This is a food blog, not a political blog, and earlier this year when I was approached asking if I would run an ad for a presidential candidate I refused, even though it was a high-paying ad for the candidate I supported. I figure people come here for the recipes and not to see my political opinions.
That's why I am especially furious at the tactics being used today by a group supporting California's proposition 8. Unbeknownst to me, this group has purchased ads through Google and the ads are being displayed on my blog. Because they are targeted to show only in California, I can't see the ads and wouldn't have known they were there if some of my blogger friends hadn't told me.
I have now blocked the ads, but they may continue to show for a few more hours. Because I sincerely believe the law should offer equal opportunities to every human being, no matter what their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, or marital status, and since I have a wonderful brother who is gay and in a relationship with another great guy, and I also have many gay friends, I am making my position on Proposition 8 completely clear.
I support equal rights for everyone.
I do not support discrimination of any kind.
(P.S. added late that night: Why would someone leave a comment on this post telling me to go to their blog and read why people should vote for Proposition 8? Needless to say, those types of comments will not be published, and I'm happy to report there has only been one so far. My readers rock!)