OH NOEZ TEH HAXX0RZ HAS TIEM TRAVELED: (MN Marriage news you might have missed during SCOTUS-fest)

29 Jun

Just a brief post to point out a great catch you might have missed while all of the oxygen was being taken out of the room by the High Court.

On Wednesday, you’ll recall, we witnessed in real time a crazy story about Minnesota for Marriage Facebook saga.

Who knows what the heck happened at M4M (thank you, Sally!). One thing is for sure – their hacking claim was made a lot more complicated by weird, conflicting stories about “Facebook Forensics” instructing them to keep their posts up. Although mainstream media outlets didn’t bother corroborating that story with Facebook, local social media guru Jason Barnett did so and got some interesting responses from actual Facebook employees (on his Facebook page!)  The consensus: Facebook would not have needed for the post to stay up to figure out the IP Address of the hacker.

But, as I pointed out Wednesday, one of the weirdest things about M4M’s reaction to the whole episode was Deputy Campaign Manager Parrish calling the posting of Leviticus “garbage.” (As City Pages points out, that sounds like something the Evil Dan Savage would say about a Bible verse!)

Then our good friend Sally Jo at BluestemPrairie did a little time traveling back into M4M’s old Facebook posts.  And it turns out that back in October M4M didn’t think Leviticus was “garbage”:

But the bible verse that he or she posted, creating such an uproar, isn’t new to Minnesota for Marriage tweets. Back on October 6, 2011, the M4M account tweeted:

And another great letter to the editor today: LTE Support Marriage Amendment http://bit.ly/q7EkLF ‪#mnformarriage

This is the letter from the Austin Daily Herald, Support marriage amendment:

David Lokker, Member of International Word Fellowship Church, Austin

Today a fight is brewing for the Marriage Amendment that defines a marriage as between one man and one woman. People are saying that this amendment means nothing, that it is no big deal because we have laws against homosexual marriage. They are wrong.

We need this Marriage Amendment because if we don’t, then they can get the law changed. This same homosexual group has changed the law in other places such as Iowa and New York. Now they say they want to get the law changed in Minnesota. They plan a massive blanketing of Minnesota by going neighborhood to neighborhood, making phone calls and distributing pamphlets.

This is what the Lord says of homosexual marriage: Romans 1:24-27, Leviticus 18:22-23, and Leviticus 20:13.

We must stand together and stand up for God and not let this happen. If we don’t, then we are allowing the homosexual movement to spit in God’s eye. We must stand together. We cannot sit down and do nothing while this happens. Please, let’s stand together and stand up for Almighty God.

And Leviticus 20:13 (New International Version):

“‘If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They are to be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads.

As the funniest Local 26 member posted to my facebook page, OH NOEZ TEH HAXX0RZ HAS TIEM TRAVELED!

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Thug in Pastels is going on vacation – so this is likely my last post for about a week.  Though I reserve the right to occasionally post pictures of sunsets.

In my absence, a good friend, Emma Greenman, will be guest-blogging analysis of yesterday’s Supreme Court decision.

Emma has a law degree from Berkeley and a Masters in Public Administration from Hahvahd. She’s smart as heck and tough as nails.

Just don’t call her Thugette.

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