Saturday, December 13, 2008

Gay Rights Activists

Taken from the latest issue of the National Review:

No person of institution should enter into a public controversy expecting to escape criticism--even unfair and dishonest criticism. But the jihad currently being waged against Mormons is unconscionable. In a Denver suburb, a Book of Mormon was set on fire and draped on the doorstep of a Mormon temple, presumably as a statement about the church's support of Proposition 8 in California, an initiative that defined marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Envelopes full of suspicious white powder were sent to church headquarters in Salt Lake City. Blacklist of pro-9 Mormon donors have been compiled. Mormons are routinely being denounced as hateful and bigoted. None of this is even remotely justifiable. The Mormon church had not been particularly strident in its opposition to same sex-marriage, nor is it alone among church's whose leaders supported the ballot measure and encouraged its followers to do likewise. Throughout, Mormons acted within their rights, in honest pursuit of what they believe to be good. Gay-rights activists have every right to criticize this. But they hurt their own cause b fantasizing Mormon conspiracies roughly equivalent to what Saudi clerics tell about Jews. The vitriol has been tolerated in polite society only because anti-Mormon bigotry is pervasive--and it is this, not the church's role in the Prop 8 debate, that is truly shameful

Amen. I refer you to my blog of 12/5 on the subject of Gay-Rights activists bigotry.

1 comment:

Billy Dennis said...

What these people did to the Mormons is unacceptable and wrong.

But I think that suggesting all gay people are like this is sort of like saying that the Rev. Fred Phelps and his Westboro Baptist Church represents what all Christians are all about.