California Mormons had every right to fight for Prop 8
Do they not realize that nearly 800,000 Mormons live in California? That is almost as many as live in Utah.
The Mormon (LDS) citizens of California had every right to fight for Prop 8 by donating time and money. But they were not the only ones in the fight for Prop 8. If all of the California Mormons had voted for the Proposition and no others had voted for it, Prop 8 would have failed miserably. But not everyone in California sees the gay marriage issue the same way as San Fransisco or Hollywood.
Former head of Salt Lake Diocese comes to defense of LDS Church
Bishop William Weigand, who is now head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento, issued the statement in response to recent attacks on the LDS Church.
In part, the statement reads: "Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage - the union of one man and one woman - that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia.
The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included--but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos.
…Bigoted attacks on Mormons for the part they played in our coalition are shameful and ignore the reality that Mormon voters were only a small part of the groundswell that supported Proposition 8."
Interesting enough it was a small number of LDS that voted in favor of the prop 8. Compared to others that voted.It was mostly those of other faiths including the Southern Baptist. The same thing happened down here and it passed. Both props would have passed alone with the help of the LDS members. I just don't see why it's just the LDS member taking the heat for it. Why aren't the Catholics, or the Baptists? It's happening down here too.
Hey, Amy! They went after the Mormons because they [the LDS] are the symbol of those who oppose their agenda. They probably hoped that previous prejuces against Mormons would come into play.
I think what they [pro gay marriage supporters] are trying to do may backfire on them.
Time will tell.
I agree with you that Mormons are a scapegoat for militant gays.
They can't attack secularists, or black people who voted overwhelmingly against gay marriage, so who to attack... The "religious right", of course!
Well the LDS won! Hip-hip Hooray!
Actually, FJ, a coalition of several religious and ethnic groups won.
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