IF ONLY: California’s Proposition 8
In California, the passage last week of a proposition to permanently ban same sex marriage until enough older opponents die off for the ban to be permanently lifted by another proposition has resulted in major protests throughout the state directed at the Mormon Church, the largest financial contributor to the campaign. In their defense, a spokesman for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held a brief press conference today.
“We do not see this as discrimination, but as a critical moral issue. It would be hypocritical of us not to act in accordance with the teachings of our Church: marriage is intended to be a holy sacrament between one man and … um … never mind.”