Saturday, November 15, 2008

I'm confused.

Who is showing "hate" and "intolerance"???

My in-laws worked hard calling day and nite to encourage support for Prop 8. They donated money they didn't have. They fought for what they believe in: Marriage has been and always should be between a man and a woman. They also have a gay son. They have never shown him anything but love. They did not picket his hangouts. They did not wave signs that said "Fag scum!" They didn't vandalize his home, sign, car, or place of worship. Now please, define "hate" and "intolerance" for me again???

(pics taken outside the LDS temple in Los Angeles)


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26 comments:

Lauren said...

All I can do is shake my head. There are cooler things to do with your spare time. I made caramel corn yesterday...it rocked me world.

Annie said...

They give us Mormons too much credit.

It has been documented, but not widely reported, you can make your own assumptions why, that the increase of black voters for Obama had a significant effect on the passing of this proposition.

Camille said...

That makes me so sad. I just don't understand why some people feel they have to do things like that.

Stacey said...

You took the words right out of my mouth!

Knot said...

Mmmm hmmmm ... yep tolerance is only extended if it's them you are extending it too. They are very intolerant of MY morals and convictions.

But as a Christian we should expect the persecution of the world. Why expect anything different?

Knot

S said...

OH but you have no rights. Only "they" do. If I did that I would be arrested!

Amanda said...

This whole thing makes me sick! What ever happened to our freedom to vote or believe however we wanted to.

This article made me especially upset.

Millie said...

This has me glued to LDS news wherever I can find it. Yeah, people haven't liked Mormons for a long time and we've been targeted by a few weirdos on the street at Temple Square, telling people they were going to hell, but to see this size of a group in open rebellion - really? Most of the voters who passed Prop 8 weren't LDS. We could have stayed home that day and it still would have passed.

Which just points out, again, how misguided they are. Like Norman Bates' Momma said... it's an exit, not an entrance! ;)

I'm starting to think these people must all be missing the same chromosome.

Millie said...

Are Mormons being unfairly targeted?

(it's a poll - doing pretty well in our favor so far)

Klin said...

I found myself thinking "Who knew that the group of people who claim to love and accept everyone would be the haters persecuting the members of the church?"

In case they didn't know, they are only hurting their cause and doing nothing to convince people that they should support them.

NOBODY said...

There are 800,000 LDS mormons in California. ASSUMING they all voted for Prop 8, that's barely a dent in how many people actually did. I find it interesting that the people picketing, if that's what you call it, don't know that. Or don't care. Or need so badly to have someone to blame for a FAIR VOTE not going their way.

Nobody said...

That would be, as opposed to the Catholic Mormons in California.

High much, Nobody?

Yvonne said...

It is so incredibly sad. I just can't believe that anyone with any brains would think that a small minority of Californians are the ONLY ones responsible. I also don't understand how this cannot be considered bigotry against the Church.

Anonymous said...

Don't even try to bring that crap to Texas! I'd like to see the gays picketing on the corner of Florence and Normandie in South Central. If they remember what it was like to have some balls, maybe they would.

Anonymous said...

Gee, I wonder why California is burning? The Lord will not be mocked! Dont mess with his house and maybe you won't fry... at least not until you meet him. Now if the fire would only spread to North Hollywood (and maybe France) this problem would be solved.

No Cool Story said...

I do not agree with the anonymous commenter above ("I wonder why California is burning")

Are you serious? The Lord decides to burn a few hundred houses to teach the protesters a lesson?
Yeah, that sure showed them all right.

Please tell me how this 1)punishes them 2) eaches them a lesson 3)or even how they are learning anything from that.

On a side note, it's a bit intimidating to comment on an Anon becuase it could turn out you are someone I love. But really, that kind of talk has no place among us. The Prophet would never say such thing.

No Cool Story said...

I still have a comment!
1) Nobody is high.

2) I have avoided watching, reading and looking at the pictures that have to do with the protesters. It makes me really mad and sad.
The "Go back to Utah" sign made me laugh. How ignorant can they be?

swampbaby said...

I also heard of a protest outside the NY temple that had thousands of participants, one outside of the CO temple, and also Oakland. I guess democracy is only democracy if the vote goes your way.

Tori :) said...

I liked the "I just want ONE husband!" sign. LOL!

Tori :) said...

Anonymous- Don't mess with Texas, eh?

Amanda said...

My husband was reading in the B of M this morning and happened upon this scripture. I thought it fitting with what is going on in CA.

"And he said: Surely God shall not suffer that we, who are despised because we take upon us the name of Christ, shall be trodden down and destroyed, until we bring it upon us by our own transgressions."
Alma 46:18

Nancy Face said...

I have to agree with No Cool Story regarding Anonymous. We do not want to talk or act that way!

Momma Magpie said...

More proof of the whole America being Untied vs. United thing. Everyone feels so strongly that it brings out such ugliness. These aren't new issues, but America sure is getting defensive.

I'm going to be unpopular here-- I think that marriage should be for any two people who love one another. And I love God, as do many Gays & Lesbians. I'm not sure this is about religion or God anymore, even if it were the initial intention. God wouldn't want such division and judgment. Perhaps this is just one of our tests, and telling from those pictures you posted, many of us are failing. It's a shame, isn't it? Baptist or Mormon. Black or white. Straight or Gay. God created us to love one another. THAT's the point.

Tori :) said...

Momma Magpie,
I'm not going to argue your beliefs. You are being respectful, unlike the people in the pics. It just makes me sad to see such hate. I know that my in-laws didn't do anything out of hate and that was my point. They just fought for their beliefs- but they did it respectfully.

Bitch said...

But you know, that prop is all hate. People who support it are very "respectful".. but imagine how would you feel if someone said you can't get married any longer just because you're heterosexual.. you wouldn't keep silence, or would you?
XOXO.

Tori :) said...

I don't "hate" anyone. I disagree with their view and they disagree with mine. You can speak your mind and fight for your rights without acting like a bunch of jerk offs. My point was that the "Yes" group were being called intolerant and hate-mongers yet the majority of the "No" group were acting like the people in the photos. Which shows "hate" more?
And hi- how old was this post? You're just trying to stir crap up and I'm not biting Bitch.