Virginia Miller owns this sign--it has since been taken down--in Gatesville, Texas.
The message, however, was paid for by Oen Dollins, a former minister, who doesn't believe that gay rights are civil rights.
Virginia Miller, in defense of Dollins, says, “He wanted to get the message to black people that it’s not fair that they’re the ones who suffered, they’re the ones who paid the price, and now everything they fought for is being hijacked.”
Miller says Dollins paid $300 for the message to appear on the sign for three days, from Sunday through Tuesday, and then it was taken down. Virginia Miller also says that her husband, Bo, carefully screens the messages and doesn’t allow anything negative. But Bo Miller told Channel 9 that he approved the message because he felt Dollins was making a valid argument, and Dollins says, “It’s nothing to compare with the civil rights movement. No gays are having to ride on the back of the bus. No gays are being enslaved. No gays are being prosecuted [SIC] in any way.”
Prosecuted? I believe you mean persecuted.
And that doesn't happen to gay people on a daily basis. Does it? We are never denied housing or employment because we're gay. We are never denied rights to visit our loved ones in the hospital because we're gay. We aren't allowed to get married because we're gay. We can't serve openly in the military because we're gay. We aren't murdered for being gay.
No, no persecution there.