It is disturbing that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is being singled out for speaking up as part of its democratic right in a free election.Gee whiz, if you're going to spread hatred and bigotry, expect a little blow-back.
Members of the Church in California and millions of others from every faith, ethnicity and political affiliation who voted for Proposition 8 exercised the most sacrosanct and individual rights in the United States - that of free expression and voting.And free expression also includes point out that you're a bunch of bronze-age cultists with a phony religion made up by a con man.
While those who disagree with our position on Proposition 8 have the right to make their feelings known, it is wrong to target the Church and its sacred places of worship for being part of the democratic process.Yet the Church felt it necessary to inflict its religious beliefs outside the confines of its sacred places of worship. Really, if you'd have remained in your sacred religious place, nobody would be protesting you. But you didn't.
Once again, we call on those involved in the debate over same-sex marriage to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility towards each other. No one on either side of the question should be vilified, harassed or subject to erroneous information.When you respect the rights of others to practice their beliefs, including gay marriage, without you attacking them in any way, shape or form. Sure. Not a problem.
In fact, respecting the rights of others to live their lives as they see fit could be the very ticket for which you're searching. Let's face it, people who don't run to the side of intolerance and hatred aren't being protested by their victims. Case in point, look to the Unitarians. Is anyone protesting them because they run around being hostile and intolerant to the lives of others who don't follow their views?
No. Because they engage in that behavior.
The people being protested are only those who try to force, and this time succeeded, in deny basic human and civil rights to a vulnerable and, relatively, impotent minority. So, until you mind your manners and keep your religious views inside your churches, you can save the hypocrisy and whining for the Rush Limbaugh show. Those clowns eat your pseudo-victimization up.
The rest of us... Hey, it's politics. You don't want to called out for being asshats, don't act like asshats.