Friday, October 24, 2008

Outside Agitators

The campaign against same-sex marriage in California is being funded by the Mormon Church.

The Church’s teachings and position on this moral issue are unequivocal. Marriage between a man and a woman is ordained of God, and the formation of families is central to the Creator’s plan for His children… Local Church leaders will provide information about how you may become involved in this important cause. We ask that you do all you can to support the proposed constitutional amendment by donating of your means and time to assure that marriage in California is legally defined as being between a man and a woman.

Andrew Sullivan notes,

If you want to do something to resist the organization behind 77 percent of the funding of this Proposition, you can donate to the fight for civil equality here. I might add that if gay Californians actually cared about this as much as straight Mormons appear to, the race would not be close.

Like Amendment 2 here in Florida, the race is being fueled by fear, loathing, and religious reichery.