XGW Digest: November 7, 2008
The ACLU, Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights prepare to challenge Prop 8 in court.
A sampling of reactions to Prop 8’s passage from around the blogosphere:
Andrew Sullivan: Oh, no, you don’t
Misty Irons: At what cost?
Jim Johnson: Moving beyond the mixed message of election day
Eric Leocadio: Snatched and gay bashed
Steve Schalchin: Prop 8, Gay Marriage & Mormons
Jason Kuznicki: California Prop 8, Arkansas Act 1
Jonathan Rauch: Try a little learning
Correction Steve Schalchin: It’s Prop 8, Gay Marriage, Mormons, and Black Americans. P.S. Click on my name.
To further preserve traditional marriage in California, there is the development of a new constitutional amendment to ban Mormon marriage during the next election cycle. Mormon marriage is a serious affront to traditional values and God’s plan for man. 1) Most Californians view the Mormon church as a cult; 2) Children are being taught that Mormon marriage is equal to Christian marriage, yet Mormonism has only existed for 150 years; 3) Mormons engaged in polygamy and even defied the United States government’s attempts to stop such behavior; 4) The United States is a Christian nation, and Mormonism is antithetical to Christian values (the 1st Amendment’s Freedom of Religion was designed for Christian religions only); 5) The Mormon church has unfairly used its power and money to influence Californian politics, yet it continues to pay no taxes based on its nonprofit status; 6) The marriage ceremonies are secretive and ban non-Mormon participants from attending. For these and many other reasons, support of this constitutional ban will help to preserve traditional marriage values that have lasted for over 3000 years, but the Mormon continues to desecrate.
In California this coming year, you will have the chance to add your name to make sure this proposition qualifies for the ballet box in 2010. Please inform your friends and neighbors about this inititiative. All contributions and support will help to make sure true values are preserved in law. Please let others know to support