Reality or Scam? – "Porno Pete" LaBarbera To Push Illinois Anti- Gay Marriage Petition. (Pssst. It’s A SCAM)

A few years ago the officially recognized anti-gay hate group the Illinois Family Institute, then run by undercover leatherman “Porno Pete” LaBarbera now of infamous Americans for Truth About Homosexuality set up the website called Protect Marriage Illinois  when they laughingly and unsuccessfully tried to get a anti-gay marriage referendum on the ballot because of failing to gather enough valid signatures.  (And many of the ones they did gather were that of people who didn’t exist, were dead, and just outright fraudulent)

After years of inactivity Protect Marriage Illinois now has a placard that reads ‘Citizen Petitions to Protect Marriage in Illinois’ is coming soon, with the Americans for Truth email as a contact.” (Hello Porno Pete!)

So here we go again.  Bit its not as bad as it seems. And its all part of a publicity stunt by LaBarbera the anti gay huckster. He must be short on Right Wing Welfare funds.

Other than the fact that same-sex marriages already cannot be legally entered into in Illinois.  Voter referendums in Illinois are advisory only.  And all constitutional amendments must originate in the Legislature.  Also Illinois sets the bar very high to avoid the debacle seen in many other states where voters (not the legislature) vote on often superfluous measures tailored to benefit special interests which is why you never see NOM throwing away money in Illinois.

 It’s a meaningless exercise and you can bet that good ol’ Porno Pete isn’t making that clear to potential donors that its all for nothing and it’s only to pad his email list and get some extra donations.

Charlatan, grifter, crook, fraud and huckster. 

Those are the nicest words to describe “Porno Pete” LaBarbera

Hate for $$$’s

How’s that for a lesson in TRUTH Pete?

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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