Last weekend’s self-described Gay Civil Rights protests, pitting the LGBT community against the Mormons and black church leaders, was certainly South Park-esque. It is always

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What If They Held a Gay Rights Protest and Nobody Came?

Last weekend’s self-described Gay Civil Rights protests, pitting the LGBT community against the Mormons and black church leaders, was certainly South Park-esque. It is always fascinating to watch one narrow-minded special interest group try to gore another narrow-minded special interest group’s ox. Hopefully Trey and Matt will have the time to give the tempest its proper teapot treatment.

One of the more charming sideshows, however, was a planned demonstration outside of a local LDS home, in Bellevue, whose family donated $50,000 to support Proposition 8, supporting a ban on same-sex marriage in California.

News of the protest spread across Seattle’s online community and was championed by the city’s other alternative newspaper. (The one with the less attractive call girl ads in the back).

Despite all the attention however, the Bellevue Reporter noted that only one protestor had the chops to show up. Members of the media, on hand to watch the hoped-for carnage and mayhem were instead treated to the sad sight of a flaccid banner reading, “Donald Pug… homophobic bi… shame on hi…”

Don’t you know it takes two to hold up a banner?

This just shows that you should never plan a lynch mob for a Monday night. Especially one where your minions will have to ride a bus all the way across the lake to the Eastside.

Reporter Joshua Hicks, probably the best journalist still plying his trade on the other side of the lake, notes the one protestor who showed up refused to give her name, going by “Allie Turing” instead.

One has the feeling that if Allie dropped her real handle, a counter-protest outside her fashionable studio apartment on Capitol Hill – or wherever Turing hangs her megaphone at night – would attract participants in the hundreds.

 
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