Friday, November 14, 2008

First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Bigots Makes Statement on Protests

Seems the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Bigots has his pencil dick all in a tither over his churches being picketed! Well golly gee there Mr. First Bigot, but what do you expect when you give your church members BIGOT MARCHING ORDERS, instruct them to do all in their power to deny the gay community their equal rights...FUCK YOU Mr. First Precidency! Has it occurred to you, and your fellow Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day BIGOTS that most Americans (even Christian ones) are tired of the Church trying to legistlate their morality on the rest of the nation?

I'm not one to condone violence, prefer peaceful protests, but then sometimes in the cause of civil rights, people have to take matters into their own hands, take extraordinary measures in their attempts to win that which they are entitled to by right and law. I would hope the opponents of Proposition 8 continue to protest the Mormon Church of bigots, hope they continue to OUT those that supported Propostion 8, continue to OUT the businesses that those people are associated with. Simply stated, I would encourage the opponents of Prop 8 to take whatever steps are necessary to win their civil rights, and to hold bigots accountable for their horrid acts against God and his people. If that comes in the way of boycotts that cause businesses to fail, all the better, as God can use his choosen people to exact vengence, to smite his enemies.

First Presidency Urges Respect, Civility
in Public Discourse

Five months ago, the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a letter to members of the Church in California, encouraging them to join the millions of other Californians from many religious denominations, ethnic groups and political persuasions in a broad coalition to defend marriage as it has been defined for millennia.

During the election campaign, both sides of the argument on Proposition 8 had ample opportunities to express their viewpoint. The result was conclusively in favor of traditional marriage. More than 40 states in the United States have now voted to protect traditional marriage, either directly or through their elected representatives.

Today the First Presidency issued this statement about the democratic process:

Since the people of California voted to reaffirm the sanctity of traditional marriage between a man and a woman on November 4, 2008, places of worship have been targeted by opponents of Proposition 8 with demonstrations and, in some cases, vandalism. People of faith have been intimidated for simply exercising their democratic rights. These are not actions that are worthy of the democratic ideals of our nation. The end of a free and fair election should not be the beginning of a hostile response in America.

The Church is keenly aware of the differences of opinion on this difficult and sensitive matter. The reasons for this principled stand in defense of marriage have already been articulated elsewhere. However, some of what we have seen since Californians voted to pass Proposition 8 has been deeply disappointing.

Attacks on churches and intimidation of people of faith have no place in civil discourse over controversial issues. People of faith have a democratic right to express their views in the public square without fear of reprisal. Efforts to force citizens out of public discussion should be deplored by people of goodwill everywhere.

We call upon those who have honest disagreements on this issue to urge restraint upon the extreme actions of a few that are further polarizing our communities and urge them to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility towards each other.

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