She continued: "It saddens me that my faith keeps you away from The Coyote. I can not and WILL NOT change my lifelong commitment to the Mormon Church. I can not and will not change my commitment to you."So, you know where I stand on Prop 8 and what I feel about the No on 8 campaign and what's gone on since Election Day.
At which point she opened the floor to questions.
At which point, she shouldn't have.
A gentleman by the same of Sam, who said he was an ex-member of the Mormon Church, asked if she was willing to donate to NO on 8.
She started crying.
A representative of the restaurant stepped in and stated that El Coyote was going to donate to Lambda Legal and the Gay and Lesbian Center and Sam said, I asked HER what SHE was going to do.
Marjorie said: "I will not."
At which point the place went insane.
Even I'm not sure, however, how I feel about this single restaurant getting this sh*t kicked out of it for a manager's small donation (I haven't seen anything that says she gave more than $100, I haven't done the primary source research on it, and for purposes of this discussion, I'm not sure it's necessary).
Maybe I'm too critical, but, I would be much more than $100 that those who would torch El Coyote and spit on Marjorie probably didn't volunteer for the campaign. Maybe some gave money. Maybe some gave money and volunteered, but I'm going to guess not so much. And, of course, even if they had volunteered, they wouldn't have been given anything meaningful to do because the campaign was a cluster of ineffective, epic proportions.
One person's time donated to the campaign and put to good use would be worth far, far more than $100, or even, frankly, $1000.
This sort of crap distracts from the bigger failures of the campaign and from the work that needs to be done before we can hope to change what we let happen.