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LDS Lies and Hypocrisy about Prop. 8

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A New York Times full-page ad of December 5, 2008 essentially claimed that violent 'mobs' of gays attacked The Latter Day Saints (more commonly known as the Mormon Church) members and property in response to the passage narrowly of Proposition 8 in California. In case you were out of town, the measure banned gay marriage in the state and included other anti-gay sanctions.

The ad was taken out by major Mormon apologists nationwide, as has been their intrusive political involvment historically, in this case the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and other religious kooks, including among others:

-Convicted felon Chuck Colson and prison convert to jesus (Nixon criminal cohort).
-Christian evangelical right wing nut Rich Cizik.
-Catholic League bigot William Donohue.

Ironically, these cohorts of fundamentalist christian all now love Mormons! Historically, these same groups have always conjoined to openly harrass the LDS as heretical and evil. . .HMMMH?? Gays are even more evil than Mormons now, one could conclude. . .

Are gays the new LDS?

The fact is that wealthy Mormons across the country were the major contributors to the proposition's passage. Post election demonstrations against Prop. 8 came in rightful response to an anti-constitutional (the same issue on which the state supreme court had already ruled, by the way) state initiative. A website, launched by these 'christian' groups promoting the voter decision in California,, convenientally forgot that they had already put basic human rights under the constitution up for a majority vote (Locke and Rousseau, anybody?), which is quintessentially mob rule!

This Times ad is full of blatant lies- much like the outrageous and immoral television ads attacking same-sex family ones during the Prop. 8 campaign. . . The fact is, the vast majority of the rallies across America were peaceful. Considering gay families and their supporters were just stripped of their basic rights by outright electoral deceit, the ensuing protests were remarkably calm. If any other oppressed group had been subjected to such humiliation by such a well funded ongoing political campaign, riots in the streets would have been expected.

The 'violence' pretended in the absurd New York Times ad by fundamentalist christian extemists is totally fake at best! The real violence is committed by reprobate and self serving religious zealots against loving families and vulnerable children.
How about a little love for the Holidays?  

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A native of California, Timothy F. Newkirk is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. Among many other endeavors, he has worked as a newspaper reporter and editor and is a longtime political activist. He continues to advocate for (more...)
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