Friday, November 14, 2008

Prop 8 Hate Directed at LDS

Oh, it's getting nasty out there.

Leaders and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) across the country are suffering further retribution for the church's support for Proposition 8 in California.

Fred Karger, Founder of Californians Against Hate today filed a complaint with the Enforcement Division of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC), accusing the LDS Church of not adequately reporting numerous "non monetary" contributions to support Proposition 8, California's true marriage ballot measure.

Karger alleges that The Mormon Church was "highly secretive about its massive involvement," which included organizing phone banks, sending mail to voters, transporting people to California over several weekends, and other efforts. All of these actions, Karger claims, were geared toward nonmembers, leaving the church liable to IRS censure.

Seems to me that the Mormons have learned a lot from the AFL-CIO and ACORN. Whassamatta that?

Since the passage of Proposition 8, the Mormon Church has been made the primary scapegoat for homosexualists frustrated at the crippling loss. Protests have been staged at Mormon temples, not only in California, but even as far-flung as the opposite end of the country. A New York Mormon temple was besieged Wednesday with same-sex "marriage" supporters angry at the church's advocacy in favor of California's Proposition 8.

This behavior--including the violence and threats--is unconscionable. It will do nothing except create a backlash. The LDS and its members have not only a right, but a duty in conscience to speak out on matters involving morals. And the Mormons have plenty of friends in this particular matter.


Anonymous said...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints did not donate any money to Proposition 8. They also were not secretive. They open asked the members of their congregations to support the to keep the definition of marriage.

ttztotdca50 said...

Exactly! And no member was ever "forced" or "intimidated" to do so. Each was encouraged but never intimidated.

Anonymous said...

"And the Mormons have plenty of friends in this particular matter."

It would nice to see them publicly reach out to their friends in the Aryan Brotherhood and the KKK, both of who share many common goals with the Catholics and the Mormons.