Monday, November 10, 2008

Now They're Blaming the Roman Catholics

I have not been posting as I watched the response to the passage of Proposition 8. First the gays and lesbians were blaming the African-American turn-out. Blacks voted 70% for Prop 8. The gays and lesbians were shocked that African-Americans had not bought into the civil rights analogy being pushed by the LGBT activists. But they soon realized it was better to drop that story as it undermined their own arguments. And criticizing a disadvantaged minority looked bad.

So they went after the Mormon Church. Individual Mormons had made individual contributions that added up to a large percent of the total donations to Yes on 6. Targeting the individual who made the donations looked like harassment, so they started protesting outside Mormon churches. But actually, that looked like harassment, harassment of a small minority religion.

So in today's San Francisco Chronicle we can see they have found a new target of blame for the passage of Prop 8 is the Roman Catholic Church:
Months before the first ads would run on Proposition 8, San Francisco Catholic Archbishop George Niederauer reached out to a group he knew well, Mormons.

Niederauer had made critical inroads into improving Catholic-Mormon relations while he was Bishop of Salt Lake City for 11 years. And now he asked them for help on Prop. 8, the ballot measure that sought to ban same-sex marriages in California.

The June letter from Niederauer drew in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and proved to be a critical move in building a multi-religious coalition - the backbone of the fundraising, organizing and voting support for the successful ballot measure. By bringing together Mormons and Catholics, Niederauer would align the two most powerful religious institutions in the Prop. 8 battle.

You see, the problem wasn't the Mormons -- it was the Roman Catholic Church behind the Mormons.

Maybe this will work. They have been getting away with lewd and vulgar parodies of Roman Catholic nuns for years.

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