Theater Director Resigns Amid Gay-Rights Ire

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    Nov 13, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    Imagine this idiot contributing a thousand dollars and then acting like he didnt think anybody would mind! ... icon_rolleyes.gif

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/theater/13thea.html
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    Nov 13, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    Confessions of a DOUCHE BAG:

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    Nov 13, 2008 5:07 PM GMT
    Schmuck
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    Nov 13, 2008 7:33 PM GMT
    The funny thing is that he say's only expressing his civil right of free speech while apparently is too dim to see that the civil right he was using was to eliminate the civil rights of others.

    We in the Gay Community already have fewer rights than he, so it behooves us to utilize the few rights we do have.
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    Nov 13, 2008 11:15 PM GMT
    Wow ..... I bet there were a lot of sequins being thrown around backstage when that Cat Got out of The Bag icon_eek.gif

    B - Bye Mr Eckern ...
    Hope you got a lot left in your 401K ... maybe The Salt Lake Ladies Auxiliary will be putting on a production of Cats

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    Nov 13, 2008 11:56 PM GMT
    bgcat57 saidThe funny thing is that he say's only expressing his civil right of free speech while apparently is too dim to see that the civil right he was using was to eliminate the civil rights of others.


    I never did understand how that thought process worked for people.
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    Nov 14, 2008 12:27 AM GMT
    He sends $1000 to support a group that will institutionalize inequality for people he works with every day and people who support his organization and he talks about "hurt feelings." What a colossal failure of empathy and humanity.

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    Nov 15, 2008 8:17 PM GMT
    All that's missing now is the press conference where he whines about being the victim of those intolerant homos.
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    Nov 15, 2008 9:13 PM GMT
    And I think Marc Shaiman's closing comment in the article bears repeating, too - here and on other threads and other forums:

    ... Mr. Shaiman, who said that some of the pain being felt among gay theater artists after passage of Proposition 8 has been self-inflicted.

    “Our anger is against ourselves, too, that we were too compliant,” he said. “It was beyond our ken that this could ever happen. But we were terribly, terribly wrong.”


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    Nov 16, 2008 4:14 AM GMT


    Perhaps not to blame, in that no-one we know of up here (straight and gay) ever anticipated a vote to remove a human right would pass in a country that takes pride in itself and presents itself internationally as being free....

    Perhaps the only fault is that so many had faith in their fellow man..
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    Nov 16, 2008 5:55 AM GMT
    The 5% difference between winning or losing on Prop 8 may seem like a mountain to some, an insult to others, or to some, abject failure on the part of the "NO" side. I don't think it's any of those things.

    It's half a million votes out of more than 10 million cast. It's a loss, to be sure, but it's a pretty fair representation of how America feels about same sex marriage, according to polls. (The same polls that show a healthy majority in favor of gay rights other than marriage and military ... which suggests that some convincing still needs to be done, but we shouldn't be thought as defeated by the various "save traditional marriage" initiatives that passed across the country this year (contrary to S Palin's belief that those wins show true conservatism is alive and well.)

    The no side on Prop 8 gathered about 300K more votes than the yes side on California's Prop 22 of 2000 (the earlier "save str8 marriage" initiative) Looked at another way, the Yes side gathered about 770K more votes than last time. The NO side (our side) increased their total by more than 2 million votes. In 2000 the margin of defeat was about 13.5 % - so we have an 8.5% improvement.

    These are promising trends, no two ways about it. As always with a loss, the reasons need to be examined, and a new strategy devised. But "blaming" every convenient target from the winning side for betraying us isn't as useful as looking at where we failed to put across our message - or, indeed, where we succeeded, so we can repeat that strategy elsewhere.

    Now, as to director Scott Eckern, whether he should have paid with his job is one thing. The drama he faces his lesbian sister ... priceless.