In the nearly four weeks since Election Day, gay activists and thousands of their supporters have rallied outside Mormon temples around the country, protesting the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' support for California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative to make same-sex marriage illegal in the Golden State.Can you imagine, I mean even imagine the uproar if a group gathered on the steps of a gay community center and burned a copy of "Heather Has Two Mommies," "Daddy's Roommate," or "The Joy of Gay Sex"? Here's a tip for you ladies, throwing a collective temper tantrum isn't going to win you any friends.
There have been calls to boycott the annual Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah; some activists have called for a boycott of the entire state of Utah. Protesters have defaced some church buildings, and in Arapaho County, Colo., the Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible hate crime — the torching of the Book of Mormon on a church's doorstep.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Activists Target Mormons for Gay-Marriage Ban's Success in California