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Great New TV Ad on Proposition 8

As readers of Equality Time undoubtedly know, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) are the principal contributors of time and money to the "Yes on Proposition 8" election campaign in California. Spurred by letters and pronouncements from church leaders such as Thomas S. Monson, many true-believing members have devoted their energies to work for the passage of Proposition 8, which would re-write the California state constitution to take away the right to marriage currently enjoyed by gays and lesbians. Though not all believing Mormons support Proposition 8 or the church's heavy involvement in a state political matter (see, e.g., the Signing for Something web site or  the Mormons for Marriage site), most true-believing Mormons appear to be getting on board, believing, it seems, that President Monson speaks with a prophetic voice on the subject, having apparently been informed by Jesus Himself that this is the most important thing Latter-day Saints can spend their time and resources on at this time.   According to multiple reports, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles instructed the leaders of a number of stakes to "invoke their priesthood keys" to soften the hearts of the people of California (and, one suspects, their minds as well) so that Proposition 8 would pass tomorrow.  And that's not all.  No, we have it on apostolic authority that Jesus is "smiling" on the efforts of the saints.  I guess that is good news for the President of my old stake (Plano, Texas), Mike Wilding, who appears to be the only member in my town of Murphy, Texas to have contributed to the "Yes on 8" campaign (he gave $1500).   And what is it that Mormons think Jesus is feeling all warm and fuzzy about?  Well, this ad says it better than I could:



When you sew the wind, you shall reap the storm. If you live by the sword, you shall die by the sword.

Imposing our religion on non-members is wrong.


Sure, you say Mormons are the "principal" contributors right now, but once the DNA evidence comes to light are you going to change your mind and say they are only "among" the contributors? ;)

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