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.