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

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YtxPat

Big Deal. So they draw thousands in SLC. If the vote had been in Utah, Millions would have voted to reverse the decision of the liberal judges. If the vote had been nation wide, many Millions would have done the same.

DesNews and the Tribune are making way too much of this story. The majority of the people have spoken.

Isn't interesting that the Black vote helped support a Mormon ideal.

Scott

I remember someone said "evil will be called good, and good...evil".

Are we there yet?

CA LDS GAL

We actively supported Yes on 8. I have never been so proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with great people who refused to sit back and do nothing. Yes on 8 supporters have been consistently respectful, and supportive of the democratic process. Gays have lost no legal rights and they can do whatever they want behind closed doors. But I am sick and tired of all their public displays of affection, the affect this has on little children, etc...you did hear about the kindergarten class that attended their gay teacher's wedding as a school sanctioned field trip, right? Maybe we should redefined the definition of Love next. This entire group of people have their foundation in lust not love. They are not the same thing.

Look at the numbers, people. I wish there were that many LDS people in CA but there are people from every walk of life that supported 8, not all of them Christian, LDS, or uneducated bigots as you suggest. This is America, we all get a vote. We all know your position and we care for you as individuals but we will not support your union being called marriage, because it quite simply~isn't.

from Bishop Weigand

"Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage the union of one man and one woman that has been the major building block of Western civilization for millennia," Weigand said in the statement.
"The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos."

"Bigoted attacks on Mormons" for their part in the coalition "shameful."

"I call upon the supporters of same-sex marriage to live by their own words and to refrain from discrimination against religion and to exercise tolerance for those who differ from them," he said. "I call upon them to accept the will of the people of California in the passage of Proposition 8."

Karl Whittington

The LDS church deserves all the vilification it is now receiving. It has earned it. Other churches opposed Proposition 8, but they did not support it with all the malice and money like the Mormons.

cynyclsgirl

Again the people have spoken
you CANNOT Dictate to Heavenly Father how you are going to live...

Nick

I was invited by someone on Facebook to come down and protest. These are my reasons as to why not do so.

A) I'm not going to protest against my church.
B) I have way better things to do on a Friday night.
C) I agree with 1 Nephi 14:13. I kinda giggled because it's true.
D) It wont change anything to stand and complain with signs in an immature fashion.

Jen

It's interesting that as you scream "biggots", you use intimidation to cram your agenda down the throats of those who fought your agenda peacefully. Your political correctness really means, "Shut up. You'll hear my side, but don't you say anything. I will have things the way I want, and I will do what it takes get it." Legally, this will be taught to young impressionable kids in school (form of recruiting) since schools have deemed themselves as social engineers; look at Massachusetts and their legal requirements. In their eyes, parents have lost their rights to say anything in objection about it. This has been going for a long time; 15 years ago, Project 2000 "donated" gay romance novels to Midwest school districts which we fought. With the family being attacked by drugs, schools using their forum to push diversity, and various other threats, the traditional family must be extremely worthwhile and worth fighting for. You should revisit your true agenda and be honest about it--it is the destruction of the family unit.

New Proposition

Proposition 8a:

Make an non-married status that someone can pay a small fee to get. This non-married status will allow them to name a person as a health care beneficiary, a hospital visitor and setup inheritance stuff. This will not be marriage.

Marriage is a religious institution. Government started charging people to get married and having them register and then began to give certain benefits to them because nuclear families are good for society.

Some people join the voluntary minority and obviously don't care for society and what most people in that society have voted for. If they want equal treatment from the government they can have it. But they should not cheapen marriage with a new definition. Next, pedophiles and animal pervs will want marriage.

There is a line and it has been drawn by the voice of the people.

dana

Next are they going to protest in East Los Angeles since a vary large percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics voted yes? Are they going to protest these ethnic groups? I didn't think so. No intellectual honesty. Not surprising. Nothing to see here. Just move along.

KEEP PROTESTING

I think the target should be the visiting BYU Cougar athletic teams. Just like in the '70s when the BYU teams traveled they were met with protests demonstrating against the Church's treatment of African Americans. It is time to renew the tactic. IT WAS VERY EFFECTIVE. Each BYU road trip to California and elsewhere should have throngs of protestors pointing out the hypocrisy of the Mormon church. The Mormons are the last group that should have a say on defining marriage, given their history. They should be called on their preacing of hate. After reading many comments on this board and elsewhere it would be hard to deny they hate.

Proud To Be LDS

I am grateful to know we have a Prophet who follows the direction of the Lord. I am also grateful to know there are thousands of good LDS people who follow the direction of the Prophet.
At the end of the day the people voted just because the gay community did not like the outcome does not make it any less democratic. Or any one single organizations' fault.
The problem is we could argue this to death, but those in the right will sit back and allow those in the wrong to protest and cause trouble because ultimately the Lord's will will always be done.
I am sorry for the people who have chosen an alternate lifestyle. Please do not try to force others to accept your choices.
It will not matter how many choose your lifestyle, your numbers will never make it any less offensive to God or to those who worship Him.

washcomom

It is amazing to me when the "GLAD" community asks for tolerance from others, and it gives none when asked for it from them.

tolerance
Pronunciation: ˈt-lə-rən(t)s, ˈtl-rən(t)s
Function: noun

1: capacity to endure pain or hardship : endurance , fortitude , stamina
2 a: sympathy or indulgence for beliefs or practices differing from or conflicting with one's own b: the act of allowing something : toleration
3: the allowable deviation from a standard ; especially : the range of variation permitted in maintaining a specified dimension in machining a piece

John

This was a good rally. I was there. Reminded me of the civil rights movement. I'm not gay and I'm not black but I believe in equal rights for all.

Two people of the same sex getting married isn't going to hurt anyone. There is no danger. They are living together right now maybe next door. Is a marriage license going to change anything?

If God thinks this is a sin let him handle it. We aren't Gods.

Ex-patriot in China

I am a native Californian teaching in China and I voted for prop.8. This business isn't about marriage- that is the symptom of the disease. Homosexuals have a subconscious need to have their behavior seen as normal by others of the species. It never has been the case and never will be. There is an innate guilt feeling that is seeking validation, the lack of which causes guilt and anger at the subconscious and/or conscious level. Their behavior speaks sermons.

David

This proves one thing...America is changing for the worst. The people of California,Florida and Arizonia spoke. It wasn't the LDS church, it was millions of people who voted their belief. To target the Mormon church is ridiculous. It shows their ignorance. They have rights just like the rest, they are just not changing the constitution and right now our constitution is hanging on a threat so thank you California and all others who voted to uphold it.

Mona

On Thursday night I watched the protest at the LA Temple on the internet. Though I am pro-8 I appreciate that others feel differently and have the right to protest and make their feelings known. However, I don't understand why the LDS Church seems to be the only target, when a broad coalition of Californians worked to defeat the measure. Some of the gay spokes-persons feel the LDS is out of bounds by speaking out for the measure. Since when it is it against the law in this country for a church, a business, a community organization or an individual to express an opinion? Gays get to have their opinions, yet they seem to think others should not when it doesn't agree with theirs.

801 expat

The absurdity of the church calling the protesters "mean" or "inappropriate" is rich. It's like if a thief broke into your house and smashed or stole all of your possessions, and when you caught him and started calling him names and fighting back, he accused you of "not respecting his rights". GIVE ME A BREAK! The mormon church has come into my state and worked tirelessly to destroy my marriage. I think we have a right to maybe protest that a smidge!

eyesnowopen

As a Church member I am ashamed. Why? Because the LDS Church had a huge role in the campaign--and the campaign relied on fear tactics and misleading/false statements. You who live in UT have no idea as to what transpired here in CA. The tactics and strategies used to fight are as important as the fight itself. I bet Focus on the Family--James Dobson, Tony Perkins are enjoying this spectacle of the protestors. We Mormons are gullible, blind fools.

Laura

This is what I see coming in the near future:
*Ellen Degenerate throwing a tizzy fit on her show and begging (her buddy)Obama to "fix this!"
*General Conference will not only have the born-agains protesting outside but now, the gay coalition (whom they detest) will be numbered among them too!! It's gonna be a real show folks!

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