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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Prop 8 Umbrellas

Public Forum Letter
From the Salt Lake Tribune
D. James Croft
Great Falls, VA

"There has been substantial coverage of the protests against the involvement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with a coalition of Catholics and Evangelicals that supported California's Proposition 8. Much of the coverage has focused on protests at LDS temples in California and New York.

But a recent demonstration at the Washington, D.C., LDS Temple produced interesting results. A small group of protesters gathered outside the temple grounds. They displayed their signs but did not block traffic. They did not deface any property or engage in any intimidating conduct.

When a rainstorm came up, sister missionaries working at the temple's visitor center ran out with umbrellas, which they gave to the demonstrating group.

Participants on both sides of this emotional issue can learn from all those involved in this episode."


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