On Bil's post Maggie Gallagher Gets GetEqual Anita Bryant Award, in which he tells of the direct action group bestowing its first "Anita Bryant Unparalleled Bigotry Award", including a certificate (presented in person during a Congressional hearing), awarding her a cream pie. This references an incident from 1977 in which four gay rights activists threw a cream pie into Ms. Bryant's face during a news conference. The video of the Bryant incident is on Bil's original post; the GetEqual award statement and ceremony can be found here. (You should probably read it yourself, as the statement is rather nuanced -- it's not clear whether the intent is merely to poke some fun at Ms. Gallagher's anti-gay bigotry, or to in fact promise a Bryant-like pie throwing.)
Some commenters expressed disapproval of the Bryant action, and the implication that GetEqual might do something similar (although GetEqual said they would "deliver" the pie, not actually throw it). These commenters thought such an action would make a statement counterproductive to the LGBT community.
In response, Projector DennisNYC said
This is not meant to make a statement. Just like back in the days of vaudeville, it's meant to be funny. I, for one, think it's hilarious!
What say you, Projectors? Is this award hilarious, or is it counter-productive? Should the pie remain in the box when delivered?
Note: Jillian Weiss is on the Board of Directors of GetEqual. She takes no position on the pie question.