The Mormon and Roman Catholic churches, which worked so hard and spent so much money and told so many lies to have the law strip certain citizens of their civil rights in California’s Proposition 8 debacle, are now boo-hooing because people are protesting and boycotting them. Oh, that’s so sad.
From Pam Spaulding at Huffington Post:
No one is telling the church and its membership not to believe whatever they want to believe about same-sex marriage, but they cannot foment discrimination and conflate church and state in their support of Proposition 8. The sole reason for backing the amendment is faith-based. That has nothing to do with civil law or government — at least not in this country.
If the LDS can, in the minds of its followers, be inspired by God to take away the civil rights of people in another state, then gay and lesbian families (wouldn’t they also be children of God, or are they not human to the LDS?) and their supporters, inspired by the Constitution, can call for the boycott of the state of Utah, where this hate was fomented and bankrolled. Tourism brings in $6 billion a year to Utah — the state government and businesses in your state will not look kindly upon this rogue mini-theocracy hitting the bottom line of the state coffers.
And the Catholic church is also lying boldly:
Meanwhile, the Roman Catholic Church was also a target for supporting Proposition 8.
“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.
WTF? Wait a minute. Prop 8 just removed an existing right from one specific group of people.There’s no way to whitewash this. There’s no spin that takes away the fact that religious institutions that backed Proposition 8 did so because of their faith — interfering with the laws of California.
Those laws do not correspond to anything taught from a holy book, or answer to any supreme being these churches preach about.
These extremist statements and positions are nothing less than a call to establish a theocracy. Americans, regardless of their sexual orientation, should be moved to name the behavior of these institutions for what it is — and question their tax-exempt status.
So the churches’ feelings are hurt. Too bad. Imagine how people who were equal one second and not the next must feel. Frankly, those are the people who have my sympathy. As for the churches, this queer has had her fill of them. Quoting the Dixie Chicks, I’m mad as hell and can’t bring myself to do what it is they think I should. No, I won’t tell the bigoted, falsehood-spewing, control-freak religionistas to go to Hell, but it seems it would be the proper place for them. How dare they tell those not in their organizations how to live their lives and give the government license to punish us under their rules. Talk about chutzpah. The Mormon and Roman Catholic Churches deserve to be shamed.