How dare the mormon church have an opinion!
I am clearly no fan or supporter of the mormon church, but the apoplexy of the radical homosexual movement towards the mormon church deserves ridicule. How dare they have a stance on California's Proposition 8! From Fox News...
SALT LAKE CITY — Utah's growing tourism industry and the star-studded Sundance Film Festival are being targeted for a boycott by bloggers, gay rights activists and others seeking to punish the Mormon church for its aggressive promotion of California's ban on gay marriage.
It could be a heavy price to pay. Tourism brings in $6 billion a year to Utah, with world-class skiing, a spectacular red rock country and the film festival founded by Robert Redford, among other popular tourist draws.
"At a fundamental level, the Utah Mormons crossed the line on this one," said gay rights activist John Aravosis, an influential blogger in Washington, D.C.
"They just took marriage away from 20,000 couples and made their children bastards," he said. "You don't do that and get away with it."
I hate to state the obvious, but they didn't "take away" anything. There was never a legitimate right in California for homosexuals to hold a ceremony and demand it be recognized as a legal marriage. It was a "right" created out of thin air by the judiciary, a "right" that was rejected by California voters.
"At this point, the Californians are the victims and the Mormons are the persecutors," he said. "We had won this until they swept in ... We need to send a message to Utah that they need to stop trying to inflict their way of life on every other state."
Uh, I hate to point this out, but the vote was held in California, not Utah. Utahans didn't get to vote in the California elections. Since when do people who exercise their democratic right to vote become "victims"? Victims of who? Themselves? I guess it is OK for out of state donations to come in to support gay "marriage" but not advocacy to defend traditional marriage. What is truly frightening is that these people probably don't even realize the extent of their hypocrisy and they will have an enormous, disproportionate voice in the Obama administration and the Democrat controlled congress. And when you start tinkering with marriage laws, you invariably cause a ripple effect that impacts other states. Why should the California judiciary get to make up a right where none exists, and then the same advocates who pushed for it become outraged and riot when the people get to cast their ballot and restore the traditional definition of marriage?
Once again we see the liberal end game, why liberalism leads to socialism which leads totalitarianism. The self-appointed elite few anoint themselves wiser and more progressive than anyone else, and when the majority of people reject their ideology, they resort to legal maneuvering, intimidation, incarceration and violence to inflict their will on others. After all, the unwashed masses can't be trusted to vote for themselves. We will tell them what to think, it is for their own good after all.