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Published: Saturday, Nov. 8 2008 2:12 a.m. MST

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A protest at Temple Square. What's new.


Being gay doesn't doesn't mean you get special rights. Thousands of years have defined marriage and now you want to change it. Laws are made because of experience. Nuff said.


Seriously don't you people have better things to do. It's Friday night...time to party! Don't waste it at the Temple.


I for one will be up there to protect the temple gates and walls from being vandalized. Come join me!!!

The homosexuals in LA sure dont have any respect for private property. What a classless bunch.


Keep it up protestors. Keep showing us how religion has nothing to do with the issue of gay marriage. Keep showing us how respectful you are of the democratic process. Keep showing us how you don't single out one group of people or Church and scream hateful things at them when they exercise their constitutional right to vote. Keep showing the rest of the country what this is really about.

Keep shooting yourselves in the foot.


Thank you to all the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in your help and support in passing Prop 8.

As we did in 2000, Californias have overwelming choosen to support traditional marriage and rejected the rulings of activist judges.

Dennis Jones

As Elder Packer once stated: "A stately horse, when stung by a fly, is still a stately horse, and the fly is still a fly".

As a California member of the LDS church, I was proud to donate my time and money to this important cause. I encountered hatred and intolerance from those opposed to the proposition as I made hundreds of phone calls. I had a sign in my front yard defaced. This action did not deter me from my volunteerism.

The church will continue to grow throughout the world because of its message of love and hope. This issue, which is hot now, will soon cool and be but a memory.

1 Nephi 14

This reminds me of 1 Nephi 14:13, which says:

"And it came to pass that I beheld that the great mother of abominations did gather together multitudes upon the face of all the earth, among all the nations of the Gentiles, to fight against the Lamb of God."

What do you think?


I am a memeber of LDS faith, and the church never tells you how to vote. How can you blame one religion for passing the law. It is the people that passed it not the church. People just want to protest.


Whipple also said, and I am quoting from the front page of the Trib, "We want to show we share their [gay Californians] pain, and here, at the heart of the church, we want to stab it."

Is there nobody organizing a rally to offset the protesters tonight? I would gladly drive downtown to Temple Square to sing hymns and listen to the words of the prophets with other members of the LDS church.

What's the point?

It is not only LDS people who voted YES on prop 8, obviously there are other religions and other moral people who believe in marriage between a MAN and a WOMAN. March all you want, but come on, it's not going to change anything. It's like protesting that Obama won, what is done is done. MAJORITY RULES....

one man one woman

And afterwards are they going to march around the Catholic church and any other religious or private enterprise that was for Prop 8? Now that would show an unbiased hassel of a specific religion.


I guess i just don't understand why they think that it is the lds faith's fault? Are they the only ones that don't support gay marriage, i do not think so!

Keep Cali Straight

Why the protest after the fact that it passed? If prop 8 didn't pass there wouldn't be a protest. Plus, your not going to change the LDS churches decision.

Good for them

How wonderful it is that a group who feels persicuted against can go and express themselves freely. I wish I could be there, however I live in Southern California. I am married with three children of my own, however I see this as the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s. Fear ruled the day during that time in history and now peoples fear is leading them into a similar situation. Be safe and smart to all who are out there tonight. As long as both sides can keep love in their hearts than this is a good experience for both sides to see.


I don't agree with them, but they have a right to do this. It's a better idea than the one about boycotting Utah. If that plan is carried out, it will punish people that had nothing to do with passing Prop. 8.


I don't agree with the protesters, and I think that they are just as closed minded as any one else, but...

God bless America and our rights to protest!!

Free speech for all!


Have fun wasting your time protesting. Wont change the way the church stands on proposition 8.

Wish I could be there to watch

These protests are always so entertaining.


Yep, blame the church for what THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS feel is right and moral.

Sorry your activist judges got put in their place.

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