Activists Target Mormons for Gay-Marriage Ban's Success in California

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  1. WillowTree

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Sep 15, 2008
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    In the nearly four weeks since Election Day, gay activists and thousands of their supporters have rallied outside Mormon temples around the country, protesting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' support for California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to make same-sex marriage illegal in the Golden State.

    There have been calls to boycott the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; some activists have called for a boycott of the entire state of Utah. Protesters have defaced some church buildings, and in Arapaho County, Colo., the Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible hate crime — the torching of the Book of Mormon on a church's doorstep.

    Exit polls after the Nov. 4 vote showed that 70 percent of African-American voters and more than half of Latino voters voted yes on Prop 8. - Activists Target Mormons for Gay-Marriage Ban's Success in California - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News

    but we're gonna show this huge Mormon population in California a thing or two aren't we???? :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
  2. catzmeow

    catzmeow BANNED

    Aug 14, 2008
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    Gunshine State

    I will say clearly that the huge get out the vote drives in California and Florida definitely worked in favor of the amendments limiting gay rights in these states, because blacks tend to be more socially conservative than whites on this issue.

    I agree that the Mormon Church probably did pump a ton of money into defeating the issue of gay marriage in California, but scaring a bunch of little old ladies in a temple somewhere probably won't accomplish much besides making the protesters look like assholes.

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