Monday, November 10, 2008

So get off our backs...

I am sick of people saying Prop 8 wouldn't have passed if it weren't for Mormons, I'm sick of our temples being vandalized, I'm sick of all the hate people have towards us, I'm sick of all the arguing, I'm just sick of it. It makes me mad that people can vandalize our temples yet when we try to protect it it becomes a " hate crime" what about the "hate crime" towards Mormons... ever think about that? Why don't people look at the whole picture who voted and not just the ones that stick out.

Former Catholic Bishop of Salt Lake City Decries Religious Bigotry in Political Ad; Defends LDS Role in California Ballot Initiative Protecting Traditional MarriageLast update: 9:26 p.m. EST Nov. 7, 2008SACRAMENTO, Calif., Nov 07, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The following statement was released today by Bishop William Weigand, head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento and former Bishop of Salt Lake City, in response to attacks on the Mormon Church for supporting California's Proposition 8, defending the traditional definition of marriage: "Catholics stand in solidarity with our Mormon brothers and sisters in support of traditional marriage--the union of one man and one woman--that has been the major building block of Western Civilization for millennia. "The ProtectMarriage coalition, which led the successful campaign to pass Proposition 8, was an historic alliance of people from every faith and ethnicity. LDS were included--but so were Catholics and Jews, Evangelicals and Orthodox, African-Americans and Latinos, Asians and Anglos. "Bigoted attacks on Mormons for the part they played in our coalition are shameful and ignore the reality that Mormon voters were only a small part of the groundswell that supported Proposition 8. "As the former bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City, I can attest to the fact that followers of the Mormon faith are a good and generous people with a long history of commitment to family and giving to community causes. "I personally decry the bigotry recently exhibited towards the members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints--coming from the opponents of Proposition 8, who ironically, have called those of us supporting traditional marriage intolerant. "I call upon the supporters of same-sex marriage to live by their own words--and to refrain from discrimination against religion and to exercise tolerance for those who differ from them. I call upon them to accept the will of the people of California in the passage of Proposition 8." SOURCE: Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

6 comments:

Justin and Kelsey said...

Wow thats refreshing to hear someone actually defends our church!

hijodi said...

Amen!

Brooke and Matt said...

I have been so angry about this too! It makes me so upset that we are always targeted and having to defend ourselves. Good post.

Shari said...

WAHOOO!!!!!!!! Ditto!!!!!! Thanks Tori for your defense of our church!! Living in California I have seen such ugliness and HATE towards those of us who just want to defend our own beliefs-as we are called the haters-it's crazy!!! Love you baby!! Let the will of the people stand!!!!!!

Chris & Breanne Coccimiglio said...

I know I totally agree. I think people don't people even educate themselve enough to know who all supported it they just hear Mormons and start attacking us. They don't realize we are trying to protect our rights as well! Well said Tor!

Nickell said...

Amen, I am pretty positive that if only Mormons had voted it wouldn't have passed. It passed because 52% of California dwellers voted for it to pass. Mormons DO NOT take up 52% of California.