Video / Art Project by Scott Terry. He writes:
When the religious right campaigned to repeal the right of California gays and
lesbians to marry, I was silent. It’s not that I didn’t care or was uninterested…I
just didn’t care enough to get involved. I don’t ever see myself getting
married, so I did not join the fight.
That was a mistake.
So while I did not voice my opinions or feel alarmed at the potential for
California voters to feel strongly enough about gay marriage to amend the
state constitution, I do have a really short fuse when people take their
religious dogma out of their respective churches and expect everyone else to
adopt it. I get even more impatient with the “it’s the way it’s always been”
argument. I mean, get real. If we lived by the way it’s always been, we’d still
believe in slavery and child labor.
This art piece is my late entry into the argument and an apology for my earlier
On December 5th, 2008 when I first envisioned the creation of this piece, I
sent an email to the ProtectMarriage group, inquiring where I might obtain
some YesOn8 lawn signs. Here’s the text of that email:
Me: “Hi. I need some YesOn8 lawn signs. Can you tell me where I could get
The ProtectMarriage folks reply: “Your best option would be visiting your
local church. They might have some leftover from the campaign.”
Powerful message, I think.
“Art is not made to decorate apartments.
It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.”
– Pablo Picasso