Win. I like people who recant and apologize when they realize they were wrong. It’s amazing how much a simple sincere apology can do.
In the article, Marinelli discusses how once the gay and lesbian counter-protesters became real, fathomable people, he began to question what he was doing. This brings up an interesting point: it’s easier to hurt people you don’t know. I heard this phrase used Friday in history class and I thought it was brilliant.
For anyone who says "aw, those mass email campaigns don't do any good", here is proof that they do:
Dear Pat Nelson,
If you have any doubts about the power of our collective voice, have I got a story for you.
Two days ago, after local activists sounded the alarm, HRC sent out a national email alert warning that a Michigan TV station was planning to air an hour-long paid propaganda piece about the "radical homosexual agenda," created by a right-wing group.
This is a neat little update that HRC sends out every day. I encourage you to check out their site at www.hrc.org. It has many things you can do to help the cause of equal rights, most of which cost nothing at all, though if you can, it's definitely worth joining.
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