Sunday, August 24, 2008

The Churches Are Coming!

From the Los Angeles Times:

"Early on a late September morning, if all goes according to plan, 1 million Mormons, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, evangelical Christians, Sikhs and Hindus will open their doors, march down their front walks and plant 'Yes on Proposition 8' signs in their yards to show they support repealing same-sex marriage in California."

People can be so inconsiderate. Don' they realize I'm busy planning a wedding? In addition to the stress of choosing flowers do I really need the added worry of mounting a political campaign?

On the bright side it's nice to see that all of these organizations with such differing views on who gets through the pearly gates, or if there are pearly gates at all, can come together to fight a common enemy.

Me.

If you read the yes on prop 8 website (which I urge everyone to do as it's always good to know what the other side is up to) the list of supporters reads like a roster of California churches, oh and Monica Sheffield. If any of you gay Californians work with her or live nearby maybe you should go visit and say hi so she can put a face to the issue.

This list of supporters is one of the reasons we should all come together to vote no on Prop 8. These people want us to believe their opposition is less about religion and more about protecting "the integrity of the family unit," but from where I'm standing, it all looks like religion to me.

The marriage that I want has nothing to do with the church. I would never want to try to force the Catholic church to perform my marriage. There's an organization I would never want to give any of my money to, and not only because of their stance on gay marriage. Half of the population should be really mad at them for thinking the word of god can only be spoken by members of a particular gender, guess which gender, come on guess.

These people claim civil unions already give homos all the rights we want or need in California. If this is true, then lets get the government out of the marriage business and give civil unions to everybody, and if you want a marriage get a church to perform it.

2 comments:

Chino Blanco said...

According to Frank Schubert, 'Yes on 8' campaign manager, the mobilization of LDS (Mormon) volunteers could save his campaign up to $26 million in costs related to micro-targeting persuadable voters.

Micro-Targeting Mormons

So much for campaign finance rules.

Chino Blanco said...

Just a heads up: Mike Huckabee recently gave an interview in which he holds Mitt Romney responsible for implementing gay marriage in Massachusetts.

Video

Welcome to the ProtectMarriage.com coalition.

I wish that more rank and file members of the LDS (Mormon) church would realize: the anti-gay coalition they've joined in California is one that includes folks who - given the chance - would vote their church out of existence.

Folks like Mike Huckabee and his Evangelical buddies.