Skip to comments.Mormon aid to Prop. 8 investigated (Gestapo)
Posted on 11/24/2008 6:48:48 PM PST by Drango
California officials are planning to investigate whether the Mormon church gave an accurate accounting of its role in the campaign that succeeded in getting a same-sex marriage ban approved in the state.
The action by the California Fair Political Practices Commission came in response to a complaint filed two weeks ago by a gay rights activist. Fred Karger, founder of Californians Against Hate, accuses the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of failing to report the value of the work it did to support Proposition 8. Roman Porter, the agency's executive director, said Monday that the decision to open an investigation does not mean staff members have determined there was any wrongdoing, only that Karger's complaint merits further inquiry.
A representative from the Salt Lake City-based church could not be reached for comment.
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Im very proud of the Catholics and Mormons who stood tall supporting prop 8. Kinda wonder why the evangelical movement was relatively silent on the issue? Blessings to all churches that were shining their light in the darkness!
Oh for HEAVENS SAKE. Get over it. GAYS need to understand, the PEOPLE expressed their opinion. Suck up your gut, get some more petitions and try it again.
It figures. California leads the way to hell
Californians Against Hate had better look at themselves first.
LOL....much shorter than "lavender mafia wearing brown
If “progressives” are concerned about hate-filled churches immersing themselves into secular politics, perhaps they should start with the Obamessiah’s church.
Dollars to do-nuts says that Freddie boy hates Mormons.
...but needs a do-nut just to be able to sit most days....
“Californians Against Hate” sounds like an Orwellian organization. “Hate” apparently is not wanting marriage to be redefined.
Ah.... the McCain legacy in action.
“California Fair Political Practices Commission”
I find this name ironic.
The only way homosexuals can resurrect this Bill is to suck it up, swallow their pride, get on their knees and ask for forgiveness from God.
That was my facebook status for a while. It started a lot of conversations. I thank the Mormons for what they did.
To be added to this ping list just make some stupid bathroom humor innuendo that has nothing to do with anything being seriously discussed by serious Americans who care about the downward spiral of our Republic. In the words of that great poet and philosopher James Buffet "If we couldn't laugh, we would all go insane."
I agree. More than any other group they put themselves out there publicly to stand for decency and they are being persecuted for it. This is just a foreshadow of the coming witch hunt towards Christians. Also the “hate speech” measures passed in Colorado. The fags are simmering with anger that there are still people who will not give them the moral approval they so desperately crave and need to mitigate their own self-loathing and won’t stop until they get not tolerance, but approval, even from religious groups with long-standing prohibitions against sodomy and other perversion. At this point I find it difficult to love the sinner and hate the sin, they are so completely identified with their sin, brazenly forcing their perversion everywhere.
I have no love of the Mormon theology, but this is a witch hunt. Today we are all Mormon
After the primary season and everything that was said on here against the Mormons and Mitt Romney, I surprised to hear this. It is a welcome surprise though!
Could this be the embryonic version of our equivalent to Canada’s “Human Rights Courts” or whatever they’re called?
The LDS Church has few paid clergy... it is almost all volunteer; from the level of the local clergy up to (at least) the next level or two of the organizational structure, none of them get paid or work on "church time." One has to go pretty high up to find someone in the church (other than in seminaries or "unrelated" church-owned businesses) who is somehow on the payroll...
The workers/volunteers who did the work for Prop 8's passage, like those who donated $$, did so as private individuals who share a common private membership in a church which took a stand on this as a moral, social issue.
Is it possible that they'll find a volunteer who held a meeting or had a conversation about the topic in a church building? Yes, it is possible, but from any legal standpoint it would be established as a diminimus, insignificant violation of the church's own policy on formal political involvement. If such minor policy violations were established, it would clearly not represent a legal problem for the church, but the opponents would take it, amplify and distort it, and otherwise make a mountain out of a molehill. Count on it.
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