dwindling when they have to resort to giving out electronics, t-shirts, and cookies to lure people to show up to an anti-gay rally. This time around, the Indiana Family Institute is trying to garner a crowd to protest Indianapolis' proposed domestic partner benefits proposal for city workers. Republican Mayor Greg Ballard supports the measure.
The e-mail blast included this note from IFI's Executive Director, Ryan McCann:
Please join us and a great group of speakers at the Stand Up for Marriage Rally, downtown Indianapolis, this coming Monday! Everything is free for you at the event (except for parking), so no need to plan on giving us any money (how often do you hear that?). We just need YOU, and feel free to bring your friends.
All the details are available in the invitation below. For additional information please "like" the IFA facebook page.
I hope to see you on Monday! I'll have a free t-shirt, some "Just Cookies" cookies, a drink, and possibly even a free iPod for you (we will have a free drawing at the rally) !
The whole thing reeks of desperation, doesn't it? Both national and state-wide polling shows the vast majority of Americans approve of domestic partner benefits and the IFI knows they're fighting a losing battle. I wonder if someone should tell them that Apple supports full LGBT equality - including the freedom to marry?
The flip side of the flier and more are behind the jump. You can clickety to embiggen.