Thursday, November 27, 2008

Dan Savage sums it up

When Are Your "Privately Held Religious Beliefs" Not So Private Anymore? When you donate $1500 to a political campaign to strip other people—people who are not your co-religionists—of their civil rights.


A donation to a political campaign is a public matter; and civil marriage rights for same-sex couples did not infringe upon the religious freedom of Mormons, devout or otherwise.


In the wake of Prop 8 millions of gays and lesbians all over the country have decided that we're no longer going to play by the old rules. We're not going to let people kick our teeth down our throats and then run and hide behind "Nothing personal—just my private religious beliefs!" That game's over.

Read it all here.
--the BB


Max Rainey said...

This is good stuff, Paul. Thanks.
and happy Thanksgiving.
and you are TAGGED!
yours in the struggle,

Paul said...

See this for my response.