Thursday, November 06, 2008

I guess our president elect is a bigot

It's no surprise that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was all for Proposition 8 in California.  What is a surprise it the huge amount of backlash they've received for saying the same thing they've said for years.  The stupidity of people knows no bounds. 

There are somewhere in the area of 750,000 members of the LDS church in California, but as of 2006, there were 36,457,549 people in the state of California.  That means the LDS populous make up around 2% of the population. 5,376,424 people voted for Proposition 8.  Now if half the people who are LDS in California are eligible to vote and did vote, and did vote for the proposition, that's still only 375,000 votes.  It lost by over 500,000 votes.  So there were 5 million non LDS people who voted for your Proposition.  In other words, it's not all the Mormons' fault. Marching outside Mormon Temples just makes you look ignorant, so knock it off.

The fact is the majority of the country is still against the idea of same sex marriage.  Even everyone's hero Obama was quoted as saying the following: "I'm a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman."  This is also the second time in 10 years that this has been voted on in California, and the results were the same.  So, find someone else to blame.


  1. This is something I have never understood about the mormon church since I became active (4 years ago), its supposed to be about the choices we make *ourselves*. If adam and steve want to get married that is their choice, no one else's. Enabling them to make that choice weather right or wrong, is again their choice. Not the govt nor anyone else should be able to interfere. There is no law preventing me from drinking coffee or tea, but it keeps me out of the temple according to my bishop. The responsibility is on me, its my choice to drink those things if I choose. I pay the consequences if I do. OTHERS DONT! Same with fags getting married. Let people make their own mistakes and learn from them. Thats the best education.

  2. I also have mixed feelings about the level of involvement that the LDS Church took in this particular situation. But I also have strong feelings against four judges overturning something that was voted into law by the majority.

    I think the thing that the Church was trying to focus on more than removing people's rights and/or choices is keeping the definition of what marriage is "sacred" and "protecting the family". But the main point that I was trying to make is that the majority of the country (and the world for that matter) is not ready for same sex marriage, so the blame does not soely lie with the LDS Church's role in this election.

  3. I totally agree with your post. The people voted, and as far as I'm concerned, that's it. It doesn't hurt that I happen to agree with how they voted, but once the constitution has been amended, the question is answered.

    The Church's statement on the passing of the amendment was pretty good.