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

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Plain & Simple

To John: Define marriage. If you use the word as we know it from any dictionary it is impossible for two person of the same sex to be married. What they have is a civil union. No one is taking their right away from being together. We merely ask to let words mean what they mean and stop trying to change the language until we no longer understand one another.

Plain & Simple

To reason: What is your source of Mormons giving 40% of the money for Prop 8. Do you people just pick a number and we are all supposed to accept it as a fact?

wayne

patty 4:27you have some unresoved issues. I sugest calling Dr. loura on monday.

did you read the post delivered at the same time "did anyone ask the blacks?". this teacher gave a stark response from her research. you should ask some blacks why they supported prop 8 like this good teacher did.
blacks and hispanics voted overwellmingly in support of prop 8. the no on prop 8 should look at there actions in the black urban communities as a source of defeat.
stop spewing hate against the mormons. a little over $2000 doesn't seem like a reason to show so much hate against mormons.

Plain & Simple

To Blue: Nice dodge of the question. If name calling is your best shot no wonder you side can't win on the arguments when put to the vote of the people.

Plain & Simple

The coalition is not going away.

The Prop 8 California coalition of protectmarriage will stay together to defned marriage. GLAD is mad they have a political challenge. They thought they held all the political clout over our elected officials. We will hold elected officials accountable. We will be watching the mayors of Los Angeles and San Diego, assembleymen and state senators who ignored the will of the people and sued the very people who elected them. For too long the gay community has held them hostage. They have no family and lots of free time to lobby and strategize. We have found our voices now and will be heard. We might have families to take care of, kids to take to soccer practice and other interests besides our jobs. However, we have learned how to manage our time to devote to a cause that is just. We are not going away. We have as much resolve and tenacity as our opponents, who with their tantrums have awakened a sleeping giant. We will challenge every unjust judicial decision, every school board member who promotes the disintegration of marriage and every other politician you thought you had in your back pocket.

Plain & Simple

To Anonymous at 10:45 a.m.: Marriage has always been defined between a man and a woman, in all societies and religions. They numbers may have changed at times depending on the society and religion (See Old Testament and Muslim to name two others besides early Mormonism), but it was never with members of the same sex.

Daniel

Being straight doesn't mean you get special rights either! The bigoted majority who voted in California's Prop 8 have crossed the line between church and state FORCING THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEF into law. They are saying that others who do not share their belief or even churches who support gay marriage may not do so. That is immoral, unconstitutional, and downright selfish and evil. Your religious freedoms ends where my civil rights begin.

Plain & Simple

To Boyd Henderson:

"God said it is not good for man to be alone." You conveniently left out what God did about it. May I remind you he created Eve, a woman not a man. If you would look in any dictionary you would see that marriage is a union of a man and a woman as husband and wife. By definition gays cannot be married. They can live together and if they have enough clout as in California they even can get laws passed to give them all the same rights and privileges as married people. So it is not about rights but about what they call their living arrangement that has sparked all the protests.

Plain & Simple

To @ Plain and Simple:

Up until last Tuesday gay couples had the legal right to marry in California . . .
Marriage, along with being a symbolic act to formalize a commitment made by a couple, is first
and foremost a civil issue.. . . Please define marriage for me. Here is my definition a union
between a man and a woman as husband and wife. Therefor by definition gay couples cannot
marry. They have a civil union. The fact that you and your partner have been together for 25
years and want the same rights and protections has been granted in the California Family Code. I
am assuming you are a Californian since Prop 8 only affected citizens of that state.

TW

OF COURSE EVERYONE IS GOING TO PICK ON THE LDS CHURCH ! BECAUSE THE LDS CHURCH STANDS FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE AND THEY DON'T WAIVER FOR NOBODY ! NOT CELEBRITIES OR ANYTHING OF THE WORLD !

I LOVE THIS CHURCH !!!!

THECHURCHISTRUE

We don't care THAT YOUR'VE LEFT THE CHURCH it's YOUR MORTALITY THAT YOU'VE LOST BUDDY !!! TALK TO THE LORD WHEN THE SECOND COMING COMES !!!

THE CHURCH WILL CONTINUE TO GROW WITH OR WITHOUT YOU BUT YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE AND it's your loss really !!!

IT'S FUNNY THAT THE MORMONS ARE THE ONES BEING ATTACKED MORE THAN THE GAYS MAYBE THEY SHOULD BE THE ONES PICKETING !!! OTHER RELIGIONS WERE PART OF THIS TOO ???

Why the Surprise?

The LDS was the major money and manpower force behind passing Prop 8. Be proud, you bought and paid for it. But with actions come consequences, the LDS Church is now officially the most anti-gay organization in this nation.

Watch the news

Do the gay activist watch the news. Fox news reported that the reason Prop 8 passed was because the african-american people turned out in record numbers to vote for Obama. These people have high family values and believe marriage should be between a man and a woman and they voted that way. Its just not the LDS church that have these values but the majority of americans believe this way. Gay activist want tolerance and understanding but they do not show any towards other groups.

Domestic partnership

Read the following and then, other than reinterpreting the word marriage, what legal right was lost?

297.5. (a) Registered domestic partners shall have the same rights,
protections, and benefits, and shall be subject to the same
responsibilities, obligations, and duties under law, whether they
derive from statutes, administrative regulations, court rules,
government policies, common law, or any other provisions or sources
of law, as are granted to and imposed upon spouses.

To Susan:

If the Lord teaches us not to judge one another, then why do we have courts and judges?

Now I Know

I've been undecided on this issue, but now watching the reaction of the gay community to a legal and fair vote of the people I cannot choose their side. It is obvious the gay agenda goes far beyond this ballot. Thankd you for your immature handling of the loss...it tells me all I need to know about your complete lack of character, and morals. Would the "Mormons" be acting like this if prop 8 had been defeated? No.

David

The amendment to define marriage took away NO civil rights from anyone. If you are homosexual, you may still vote. If you are homosexual, you may still own a firearm and etc. Again, no civil rights were lost. You also retain the same rights under the domestic partner law, which unmarried heterosexual couples may not participate, as married spouses. The only difference is that your committed and legal relationship remains a domestic partnership while a heterosexual couple is either only "shacking up" or is equally legally protected as the domestic partnership and married.

In Jesus' Name Amen!

Bigotry, particularly in the name of Jesus, is never justified. The Inquisition was based on the same logic. So were the Salem witch trials and Cotton Mather.

Thanks, really

"I think its inappropriate in most cases to be quoting scriptures to these people that are already feel hurt by this situation.

I fully support Propostion 8 and donated to the cause but rubbing it in by reading scriptures that make you sound like their personal judge seems against the counsel of our church to not vilify or be disrespectful in this situation.

Please be careful about how you talk to our brothers and sisters and remember to be respectful."

Thanks for this post. Unfortunately, self-righteousness has overtaken the proud. Or maybe pride has overtaken the self-righteous. Either way.....

Mormons Disgust Me

There are more homosexuals in the world than Mormons by far. Do you want us to vote on your religion?

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