A right way to protest, and a wrong way

November 6, 2008 at 3:53 pm (LDS, Leftist idiocy, The Left)

There is a right way to protest, and a wrong way.

One thing I have noticed is that liberals are very sore losers. When they lose, they make so much noise and they whine so much.

Proposition 8 – which amends the constitution of California to define marriage as between one man and woman woman – passed. The Catholic Church and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were two of the largest entities that pushed for the passing of the Proposition. The two joined Evangelical churches, Muslims, and certain Jews, along with others, to campaign for the Proposition.

The Proposition passed by about 52%. All it needed was a majority to pass.

Advocates for same-sex marriage are placing the blame, strangely enough, on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

What makes its passage interesting is that while so many Christian, Muslim, and Jewish organizations expended time and money to promote the Proposition, it was Obama who indirectly killed gay marriage in California. The overwhelming number of black and Latinos who came out to vote, to vote for Obama, also voted for the Proposition. Were Obama not in the running, perhaps not so many people would have come out to vote, and the Proposition may not have passed.

Nevertheless, they are targetting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This had been a hard time for Latter-day Saints, what with violence, vandalism, and theft being daily occurrences. And now the opponents of Proposition 8 are organizing their piece de resistance: a massive protest at the Los Angeles California Temple.

I called the Temple. Protests have already started. The massive protest is expected at 2 pm, Pacific time. The Temple is closed for the day. My elders quorum president sent me a text message of a Good he did: “la mormon protest 2 pm”. It’s huge! Of course, the Kossacks are right on top of it.

I have no problem with people who oppose the Church for what it has encouraged its members to do, but this is ridiculous. Proponents for same-sex marriage will get no goodwill for such antics, and will only harden the resolve of those who oppose same-sex marriage. If they do a peaceful, respectful protest, that’s fine. But what they’re planning – including plans to crash/disrupt our services while drinking coffee and smoking – is only going to backfire. Being belligerent – “teaching us a lesson” – is no way to win friends or support.

But it all demonstrates the childishness of the liberals when they lose.

See:
Black, Latino voters helped Prop. 8 pass” by Tony Castro on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, on LA Daily News
and
Black and Latino voters critical to same-sex marriage ban’s success” by Mike Swift and Sean Webby on Wednesday, November 11, 2008, on MercuryNews.com

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3 Comments

  1. David said,

    Had your campaign been honest, it would be different. Your ads were distortions and lies. You can have your faith and you can try and recruit, but do so in a truthful and open way.

  2. Muslihoon said,

    A few points:
    1. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints did not make or pay for any ads. They were all made by a secular alliance of proponents of Proposition 8, which organization had no religious or political affiliation. The Church had no institutional involvement aside from encouraging members to support efforts to pass Proposition 8.

    2. The ads made by the coalition were not deceptive, distortions, or lies. In fact, ads and statements by opponents of Proposition 8 were full of misrepresentations (if not outright lies and distortions).

    3. Any disagreement may be expressed in a civil and respectable manner. Massive protests and riots are immature to say the least.

    4. Furthermore, Latter-day Saints do not comprise the only party to this issue. There were many other demographics and organizations that were involved. This seems to be the case of selective and convenient demonizing.

  3. Sobek said,

    David, you seem concerned with distortions in ads. Tell me, do you have any problem with this:

    If so, why? If not, why not?

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