The restaurants's crime: A daughter of the owner donated $100 to support Proposition 8, the antigay-marriage initiative approved by voters.
Gay activists have refused to lift the boycott -- which restaurant managers say has slashed revenues by 30% -- even after some El Coyote employees raised $500 to help repeal the new ban.
The boycotters have demanded that the owner's daughter, El Coyote manager Marjorie Christoffersen, pony up $100 to help repeal Prop 8. She tearfully declined, citing her Mormon faith, during a raucous meeting with activists.
"You are not my friend if you take my civil rights," one activist shouted before she fled the room. …
The entire WSJ story’s here.
The most telling word in the WSJ story is “Mormon”
The boycotters wouldn’t be at the El Coyote restaurant if the owner’s daughter was a Muslim or African-American or both.
Muslims and African-Americans in overwhelming numbers supported Proposition 8.
Yet you don’t read of gays disrupting the businesses of Muslims and African-Americans.
And do you know of a single instance of gays disrupting a black church or Muslim religious service as they have Mormon services?
Something else: The “boycott” described in the WSJ story is not the peaceful picketing and economic boycotting that’s every Americans right.
It’s shakedown thuggery.
Where are the government protections for Mormons now targeted by angry, disruptive and violence-prone gays?