Skip to comments.Reid rips LDS Church's Prop. 8 support
Posted on 10/13/2009 9:30:14 AM PDT by greyfoxx39
In a meeting with gay-rights activists last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid criticized the LDS Church for backing a ballot measure banning same-sex marriage in California, saying the leaders of his faith should have stayed out of the contentious political fight.
Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, is the highest ranking elected official who is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Marchers in Sunday's equality rally, which drew tens of thousands to the U.S. Capitol, repeatedly referenced the Prop 8 defeat in signs, statements and even face paint. But when organizers sat down with Reid, it wasn't a topic they intended to raise. They wanted to thank him for supporting the march and push him on their desire for federal action giving gay Americans the ability to get married, serve openly in the military and fight workplace discrimination.
Reid signed a letter supporting the march and encouraged a sustained lobbying campaign.
In the meeting, those present touched on issues most important to them. Dan Choi, a veteran of the Iraq War, who was booted from the military under the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy, thanked Reid for lobbying President Barack Obama on his behalf. Robin McGehee, of California, talked about her own family. Then, McGehee said, Reid brought up his LDS faith and discussed a recent meeting with Mormons in which he criticized the Prop 8 efforts.
"He personally said they needed to be focused on other things," she said, "and he felt it was harmful for the church to focus on such a divisive issue."
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I’ll vote with the Mormons on this one ....
He’s toast. He can’t change that. He’s reaching.
Don’t Mormons practice shunning, or some variation?
He probably has the promise of some cushy cabinet job or lobbyist job in return for his support.
Not too sure but JW’s do ... but you can read this: http://www.sltrib.com/ci_?source=most_viewed
Kick his ass out of the LDS! He is not only an interloper, but a heretic!
Oh, good — attack the Mormons. I hear they are running Las Vegas these days. Bye bye Reid. Not a moment too soon.
Polls in NV are showing Reid sucking dirt in relation to both Rep candidates. This is an act of desperation.
I always thought reid was drunk most of the time. By going against his church in Nevada, he either has a death wish or doesn’t plan on running for reelection.
The hand that he’s reaching for to pull him out of his election quagmire is attached to a limp wrist.
Publicly opposing the Church is supposed to be a pretty big no-no.
No. We do excommunicate members who commit serious sins and remain unrepentant. But we do not avoid association with excommunicated persons unless they are a danger. They are invited to attend meetings, but are not asked to speak or teach, pay tithing, or hold a position in the Church.
Obviously, being a slimy politician is not an offense requiring excommunication.
LOLOL! Right on!
Sometimes, they just change your name to “Jack” when they talk about you.
Jack Mormons are not unlike jackasses, from what I hear.
Dont Mormons practice shunning, or some variation?
Why does Harry Reid say that the Mormon church shouldn’t be involved in a divisive issue? Should churches only be involved with issues that aren’t divisive? And who decides?
Why does he say they should be involved with other things instead? This has been a common refrain in the same-sex marriage debate for the past few years. Gay activists, who are the ones filing lawsuits, and forcing the debate about marriage in our society, then become passive aggressive and say “why are we talking about gay marriage? It’s a small issue. We should be talking about education, healthcare, and the war in Iraq instead.”
Was there any controversy about defining marriage until about the past 10 years when gay activists forced the issue? Why are they allowed to get away with saying that those who support traditional marriage are the divisive ones??????
Is this a Saul Alinsky tactic? Stir things up and then say, why is everybody upset about something? That’s exactly what happened with marriage. The definition and structure of marriage was not in doubt or controversy until the lawsuits on the subject started.
If Reid loves the queers so much, perhaps he should “marry” one. I’m sure he’d enjoy that kind of sex.
BTW, I love your screen name. Godzilla is da MAN, er BEAST.
Probably he thinks LDS is so mainstream that it’s like Pelosi still taking communion.