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Dan predicted this once the gays started taking to the streets and blaming everyone else except themselves for the loss of Proposition 8.Â Â And here it is:Â The Backlash.
A group of well-known religious leaders and advocates, including the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, have united in their opposition to the attacks on the Mormon Church by the gay community across the USA.
Declaring “no mob veto,” a full-page ad in the New York Times on Friday denounced the “violence and intimidation” directed at members of the LDS Church who supported California’s ban on gay marriage.
“When thugs … terrorize any place of worship, especially those of a religious minority, responsible voices need to speak clearly: Religious wars are wrong; they are also dangerous,” reads the advertisement paid for by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, based in Washington, D.C.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has come under fire from gay rights activists across the country since coming out in support of California’s Proposition 8, an amendment to the state’s constitution that defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman.
In a statement Friday, church officials expressed gratitude to the dozen civil rights and religious leaders, ranging from Catholic to evangelical Christian to Orthodox Jew, who attached their names to the advertisement.
Scott Walter, executive director of the Becket Fund, insists his nonpartisan, interfaith group is not taking a stand on same-sex marriage.
“We’re only about religious liberty,” he said. “When houses of worship are being attacked, we’re concerned. We’re against violence against anyone.”
The group’s website can be found at NoMobVeto.com.
The always on-top-of-things-leader of the Gay Left — Joe Solmonese — takes umbrage and actually seems to be defending the gays who are turning the Prop 8 loss into a war against religion.
We all know these claims are, at the very least, exaggerations, and at worst, spun from whole cloth.
We’re going to see it as we work toward marriage equality and during our fight to enact federal hate crimes legislation: the other side can only win by telling lies about us.Â So far, they’ve only defeated us by spreading mistruths, and it’s what they are going to keep doing.Â And I think we’ve all had enough of it.
It’s time for us to stand up for the truth.Â I urge you all to visit www.hrc.org/demandthetruth and join members of the HRC Religion Council in forcefully responding to this despicable ad.
Will Joe ever learn?Â How about DENOUNCING the clear hate speech coming from Prop 8 protesters against those of faith?Â How about taking accountability for the Gay Left’s complete and utter failure at America’s ballot boxes for the past 20 years?
Personally, I find the actions of anti-Mormon and anti-Christian bigotry by many Prop 8 losers in California disgusting and outrageously hateful.Â It is equally astounding that the Gay Leaders of the USA are turning a blind eye to this simmering gay war on religion.
It is certainly not the way to move forward to bring more Americans into the political equation of supporting gay rights.