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Sorry, but fuck you, Radical Right

From The New York Times:

[Michael R. Otterson, managing director of public affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] said it was too early to tell what the long-term implications might be for the church, but in any case, he added, none of that factored into the decision by church leaders to order a march into battle. “They felt there was only one way we could stand on such a fundamental moral issue, and they took that stand,” he said. “It was a matter of standing up for what the church believes is right.”


Absolutely, because I'm sure that $40M wouldn't have helped a single starving child, for example. Better to stop the horrible, horrible spread of homosexuality rather than do Christ's work, because, as we all know, Christ preached endlessly on the evils of homosexuality, and virtually nothing about clothing, feeding and housing the poor, the sick, or children.

WWJD? Probably be really, really disappointed in you.

(On the flip side, I agree with a lot of my fellow queers when we ask where all this energy and outrage was before the election, and a lot of these protests, which beneficial in and of themselves for the sake of our community, are sometimes going overboard and hurting our cause. It wasn't just the black community, it wasn't just the Mormons, it wasn't just older voters, so what's the point in singling any of them out? Let's focus on what we need to do next to make things right.)

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akirashima
Nov. 16th, 2008 03:44 am (UTC)
link to possible image is fail
and yeah the actions taken by some of our lovely family do not help but then every groups has it's drooling idiots in hot pants with a megaphone
esprix
Nov. 16th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Fixed the link, which actually I got from you.
akirashima
Nov. 16th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
good i am glad people are seeing it. though i have decided that i am just going to post the image come monday since 90% of my friends list is inactive on the weekends and i think this is very important.
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akirashima
Nov. 16th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
they are not and the mormons are in trouble now because people reported it
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akirashima
Nov. 17th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
i think it might this time. there was a page set up to go to to complain to the irs about it with the forms needed. people are better organized now since the last 8 years have been really pushing it down thier throats.
defenestr8or
Nov. 16th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
There were several thousand folks around City Hall yesterday, which turned into a mini-parade.
sftyson
Nov. 18th, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
I totally agree. Where was our rage and anger before election day? Where was our national day of protest before the election? Will it go back to the way it was again?
esprix
Nov. 19th, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)
I'm certainly not saying a lot of people didn't work really hard to try to defeat it, but there's a lot of finger-pointing now that the deed is done: Did we contribute enough? Was the ad campaign effective enough? Did we communicate our message appropriately? Were we too complacent (after all, it's California, right?)? I just wish we could have gotten our shit together better beforehand.
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