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Marriage-Equality Foe In WA Claims She Was “Attacked” By Crazy Gay Man

A member of the group Preserve Marriage Washington (PMW), which opposes the state’s pending gay-marriage law, says she was accosted by a young man angered by her anti-equality values.

Arlene Mark, 61, told police she was confronted outside a Safeway in Burien, WA, on Sunday by a man in his 20s who ripped the “Reject Referendum 74” sign off her car and began kicking her car and cussing at her.

The PMW blog has her side of the story:

According to the victims, the assailant ran at Arlene’s car, hit the back of her vehicle, and ripped the Reject 74 campaign yard sign off of the side of her car that she had taped onto her vehicle so that other volunteers who were going to meet her in the parking lot could recognize her in the rain.  As he tore the sign, threw it on the ground, and stomped on it, the same-sex marriage activist yelled at Arlene, “This is what I think of your f—ing sign!  I’m gay and proud of it.”

The perpetrator shouted vulgar profanities at Arlene calling her a “b—-” and screaming “f—- you!”

The assailant then turned his ire on Nikki Davis, an individual uninvolved with the campaign who came to Arlene’s aid. He proceeded to hurl racial epithets and vile slurs at her, including calling her a “black b—-” and the n-word, and telling her to “go back to Africa.”

He also pounded on the back of the van, and kicked its tires. Nikki, who was terrified for Arlene, for herself, and for her children who were with her in the car, called the police.

Not surprisingly, there was no visible damage to the car and no surveillance cameras in the area to record what happened. Also not surprisingly? PMW held a press conference on Tuesday for Mark to share her sob story.

Zach Silk of the pro-equality group Washington United for Marriage says such tales of harassment are “well-worn, cynical political tactics” used by marriage foes to garner sympathy. “[They’ve] regularly trotted it out since [Prop 8],” Silk told The Seattle Times. “They have neatly turned the basic argument — that they and their supporters are subject to harassment — into a near constant lament in the final weeks of these campaigns.”

So what do you think: Was this a kindly old lady bashed by a mean old homo—or a canny opportunist crying wolf to make her crew of bigots look like victims? Sound off on the comments section below!

On:           Oct 17, 2012
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    • Aaron

      Bitch is probably making it up. She is from Burien not the most upscale area.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 6:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aaron

      Did not even make the Seattle news I just looked on all the major news sites not one mention of this press conference. Apparently the media did not fall for their pathetic attempt at drumming up publicity. LOL

      Oct 17, 2012 at 6:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • gsingjane

      So the alleged assailant is kicking tires, bashing the back of the car, screaming, cussing, ripping up signs… and takes the time to say “I’m gay and proud of it.” Yeah, that’s a realistic detail.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 7:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 2eo

      @gsingjane: Agreed, like that time I was mugged and as they were turning they shouted their name, address, mobile number, e-mail address and threw their passport and driving license at me.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 8:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • continuum

      Just one question.

      Did she file a police report?

      If not, why not?

      Was she afraid of being charged with false reporting?

      Oct 17, 2012 at 9:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Fitz

      That’s nothing! If that bitch was around me, I would be waving a noose at her children.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • LaTeesha

      She has an excellent imagination. Perhaps she should write fiction novels.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 11:34 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Aidan8

      He “kicked tires”…. really? What was he thinking of taking it for a test drive?

      Oct 17, 2012 at 11:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jim11776

      wish i’d get attacked by a gay man. on a regular basis.

      Oct 17, 2012 at 5:45 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ned_Flaherty

      The dead giveaway in this poorly conceived script is NOM’s characterization of the violent LGBT activist as also being an avowed racist, a rare combination almost never seen in real life.

      This is right out of NOM’s official business plan released by the Maine courts earlier this year, in which NOM describes its plan to pit African-Americans against LGBTs — forgetting of course, that the nation has about a million people who are both African-American and LGBT.

      Cases going all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court have proven that NOM’s claims to be victims of violent LGBT people have no basis in fact.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 12:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      That BITCH need to start smoking POT! it will help her with” AltZimer” dream on nitch.

      Oct 18, 2012 at 9:25 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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