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Monday, December 8, 2008

And Then, Reality Left the Building

Posted by John Schroeder at the Article VI Blog.


The people behind that now infamous “Mormon Home Invasion” ad against Prop 8 spoke up in the form of an op-ed in the on-line edition of the LATimes this morning. The piece is full of distortions and perceptions born, as best as I can tell, of some sort of paranoia. I will leave it to Lowell to deal with this factually - as an active participant in the Yes on 8 campaign, he has a far better command of those facts than I do. However, there is one comment to which I must address myself:
Unfortunately, this failure to take public responsibility for leading the fight against same-sex marriage, as well as the masking of its efforts behind the shroud of an interfaith coalition, is nothing new for the LDS Church.
This is simply offensive. Think about the implications of that statement. It implies deep conspiracy, something virtually impossible to pull off. It implies that those of us other than Mormons were less than genuine. It implies that those of us other than Mormons were duped.

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1 comment:

  1. This is my favorite line from the op-ed

    "The hard-hitting ad depicted two arrogant Mormon missionaries..."

    hard-hitting doesn't correctly describe the ad for what it was: desperate and religiously bigoted.

    for these reasons it wasn't hard-hitting at all-- it wasn't even successful.

    anyways, the guys over at Article IV have some awesome commentary.

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