Reading the comments on a few of those stories just makes me shake my head. The stories themselves seemed quite well written and accurate, though, which is good.
Those people are sheep, you're a goat, there are deep philosophical differences you wouldn't be able to get past.
Knee-jerk reactionaries really annoy me in local issues*, especially when there is a core group of people who are very passionate about getting this fixed. I'd hate to see the SF people who appreciate the DNA get drowned out by the hordes of "if we do what they say maybe we won't be next" folks.
* I am nowhere near local, I'm just knee-jerking the other way, so that's ok, right?