There is a saying, “If you don’t have enemies, you’re not doing it right.”
You never know what is going to make people react. We’ve been around now for over three years. We’ve worked on redistricting, guns, sex-ed, corruption in the Attorney General’s office, less-than-ethical elected officials, just to name a few. But it took gays and public lands to really raise people’s hackles.
Our filing of an amicus brief with the 10th Circuit Court in favor of marriage equality hit the first nerve. Our petition to bring the Recapture Canyon ATV trespassers to justice hit another. I just couldn’t let some of these gems go unpublished. Here are some of my personal favorites.
Editor’s note: Some commenters used profane language in their reactions. We’ve chosen not to censor their comments.
I know that GODS laws can not be changed. Try as man may, Marriage between a man & a women is ordained of God. Each, man and women, in a marriage, play a different but equal role in raising children and each is necessary for the emotional well being of a a child. — Evelyn (apparent supporter of polygamy)
I am in no way for gay marriage. It is against human dignity! — Glade
The bible says that anyone who practices homosexuality will be condemned. My donated money will be better spent helping the poor. — Sharon (not actually a donor)
I’m very disappointed in you talk to ruling in the constitutional ruling that override road Utah. — Cynthia
I am totally convinced that Marriage is between a Man and a Woman. God says it and God does not lie. — Ilene
YOU PEOPLE DON’T LIKE TO BE AFFENDED. BUT ITS OK THAT YOU AFFEND NORMAL PEOPLE WHO DON’T BELIEVE IN THIS PRACTICE. AND PUT YOUR SICKENING DISPLAY ON IN FRONT OF OUR CHILDREN. REALLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE? BELIEVE ME GOD WILL PUNISH YOU. I’M GLAD GOD IS ON OUR SIDE. I’M YOU GAY PEOPLE HAVE DISAPPOINTED HIM — Susan
With this issue people were far more succinct:
HELL NO!! — Marilyn
Go pound sand. — Michael
You are messed up in ways that you have not considered. — Rob
Great to see these high minded intellectual organizations watching out for Utah’s moral health. Gag me… — Chad
I hate you wacko liberal communist! — Holli
Go fuck yourself! — Bill
Fuck off and die! — Ronald
If angry comments are the benchmark of success, we must be doing something right.