Artist Known for Gay Subjects 'Outed' As Prop. 8 Supporter

Feb 5, 2009 Full story: www.edgeboston.com 17
An artist known for her gay-themed work has inspired controversy for having made a $1,000 contribution to proponents of California’s Proposition 8, the ballot initiative that put the rights of gay and lesbian families up to popular vote and saw those rights taken away last November by a slim majority at the ballot box. Full Story

“Brains: Use 'em or lose 'em”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#1 Feb 5, 2009
I find it sadly amusing that these poor, poor, put-upon people that only sought to deny full rights to their fellow citizens are feeling so persecuted. Boo-hoo. And for this woman who made her living off of gays to actively support their oppression and then whine that people were trying to suppress HER artistic freedom is the height of hypocrisy. I thought her style was cheesy anyway. Good riddance to her.

“God hates me!”

Since: May 07

West Texas, USA

#2 Feb 5, 2009
Those that purchase her gay-themed work were most likely members of the GLBT community.
So her $1000 was in effect money that came from the very people whom she wants to deny equality too.

And she wonders why we are outraged at this?????

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#3 Feb 5, 2009
What a hypocrite ! And then she has the NERVE to call the people who honestly reported this story, NAZIS !

Typical hypocritical liberals.

They're typical response to anyone who disagrees with them is to call them a Nazi.

Pathetic....

:(

“I see stupid people”

Since: Dec 08

Tempe. AZ

#4 Feb 5, 2009
What a hypocritical, well I can't say it on Topix. To make money off of gay people and turn around and donate money to take away their rights is just downright disgusting. This woman is the worst kind of hypocrite a greedy one. I say any gay person who owns her art should burn it!!!!

“Church | | State”

Since: Jun 07

Toby's Landing

#5 Feb 5, 2009
And that tramp Maggie Gallagher defended her...

They get all upset when we get angry and decide NOT to spend our money with people who put money up against us. They can all go to their Hell.

DNF

“Judge more and you love less”

Since: Apr 07

Newark OH-Baltimore MD-S.Fla

#6 Feb 5, 2009
FYI the lists of people who contributed to Prop 8 (pro and con) as well as Amendment 2 here in Florida are available from public records. http://jaysays.com/the-shame-list/
lists the people who made contributions in Florida.

"Sunshine laws" are on the books for a VERY good reason.

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#7 Feb 5, 2009
Isn't it strange that these organizations say it's unfair of us to boycott donors to Prop 8, when they organize boycott after boycott themselves?

Now if I owned one of her paintings, I could not look at it without being reminded of all the discrimination over all the centuries. It would have to come off the wall and probably be burned. Could I even imagine buying art from someone like that? Never!

“How'd you like 2 be treated?”

Since: Sep 07

Long Beach, CA

#8 Feb 5, 2009
I can't think of anything else to say but this is bunch of "Malarky"

“Fight bigotry.”

Since: Feb 07

Toms River, NJ

#9 Feb 5, 2009
Said the tolerant libertarian. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black.
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
What a hypocrite ! And then she has the NERVE to call the people who honestly reported this story, NAZIS !
Typical hypocritical liberals.
They're typical response to anyone who disagrees with them is to call them a Nazi.
Pathetic....
:(

“Together for 24, legal for 5”

Since: Sep 07

Littleton, NH

#10 Feb 5, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
What a hypocrite ! And then she has the NERVE to call the people who honestly reported this story, NAZIS !
Typical hypocritical liberals.
They're typical response to anyone who disagrees with them is to call them a Nazi.
Pathetic....
:(
Dan, I'm not sure where the reference to "hypocritical liberals" came from. It seems to have caused may to understand your post differently than I did.
Mallarkey wrote:
The 66-year-old Mullarkey responded to such criticisms by saying that artists should not be harassed over their beliefs and comparing being called a hypocrite to the "brownshirt tactics" of the Nazis.
unimpressed

Waianae, HI

#11 Feb 5, 2009
If owners of her artwork were to destroy her pieces, I hope they videotape it and post it on youtube. Let her feel the anguish of seeing her creations destroyed, just as she has made us feel about her contribution to the destruction of our civil rights.

“Raising money for Prop H8!”

Since: Feb 09

AOL

#13 Feb 5, 2009
Let her know that she is no longer welcome at gay events.

www.maureenmullarkey.com/home/home.html
Reason

Houston, TX

#14 Feb 5, 2009
Yeah, Donna Summers thought that would be a good idea too! See if you do any better Ms. Mullarkey.
REDsonja

Anaheim, CA

#15 Feb 5, 2009
"Race and religion also played roles in voting patterns, as did the voters’ level of education."

funny, it always comes down to stupidity... doesn't it?

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#16 Feb 5, 2009
Great - my parents' church, Beaches Chapel, is on here. Just the other day my mother was saying how she hopes I'd go to her church someday. This should be an interesting conversation when it comes up.

“Raising money for Prop H8!”

Since: Feb 09

AOL

#17 Feb 5, 2009
I would also liek to suggest that current owners of her bigoted art contact her and let her know exctly what her art is now worth.

Who do you think will by this now that she has been outed?

“Plays well with others.”

Since: Jun 07

LIVING WELL*THE BEST REVENGE

#18 Feb 5, 2009
Click on post 13 and send her an email. The email is at the bottom of the page. I told her that I hope the $1000 was worth it.

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