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Response to iverglas (Reply #154)

Thu May 17, 2012, 02:08 AM

166. So, if a candidate's religion drafted, funded, and promoted, an amendment to

make marriage between African American men and women illegal, and succeeded in getting the amendment passed, causing widespread pain to the African American community, and to all decent people as well, would this not warrant attacking the candidate's religion?

And would attacking the candidate for this be off the table, despite the fact that he had supported the dirty deed?

"We're sorry Barack, your marriage to Michelle is not recognized in this state, thanks to us, the Mormon Church. Please understand, it's not that we're racist, we actually love everyone sooooo much, it's just that, well, our religion teaches that people with black skin are sinners and inferior to whites, and therefore, blacks should not be able to marry."


"We're sorry, Barbara, your marriage to Michelle is not recognized in this state, thanks to us, the Mormon Church. Please understand, it's not that we're homophobic, we actually love everyone sooooo much, it's just that, well, our religion teaches us that LGBT people are sinners and inferior to heterosexual people, and therefore, people of the sex same should not be able to marry."


Not your problem, unless they come for you, right?

I really resent it when anyone takes the fact that these bigots almost single-handedly took away our legal right to marry in California so lightly.

If they did this to any other group, there would already be blood on the moon from the outrage and backlash.

What the Mormon Church, Romney included, did to the LGBT community was flat out mean and evil. Plain and simple. And to this day, they, (Romney included) have no remorse for what they did.

“The American culture promotes personal responsibility, the dignity of work, the value of education, the merit of service, devotion to a purpose greater than self, and, at the foundation, the preeminence of the family,” Romney said. “As fundamental as these principles are, they may become topics of democratic debate. So it is today with the enduring institution of marriage. Marriage is a relationship between one man and one woman.”

The ultra-conservative crowd broke into cheers.

A USA Today /Gallup poll released yesterday shows that a majority of Americans – and an even larger majority of independent voters – approve of the President’s position on marriage equality.

“This morning, Mitt Romney spoke out against marriage equality at a school that does not even allow openly LGBT students to enroll,” said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. “It is unbelievable that in this day in age – when a majority of Americans support marriage equality and a majority of Americans explicitly approve of President Obama’s leadership on marriage equality – Mitt Romney instead is taking up the mantle of far-right, anti-gay organizations who seek to demonize LGBT families. Mitt Romney continues to insist he’s against discrimination, but his remarks on marriage equality and the company he keeps paints a very clear and a very disturbing picture of the anti-LGBT forces that are driving Romney’s campaign.”

http://qsaltlake.com/2012/05/12/romney-reiterates-anti-gay-marriage-stance-at-commencement-speech/


No quarter.


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