Friday, November 7, 2008

Invalidate Prop 8! Donate in the Name of the Mormon Church!

The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center is asking us to send a message to the Mormon Church, whose members raised more than $15 million to fund the deceitful advertising campaign for Proposition 8, the initiative that takes away the right to marry for same sex couples in California!

Make a donation, in the name of the president of the Mormon Church, to support the legal organizations working to invalidate Proposition 8 and to fund grass-roots activities in support of full marriage equality. For every donation of $5 or more, the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center will send the following postcard to President Thomas Monson’s office in Salt Lake City, acknowledging your donation in his name:

Dear President Monson:

A donation has been made in your name by _________________ to “invalidateprop8.org” to overturn California's Proposition 8 and restore fundamental civil rights to all citizens of California. The money will be donated to legal organizations fighting the case and to support grass-roots activities in support of full marriage equality. Although we decry the reprehensible role the Church of Latter Day Saints leadership played in denying all Californians equal rights under the law, we are pleased a donation has been made on your behalf in the effort to overturn the discrimination your church members helped enshrine in the California Constitution. Given that throughout its history the Mormon Church has been subjected to bigotry, we hope you appreciate the donation in your name to fight religious bigotry here in California.

Let’s work to overturn Prop. 8 while sending a message to the Mormon Church that it’s wrong for any organization to exert political influence to deny the civil rights of any group!

http://www.invalidateprop8.org/

6 comments:

Renee said...

Given that throughout its history the Mormon Church has been subjected to bigotry

It is not like it is unfounded. May I remind you of its hyper racist attitude towards blacks. I would also like to point out the abuse of young children. When you have teen age girls marrying men 3x their age in celestial marriages, denying them education, and discarding young boys because they are seen as competition society has good reason to question this "religion". Their children are not given a good education and indoctrinated with church beliefs.

You cannot compare the issues soceity has with Mormon church with the issues society has with the gay community. One is founded on righteous indignation and the other on simple ignorance and fear. In the end I believe that we will all conform that love is good and support the gay community the way it deserves to be supported but we will always have good reason to question the Mormon churcn.

karen said...

How many signatures do you need to get a ballot initiative, anyway? I don't live in CA, but if you can get enough signatures I think you could get an initiative to prohibit divorce on the ballot. I mean, this is all about protecting the sanctity of marriage, right? How about forming a group like they do to defend the sanctity of marriage and make your sole purpose be to get a ballot initiative to prohibit divorce? Obviously, it wouldn't pass, but it might make those pea brains think about their hypocrisy. Besides, just think how much fun you could have with it. You could really lean on the church people to sign your petition. Something like: "You do believe in the sanctity of marriage, right?"

The bible says in Mark 10:2-12:

"And the Pharisees came to him, and asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife? tempting him...And he saith unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery."

How about it? Any preacher or church goer who doesn't sign would really expose themselves for the sanctimonious sacks of crap that they really are.

jGrrl said...

We donated this morning.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that I am a straight woman and I fully believe in EQUAL rights for gay couples including the title of marriage. I hope you all attain the respect you deserve and I am sincerely sorry for the ignorance that straight people have demonstrated in California this past few months and especially on November 4th. I am a college graduate from UCSD in biology and also raised catholic. I truly believe that the people judging you will be judged in the end and they will finally know that they were wrong. Stay strong. They can live with the hate in their hearts and God knows it very well.

Anonymous said...

To commit vandalism and threaten people, because you lost in the democratic process, is in itself an act of intolerance, and is the kind of mentality that leads to bigotry and hate that gays so often face. Don't spray paint churches and try to "get even". Freedom for everybody doesnt work that way.

Queers United said...

We don't condone those actions, most gays and lesbians are peacefully protesting against the unconstitutional prop 8. I'd also encourage you to tell your prop 8 supporting friends to stop attacking gays, and to stop vandalizing no on 8 signs.

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