Wow, Utah is really feeling the heat with this California Prop 8 business. The Mormons campaigned relentlessly to get it passed, funneling money into their efforts from Utah and elsewhere, even going so far as to pressure Mormon-owned businesses to donate to the cause (is that even legal?). Now they’re facing a boycott of the entire state
along with protests in front of Mormon churches.
“While those who disagree with our position on Proposition 8 have the right to make their feelings known, it is wrong to target the Church and its sacred places of worship for being part of the democratic process,” Farah said.
Oh, so suddenly YOU don’t like being singled out and targeted for your beliefs and way of life, hmmm? Doesn’t feel good, does it? Cry me a river. We’ll leave your churches and temples and compounds alone when you get your evil tentacles the hell out of our bedrooms and voting booths. YOU DON’T BELONG THERE.
The church had said in a statement after Tuesday’s vote that “no one on any side of the question should be vilified, intimidated, harassed or subject to erroneous information.”
What? After all those LIES you spewed into the California media claiming that “public schools will be forced to teach gay marriage” (and other nonsense) unless Prop 8 is passed? Oh, that’s rich! Fuck you, Farah. Fuck you right in the ear.
Some are claiming that it’s wrong to target the entire state of Utah, because not everyone there is Mormon. They’re also saying that “innocent bystanders” will be financially hurt by the loss of tourism and the Sundance Film Festival. Yeah, well that’s tough. You non-Mormons need to be out there protesting as well, because they just fucked your state out of millions of potential tourist dollars. This is what happens when religion meddles with affairs of the state, folks. And it wasn’t even their state!
If you religious types want to play in the world of politics, you’d better be ready to deal with the consequences. Personally, I say TAX these churches (all of them) and their real estate and put that money towards our national debt.
And if you’re curious as to exactly who donated money to help get this passed, there’s a complete list
online for your reading and boycotting pleasure.