Just days after succeeding at removing the civil rights of gay people, the Mormon church has issued a statement calling for “mutual respect” and declaring that “no one on either side of the question should be vilified, harassed or subject to erroneous information”.
This from the group that donated $20 million of a total of $22 million into a drive to do away with the rights of a minority group via lies and vilification. It’s an amazing statement even for a church.
Not to be outdone, the Catholic church has also responded to the protests and you just have to read it to believe it.
“Proposition 8 is not against any group in our society. Its sole focus is on preserving God’s plan for people living upon this earth throughout time,” Cardinal Roger Mahony, archbishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles, said in a statement Thursday.
What’s there to say besides “WTF”? Is the rank of Cardinal something you get out of a Cracker Jack box? I mean, it’s not even a good lie. It’s a really, really, I can’t believe you just said that, stupid lie. Any one with half a brain should be able to understand that a constitutional amendment taking a recently restored right away from a group is, fundamentally, against that group.
Meanwhile, the protests are growing. From holding protests outside of the churches and calling for boycotts of businesses owned by Prop 8 supporters to calling for a boycott of Utah, things are getting a bit tough for the bigots who were behind Prop 8. There’s even a petition to get the Mormon church stripped of it’s tax exempt status.
Bigotry. It’s finally starting to come with a price these days, eh?