The Roman Catholic Diocese loaned its Public Affairs Director to the campaign against marriage equality, and last night he claimed to have been the little guy going up against the big guy.
There is a huge irony in people who suffered discrimination for being Catholic or for being Franco-American claiming their "little guy" roots as they work together to deny rights to another class of people.
It is, dare I say it, un-Christly.
(And in its definitions of traditional marriage, laughably un-Biblical.)
But these are the people whose Supreme Leader would deny women's call to ordained ministry, who is eagerly waiting to scoop up disaffected Anglicans around the world.
Don't be deceived. This attitude toward LGBT people is also an attitude toward women. It's institutionalized, and it's unloving.
My job this morning after is to find a way to love people who hate and fear.
Because love never fails.
I believe that. I have to believe that.
Four years ago we defeated a people's veto similar to this one, aimed at overturning a new law extending anti-discrimination rights to gay people. It was not the first campaign for, and against, those rights.
And this will not be the last effort to extend the right to marry to all people.
I'm angry this morning, but I believe that it's a message of love that will win in the end. And so I will pray, and get mad, and pray again. And strive to love.