The No on 8 Press Conference: or “Don’t Tell Me Who I Can’t Boycott”

Marty Wisckoll has this post about the press conference today held by the Yes on 8 side. Our own Chris Prervatt was there and shot some video; he’ll file a more detailed report later.

Frank Schubert, director of the Prop. 8 campaign to ban gay marriage in the state, made an interesting statement at the press conference:

Schubert acknowledged the rights of Prop. 8 foes to protest and file lawsuits, and then said, ““What they don’t have the right to do is harrass and intimidate people,” he said. “They don’t have a right to blacklist and boycott our supporters.”

I agree with the first part; harrassment and intimidation are not tools to use (follow your own advice Frank-my No on 8 sign was destroyed on my lawn on election day).  But No on 8 supporters absolutely do have a right to boycott their supporters and blacklist their people.  I won’t set foot in El Pollo Loco or Corner Bakery again.

Time for Frank to recognize that there’s plenty of harrassment on both sides of the aisle. 

  8 comments for “The No on 8 Press Conference: or “Don’t Tell Me Who I Can’t Boycott”

  1. Steve Perez
    November 14, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    Dan, was El Pollo Loco and Corner Bakery really a prop h8 supporter? Ive been through donation lists so as to not give a dime to these bigots, but I never ran across those names, I only found minuscule businesses.

  2. Steve Kim
    November 14, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    “They don’t have a right to blacklist and boycott our supporters.”

    WTF, this is America, right? Free market, blah, blah,blah! We can blacklist and not patronize whoever we feel like, Frank!

    Will some one post the list of Prop 8 business supporters, so I can boycott them?

  3. Dot De Leon
    November 15, 2008 at 1:05 am

    I don’t know what to say ……First of all I voted No on Prop 8. I am a Mormon and there are Mormons like me that also voted No on Prop 8. We support the cause and are not happy with what is going on. I am very unhappy that ourTemples is be target.

    Yes you have the right to boycott any place you like. The only thing we ask is please respect our Temples. You might need us someday again. Lets work together.

    Thank you,
    Dot De Leon

  4. Diana Hovey
    November 16, 2008 at 9:21 am

    In response to your note, we would like to clarify that all 31 of our Corner Bakery Cafe locations in California are company-owned and operated by CBC Restaurant Corp. CBC Restaurant Corp. has not taken a position in the Proposition 8 legislation. I appreciate your reaching out to us directly and allowing us the opportunity to correct any misinformation about our California locations. Thank you.
    Diana Hovey, SVP Marketing, Corner Bakery Cafe

  5. Jose
    November 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Wait time out.

    People will bocott a resturant owners daughter who gave a small contribution but not boycott a state that supports Prop 8.

    Hypocrisy at its best.

  6. P Ebert
    November 18, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Just for the record, the company that is being boycotted is WKS Restaurants. They donated $6,000 to the No on 8 campaign. WKS own a few franchises, but the primary one is El Pollo Loco. They don’t own all El Pollo Loco restaurants. The ones they do own can be seen at this website:

  7. P Ebert
    November 18, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    CORRECTION: They donated $6,000 to the Yes on 8 campaign!

  8. November 20, 2008 at 6:04 pm

    I like how we have them crying about our protests. Cry babies and hypocrits, thats what the Mormon Leadership is! LOL

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