Saturday, October 11, 2008

NO on Prop 8 - you can help defeat it - updated

Learn about Prop 8 here.

Donate to help defeat Prop 8 here.

Consider taking action by looking here.

The proponents of Prop 8, who want to deny same-sex couples the right to marry, have marshaled all their forces and are working very hard to promote it. Not long ago it seemed easily doomed to defeat since most Californians are not fond of discrimination. The efforts of the Mormon Church, the Catholic Church, and other totalitarian religious organizations have made it possible that Prop 8 might pass. We need all the help we can get to defeat it.

I don't live there any more but I tossed my $100 in because it's the state I grew up in, came out in, and fell in love in.

Stop bigotry now.


h/t to Jeff Lieber who compares today's fuss to an earlier generation's fuss over "miscegenation."

[I have known and loved many wonderful people who belong to totalitarian religious organizations. I do not judge individuals by the institution any more than I would lay all the crimes of the Bush administration at the feet of every American.]

Here's the headline from Americablog:
Out-of-state Mormons pouring millions to defeat gays in California. And they're succeeding.

Here is the beginning of an article from the Associated Press:
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons are being asked by their church leaders to step up their already considerable efforts to pass a ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California.

Senior elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a televised appeal to members Wednesday night and laid out a week-by-week strategy for boosting Mormon involvement before the Nov. 4 election.

They urged Mormons to man phone banks, distribute campaign materials and intensify voter registration efforts during an hourlong meeting, which was broadcast to church buildings in California, Utah, Hawaii and Idaho.

The Mormon church is part of a coalition of conservative groups backing Proposition 8, which would amend the state constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman and thereby overturn the California Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

"What we're about is the work of the Lord, and he will bless you for your involvement," Elder M. Russell Ballard said during the broadcast.

What a sanctimonious expletive deleted.

I know they're scared shitless that all those cute young Mormon husbands will be seduced into lives of sodomy given half a chance but really, isn't this overkill? Do we need a "Christian" Taliban here in the United States?

--the BB

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