Today is Call in Gay Day. It was an idea floated by our example for what’s rarely funny, LAT columnist Joel Stein.
Yes, in his column he suggested that those that disagree with Prop. 8 should not go to work or bars for one day:
That’s why I’m declaring Dec. 5 No Gays for a Day day. Patterned after the 2006 Great American Boycott organized by Latino immigrants, on that Friday, gays should stay home from work, school and do no shopping, to prove how crucial they are to American society. No Gays for a Day will demonstrate what it would be like if — as so much of the non-coastal U.S. seems to desire — gays just disappeared.
And lo and behold – here we are – with Call in Gay Day.
Such a bad precedent. A slippery slope. Listening to anything Joel Stein says. Shudder.