National Day of Protest

This Saturday, November 15th, is a national day of protest against the passage of prop 8.  If you don’t feel inclined to participate, maybe this little piece from the LDS Church will help prod you into action:

Church Issues Statement on Proposition 8 Protest




The Church issued
the following statement today:

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.

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.

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.
[emphasis mine]

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.

Because they feel it is wrong to “target” their churches, that makes it so?  When looking through their various media statements, so many of them have declarative statements such as this that the reader must take at face value.  I have news for the the LDS church – your leadership encouraged your membership to back this discriminatory initiative.  Your church membership all across the nation responded like no other organization in both money and time spent to successfully spread untruths about the consequences of this proposition.  So no, it is NOT wrong for us to go to your door step with our message that we will not be silenced.  We will be heard until the basic right of marriage between two consenting individuals of any gender is permitted in civil law.

I finally found a site that has a well organized list of the protests planned for Saturday.  It is evolving by the minute as the details are hammered out, but here is the website.  Please plan on attending one near you:

http://jointheimpact.wetpaint.com/

And finally, if you need to know why we fight this good fight, watch this video from MSNBC:

Keith Olberman Prop 8 Special Comment

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