If Prop 8 Was NOT Revelation, The LDS Church Needs New Management

Dan Savage Takes On Tony Perkins Over Prop 8

You don’t get to march in the public square, slime people, malign people and demagogue against people and then jump behind a bush and say, no God we’re a church.

Right on!

The Mormon Church has politicized itself with this movement and — in California to ban same-sex marriage. And it wasn’t just the Mormon Church encouraged its followers. The first prophet of the Mormon Church had a letter read from every temple, every Mormon temple in the land instructing its members as a religious duty to donate time and money to this campaign. You cannot campaign against the vulnerable minority group in this country in the political arena without expecting some sort of response

I leave you with a criminally stupid quote from one of our otherwise brilliant OneUtah authors (we really are an open forum)

“Gay marriage leaves men, women and especially children handicapped in the sort of personal development a truly progressive civilization requires.” – PAUL MERO is president of the Sutherland Institute, a conservative think tank.

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  1. #1 by Allie on November 14, 2008 - 9:17 am

    Not to get all nit picky on your quote, but I’ve never heard any letters read at temples.

    A letter was read in church houses in California.

    That said, I get why people are upset, and fully respect their right to protest, I would hope they’d avoid vandalism or violence.

  2. #2 by Cliff Lyon on November 14, 2008 - 10:26 am


    I’ve not heard first-hand that there was a letter read in Utah either. I’m not sure the Gentiles understand about firesides and Stake meetings. Are you aware of any ‘reading’ there?

    It seems the vandalism is quite scarce in terms of numbers.

    Are there any impromptu groups for active members forming in Utah to protest the Church’s position on this?

    Protesting is a great American tradition. “Use it or lose it.” Thats my motto. 🙂

  3. #3 by Allie on November 14, 2008 - 10:44 am

    As far as I know, the letter was supposed to be read only in CA, although my brother in WA said that they got the letter too. He thinks that was a local decision, not from salt lake. I haven’t heard of the letter being read anywhere else.

    I haven’t been looking for protests, so I’m not aware if there are any being formed specifically for active members. I imagine active members who wanted to protest would go to the protests already organized.

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