Mass. AG Martha Coakley supports extremist homosexual group in US Supreme Court suit against citizens of Washington state
Case could change how Americans can safely petition government
POSTED: April 29, 2010
One of the most vile homosexual groups in Massachusetts calls itself "KnowThyNeighbor". They specialize in finding ways to harass and intimidate regular citizens who don't agree with the homosexual movement. And the Massachusetts Attorney General, Martha Coakley, is using her office to support them before the US Supreme Court.
KnowThyNeighbor is most well known for publishing the names and addresses of all the signers of the 2005 Marriage Amendment Petition on their website and encouraging homosexual activists to contact them and harass them, especially if they had jobs that left them vulnerable to being fired for their beliefs.
KnowThyNeighbor has also targeted people who testify at public hearings for parents rights bills that protect kids from homosexual programs. Last year, KnowThyNeighbor participated in a hideous demonstration outside of Park Street Church in downtown Boston, where protesters disrupted a religious meeting inside with bullhorns and distributed pamphlets that said "Jesus was gay."
Most recently, KnowThyNeighbor has gone national with their intimidation schemes. They've been working with homosexual groups in other states to publish the names and addresses of signers of petitions to put same-sex "marriage" and similar issues on the ballot.
But in Washington State the pro-family people fought back. The group Protect Marriage Washington took the KnowThyNeighbor people to court to block their posting of the names of the signers of the recent petition for a ballot question on stopping homosexual civil unions. Washington state officials supported the homosexual group in the fight. The 9th Circuit US District Court ruled against them.
The case has now made it to the US Supreme Court. A hearing on this took place before the US Supreme Court on Wednesday.
Coakley files amicus brief supporting the homosexual group
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has been busy. She has filed an amicus brief in support of KnowThyNeighbor, along with several other pro-gay attorneys general. Coakley has a long record of radical pro-homosexual activism and has also recently filed a suit against the federal government to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).
Unopposed for re-election in November!
Coakley, who lost to Scott Brown in January's special US Senate election, is running for re-election in November and would normally be considered just a tad vulnerable. But the pro-gay Massachusetts Republican Party has declined to run a candidate against her, so Coakley has no opponent in November's election!
This case could change things in America
This is an important lawsuit. If the homosexual activists win, no state will be able to stop them from intimidating and harassing anyone who signs a petition, and it will be difficult for our side to get questions on the ballot on this issue. And that's exactly what the homosexual movement wants. It will legalize harassment of people petitioning their government.
They are the Brownshirts of the 21st century. It's as un-American as you can get.
Links regarding this case:
US Supreme Court site: Description of this case and links to all pertinent paperwork
Brief of respondent (supporting homosexual group)
Background of case on epic.org (Electronic privacy information center) site, in support of pro-family signers of petition.
ProtectMarriageWashington.org site describing the case
Amicus brief by Martha Coakley and other pro-gay AGs
Martha Coakley testifies at State House public hearing last July in favor of radical Transgender Rights and Hate Crimes Bill.