Incoming Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) recently hired one of the most extreme homosexual activists in the state to be her Executive Assistant, helping her coordinate all of her activities, including legislation. Chris Mason has a history of hateful and angry activities and writing against pro-family groups and individuals. He was most recently employed by "MassEquality" and has also been an main figure in "Queer Today".
Last October, he participated in a vulgar and threatening demonstration outside of a church in downtown Boston that held a pro-family event inside.
His group, "Queer Today" recently posted a description of a MassResistance female volunteer, calling her "A shameful f–cking beast" and "a douche-bag."
This is the kind of person that your Senate President has working in her inner circle. (Sen. Murray can be contacted at 617-722-1481.)
Over the past year, Mason started a blog called "Take Mass Action" on which he posted some of his feelings, experiences and activism. When he took the job in Sen. Murray's office he took down most of it, but we had saved it. Here is a sample of his writing:
Oct. 16, 2006 [Regarding the "Liberty Sunday" event at Tremont Temple]
Congratulations to everyone who showed up to Sunday's vigil and rally against the radical rights. The crowd across the street from the anti-gay "Liberty Sunday" conference was full of life. At the peak of the rally we were 200 strong.
When the "Liberty Sunday" attendees started to file out, things got a bit louder. There was a picket line in front of the church. Tony Perkins, President of the hateful Family Research Council, exited the building with six security guards to protect him. He waved to us as he walked by. We held out signs high and chanted "shameful" as he and other members of the conservative hate groups were escorted out of the building.
Oct. 19, 2006
We have our governor and a few legislators spewing anti-gay rhetoric from the podium and in the newspapers...
Anti-gay events such as Liberty Sunday spread hate all across America.
Oct. 26, 2006
Since the day I came out I have been fighting for equality. For ten years I have been an advocate for change. I believe that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered people are a repressed minority... We have been making progress, but we still have a lot of work to do. We cannot simply ask for our rights, we need to fight for them. It all starts with coming out.
Nov. 18, 2006 [Day before VoteOnMarriage rally in front of the State House]
It will be a grand old hate fest tomorrow...In an earlier post I suggested that we ignore this rally tomorrow as to not bring any more attention to it. However, after a few conversatons with other LGBT blogger [sic], organizations, and allies, I have been convinced that a protest is in order. Make a sign and be at the State House at 1:00.
Romney and his hate-filled followers will be attacking the courageous legislators that voted to recess the constitutional convention. Let's be there to support their heroic vote and tell the haters to move on. We won, you lost, get over it!
Nov. 20, 2006 [Day after VoteOnMarriage rally]]
Congratulations to everyone who showed up to protest Romney today. There were hundreds of people on both sides, with the pro-equality side actually outnumbering the anti-gay crowd...
The Massachusetts "Family" Institute bused [sic] people in from all over the state. They were all very upset that they will never get a chance to vote on civil rights. Today was a little different for us too. We were on the opposite side of the street and we were protesting instead of rallying. It was great.
With the pro-equality crowd booing and chanting "shame", and "bigot" and "you lost, go home, get over it" we managed to drowned [sic] out Romney's anti-gay message. Words cannot do this protest justice.
Dec. 16, 2006
The anti-gay organization, VoteOnMarriage, has held a few rallies across the state recently. They are supposedly to show the legislature that people all over Massachusetts want to vote on civil rights. . .
At the Springfield rally the pro-equality side kicked the bigots out of their own rally. VoteOnMarriage never actually secured a permit for their rally. MassEquality realized this and quickly filed for a permit for the same time and place as the VoteOnMarriage rally.
The bigots showed up with their signs and sound system. Then the pro-equality forces stepped in and produced their permit. The LGBT crowd kicked out the bigots and had a rally of their own. The anti-gay crowd was forced across the street into a small park.
January 3, 2007
On January 2nd, two-thirds of Massachusetts legislators voted against a proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage, but their votes were not enough. . .We have lost this battle, but we will most certainly win this war. We will win. I promise you that.
January 31, 2007
A month ago I started a new job working inside the Massachusetts State House. At first, because of the office I now work in and the person I work for, I decided that it would be best to lay low for a little while. . . However, I will be dong my duty as an openly gay citizen. I will be an advocate for change.