Despite Obama Saying No, Yes on 8 Continues to Use Him
Demonstrators at a protest on Sunday in downtown Los Angeles (AP Photo/Ric Francis)
Friday: African-American voters receive mailers with Barack Obama supposedly supporting Prop 8, the ballot initiative that seeks to eliminate gay marriage.
Saturday: The Obama-Biden campaign clarifies their position on Proposition 8: “The Obama-Biden ticket opposes Proposition 8 and similar discriminatory constitutional amendments that could roll back the civil rights he and Sen. Biden strongly believe should be afforded to all Americans." No on Prop 8 releases new ad featuring Obama, Schwarzenegger and Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Monday: Robocalls are reportedly sent to to phones in Chino (and presumably other communities) with Barack Obama's voice. The phone ad says he's against same-sex marriage and that the public should vote yes on 8, which is a vote against gay marriage.
Today: Supporters of Prop 8 are okay with 2,000 arranged marriages as part today's marriage event--The Moonies--in Washington DC. Today, Rev. Michael Jenkins of the church that organizes the event put "strong support" behind Prop 8. The Family Church of America, was founded by the Reverend Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon.