NYT: Mormons tipped scale in ban on gay marriage

“We’ve spoken out on other issues, we’ve spoken out on abortion, we’ve spoken out on those other kinds of things,” said Michael R. Otterson, the managing director of public affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as the Mormons are formally called, in Salt Lake City. “But we don’t get involved to the degree we did on this.”

Well golly, then I guess the No on Prop 8 side should also get involved to a great degree too. I’ve got it. How about a) mass protests, b) nationwide boycotts of Mormon controlled businesses who gave to Yes on 8 (including personal donations by management), and c) a concerted effort to get the LDS non-profit status yanked? Just for starters.

The LDS may have won a Prop 8 battle, if only temporarily. But in doing so they started a war they only dimly comprehend. Marriage rights and equality for LGBTs will happen, of this I am certain.

I’ll be at the SF protest by the time this is posted, helping set up, will probably be videoing the speakers, and should have lots of photos and footage when I return. The SF protest alone has gotten 6,000 confirmations on FaceBook of people who are coming.


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