Proposition eight, on the November 4th ballot in my state, will basically rewrite the
Prop 8 has been gaining electoral ground in the state recently, thanks to the efforts of the bigoted minions of – guess who?
I’m trying to think of a greater force for evil in the
Because it’s not just local LDS temples that are organizing. Their whole operation is being run at the highest levels of church leadership in
Members of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles, the second-highest church governing body, explained their plan to pass the ballot initiative. They asked each
And that’s not all. LDS dollars now constitute 77% of Yes on Prop 8 funds. Not since the 1970s, when the Mormons were instrumental in defeating the Equal Rights Amendment, has church leadership been so intent in denying one sector of the population of this country the very rights that they themselves enjoy.
Here’s some typical propaganda that Mormon volunteers have been passing out in malls and church parking lots. It’s called “Six Consequences if Prop 8 Fails,” and believe me, this shit is right out of the anti-ERA women-and-men-will-have-to-use-the-same-public-restrooms playbook from the ‘70s:
1. Public Schools will teach that homosexuality and same-sex marriage are normal and acceptable-and if you disagree, you are a bigot. Books like "Heather has Two Mommies" or "Daddy's Wedding" will be used to teach kindergartners about homosexual relationships. When parents in
First of all, you are a bigot, so you might as well get used to being called one. Secondly, the teacher in question was teaching SEX EDUCATION, so yes, part of what she was teaching was gay sex education. Gay sex is a kind of sex, you know, no matter how tightly you shut your eyes and wish otherwise.
2. Churches will be required to perform homosexual marriage ceremonies or face prosecution under anti-discrimination laws. The California Supreme Court recently ruled that medical professionals may not defer treatment to another professional based on their religious objections. In other words, Christians and those with moral beliefs must check their conscience at the door when they arrive at work. The same case law will apply to churches. Pastors will no longer be allowed to refuse marrying homosexuals based on their religious beliefs.
Churches are not subject to anti-discrimination laws, you silly motherfuckers. Can Catholics sue a Jewish temple for not admitting them as members? No. See how that works? See how easy? As for medical professionals – exactly what kind of treatment are you proposing that they deny to gay people? And how does refusing to “first, do no harm” constitute “checking their conscience”? Goddamn, you are some fucking cold motherfuckers. And you don’t understand that doctors are not churches, either, so you’re fairly stupid as well.
3. Businesses will be prosecuted for not participating in homosexual ceremonies. A
photography company is being prosecuted for refusing to photograph the "commitment ceremony" of a homosexual couple. The full force of the government will be used to make citizens publicly accept homosexuality. New Mexico
Well, you’ve got me there, businesses that discriminate against a portion of the lawful citizenry of the
4. Married couples will no longer be considered "bride and groom," but "Party A and Party B." A young couple in
Wow, you know, your self-esteem seems very dependent upon how you’re referred to on a
5. The role of parents will be diminished. The family unit is already under assault with no-fault divorce, acceptance of single parenthood, and nanny government usurping the role of fathers. Homosexual marriage worsens this trend by giving government approval to single-sex parenting. Children need both a mother and a father. By approving homosexual marriage, government and society denies children their right and need for both parents.
So, your premise is that Christians are very concerned about children growing up in stable marriages? Then Christians should have a very low divorce rate! Let’s look at the divorce rates per capita (leaving out
Oops, this is awkward. Is it just me, or are we sensing a trend? Well, why don’t we just look to see which state has the lowest divorce rate, then. I’ll bet it’s
Oh, no, it’s
Say, don’t they have gay marriage there?
And, whoa, wait a minute, where is reason #6? Oh no, don’t tell me that the publication that posted this list called “Six Consequences…” didn’t even notice that there are only five? Dang, readers, ya’ll can just make up your own joke about that one.
At any rate, I have a solution for all this political activity that the Mormons seem hell-bent on orchestrating: Tax the motherfuckers! Tax them! Tax their fucking property! I have to pay taxes on my property, why should they be exempt?
A church in
And the Mormons are fucking rich! They have 17 MILLION DOLLARS to spend on trying to make the lives of gay people miserable. Tax the fuck out of the tax-exempt motherfuckers, I say. Put the argument in terms they can understand.
*Note to Sarah Palin: The Bush Doctrine asserts this country’s right to pre-emptive war if another country is, you know, looking at us funny. Jesus was, and you’re an Evangelical Christian so you may not know this, very anti-war.