This shower curtain features photos of none other than former state Senator Michele Bachmann, Rep. Mary Liz Holdberg and former Rep. Arlon Lindner. Bachmann and Holberg were primary sponsors of the anti-gay marrigage constutitional amendment in the Minnesota legislature. Lindner tried to repeal civil rights for gays, here. He gained notoriety a few years ago when he spewed so much anti-gay rhetoric, including saying that homosexuals were not victims of the holocaust, that his own Republican party denied him edorsement for reelection. He ran anyway and lost.
We got a lot of mileage out of this banner. It was even mentioned in a Wall Street Journal article about Bachmann and the marriage debate in Minnesota. I made t-shirts baring the same image and sold them at some of the demonstrations to cover costs. This photo was taken on the steps of the Minnesota Capitol in May of 2004. It was the National Prayer Day event and we expected the notorious three to be on hand.
We were situated some distance behind the "Prayer Day" participants and well outside of their permitted area, but this nice group of a half dozen or so "Christian" ladies trode righteously up the steps so they could block our banner from view while they huddled in prayer...let's see..."Dear Lord please smite these filthy homosexuals and send them to burn in H-E-double hockey sticks, forever. But of course we don't hate them...that would be wrong." Anyway, they eventually got tired of chasing me back and forth across the steps and just stayed in one place so we could excercise our constitutional rights in this most public of places. They hate our freedom. :)