Proposition 8: The Editorial and the Musical

LDV has previously mentioned California’s vote to ban gay marriage. The New Yorker has an article (one I find unduly rude towards Mormons’ own history in making its point), suggesting Prop 8 will be the last stand for homophobia in the USA:

Like a polluted swamp, anti-gay bigotry is likely to get thicker and more toxic as it dries up… This sort of sludge may or may not prove to be of some slight utility in the 2012 Republican primaries, but it is, increasingly, history … “We believe all families matter and we do not believe in discrimination,” Barb Young said. “Therefore, our family will vote against Prop 8.” It wasn’t enough this time. But the time is coming.

Meanwhile, less seriously, a group of comedians and performers have provided their own musical, interpreting the voters’ choice.

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  • I rather like this video too:

    A campaign to ban heterosexual divorce to protect families.

  • Which part of the bit about the Mormon’s history do you take issue with?

    Joseph Smith did have 27-odd wives, some were underage (by modern standards) and the Mormon movement is, even today, polygamist in some parts of Utah.

    It is also (one of many) conservative influences on Ameria and deserves to be called as such.

  • Richard Huzzey 5th Dec '08 - 6:59pm

    I thought someone would ask that!

    I don’t dispute their facts, but I feel that it’s cheap and petty to use it to make an argument against the CLS’s modern social teaching. You can throw errors 100 years ago against any sect or religion.

    For me, it detracted from a piece that was otherwise well argued.

  • I find it funny that anyone would even bring up Mormon Polygamy in this discussion. Since the federal goverment stripped Mormons of their religious marriage rights. Whats good for the goose is good for the Ganders.

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