Friday, January 22, 2010

Prop 8 Proponent: Coming Out of the (Bigots) Closet

This was cited on, in which one of primary Prop 8 proponents, Hak-Shing William Tam of San Francisco "spent five hours testifying Thursday as a hostile plaintiffs' witness to prove that bias toward gays fueled the 2008 campaign to pass the voter-approved measure, known as Proposition 8." Tam adheres to an erroneous American Chinese Christian website that tries to connect pedophilia and LGBTQ people.


Tam, who was one of five individuals who signed on as official proponents of the ban and whose names appeared alongside ballot arguments for Proposition 8, acknowledged that he subscribes to beliefs about an alleged link between homosexuality and pedophilia posted on the Internet by a Chinese-American Christian group for which he serves as secretary.

"Do you believe that homosexuals are 12 times more likely to molest children?" attorney David Boies asked.

"Yeah, based on the different literature that I have read," Tam replied.

Earlier in the trial, a Cambridge University professor testified that there is no evidence to suggest that gays are more likely to molest children than heterosexuals. Boies pressed Tam to cite books, articles or authors he had read to substantiate the views, but Tam said he could not remember specifics.

Click here for more.

Again, the source for this mis-information campaign? The Church, of which we are "individually members one of another" (Romans 12).

This kind of harsh bigotry must stop, must be addressed, encountered, and shown to the world what it is: hatred.



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