Friday, October 10, 2008

Mormons Against Marriage Equality

It's now being reported that 43% of the money supporting Proposition 8, the California initiative that seeks to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry is coming from members of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This despite the fact that only 2% of Californians are members of the LDS faith. Earlier this week Mormon elders in Utah also communicated by close-circuit television to Mormon congregations in California asking that every congregation identify 30 members to donate 4 hours per week to the Yes on 8 campaign.

Meanwhile the No on 8 side shows a broad coalition of diverse groups including not just gay and lesbian rights organizations but many minority rights advocacy groups, labor unions, the ACLU, the editorial boards of dozens of major newspapers, democratic party politicians and organizations, and a long list of progressive faith groups and congregations.

It's starting to feel like it's the Mormons against the rest of us. And they're winning.

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