I'll take you down before you place ads FOR discrimination on my blog.
Since I'm no longer in California, I personally couldn't tell if you were running ads for YES on PROP 8, the measure to amend the California State Constitution to BAN same sex marriages. It wasn't until I was hearing from various blogs like Style Bite, Well Shod, Well Informed and Kalyn's Kitchen and confirmed by KateConsumption and other people on Twitter… that you were running these ads in California. Then I got this letter:
I just discovered huge “YES ON PROP 8” banners on my site, through google ads. Every ad was devoted to this. I am livid. I thought maybe you could let the word out if possible, so other bloggers aren't promoting prop 8 unintentionally through google ads.
This has gone too far… just because these people have money, doesn't mean you should run their ads on blogs without permission. Personally, I am in such disagreement with Prop 8 there is no way on earth I would ever allow this ad to run on my page. It's clearly discrimination against homosexuals, a step backward for human rights, and an obvious measure by religious ideologues trying to run my life and the lives of others.
I'm not saying you shouldn't take ads from people who support Prop 8… if you don't believe homosexuals have the right to marriage, that's your opinion. But do not assume that I would be ok with you placing these ads on MY website. Maybe you should work out some kind of approval stage for controversial ads, instead of the ‘blocking' system you have in place.
Until you work out a more respectful system:
I have taken all adsense ads off my blog for election day, and I will encourage all those who do not believe in discrimination to take down their adsense ads, or if they do not want Prop 8 ads to run in California.
Because I say NO to Prop 8.