Why would you live in AZ?!?!?!?

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    Oct 03, 2008 6:12 PM GMT
    Seriously, WTF?!?!?!?

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2008/10/03/20081003marriagemoney1003.html
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    Oct 03, 2008 6:17 PM GMT
    Well, the voters of AZ had the good sense to reject a similar ballot initiative in 2006 and I hope they will do the same again this year.
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    Oct 03, 2008 9:34 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidWell, the voters of AZ had the good sense to reject a similar ballot initiative in 2006 and I hope they will do the same again this year.


    We can ONLY hope so!!!
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    Oct 03, 2008 10:44 PM GMT
    So much for the separation of church and state. There are some huge churches here that are like country clubs to join. As for the LDS churches, in some areas there are churches placed every square mile.

    They should spend that $6.9 million to get some real culture in Phoenix. No wonder they can pay for billboards in the area for this proposition.
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    Oct 03, 2008 10:50 PM GMT
    The article is interesting in that it mentions how heavily Mormons are contributing to fund the ad campaign for this proposition.

    I know the last time gay marriage was on the ballot in CA back in 2000 (Proposition 22) that Mormon leaders were pressuring well-heeled members of their congregations to contribute heavily. Each Mormon bishop had a monetary quota he had to come up with by asking his members to contribute. So while the money may not come from the church directly and individual names show up on donor lists, Mormon church leadership is putting the squeeze on their members to get them to do it.

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    Oct 03, 2008 11:51 PM GMT
    Glad my church - the Episcopal church - is accepting of gay marriage. A thinking man's church - not perfect - but coming along.
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:52 PM GMT
    After a lifetime in good old cold, damp Britain, Yep! I would love to live in Arizona, with Phoenix surrounded by desert cacti and the Grand Canyon a few hours away, and hours of hot, dry sunshine each day. Whoopie!
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:54 PM GMT
    Lol, I was actually in church this last sunday (I am mormon), and I walked out of the class because they were talking about how we must do everything we can to help Prop 8 pass... alot of people asked me why I walked out (not out to most my church friends), and I simply told them that I do not support Prop 8. I was shunned for the rest of the day... LOL
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    Oct 23, 2008 10:55 PM GMT
    I heard they occasionally get some pleasant 110 degree temperatures. Mmmm toasty.
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    Oct 23, 2008 11:16 PM GMT
    I love love LOVE living in this tranquil paradise in Phoenix. I don't get the whole anti "gay marriage" thing here, have no idea where this is coming from, because Arizona seems very liberal. No one cares if you're gay, straight, whatever.
  • EricLA

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    Oct 23, 2008 11:22 PM GMT
    A childhood friend recently moved her family from the Bay Area (Silicon Valley) to Arizona. We met in junior high but really got to know each other in high school and went to junior college together. I visited with them almost every time I visited the Bay Area. She was very supportive of my coming out and has always been a good friend. I know we must have talked politics. But, lo and behold, after her move she revealed to me (and another really Dem friend) that they are Republican!!! Now, I'm sure she isn't Bible Thumping Republican. Maybe she's just more Fiscally Conservative. She surprised both of us. We just sort of assumed.

    Well, they moved to AZ because it was affordable living, safe, and they liked the school for their kids.

  • code_joe

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    Oct 24, 2008 12:00 AM GMT
    I do find Prop 102 quite irritating. Actually they have a billboard about prop 102 right over one of the gay bars next to where I live. I guess I can't say I'm shocked. It's the best place to put it to piss us off.

    Politics aside I'm still trying to get used to living in AZ. I do have a good reason and that would be my partner.

    I have had a hard time living here though since I don't have many friends. Most my friends in Utah were either past tricks or friends of tricks ... so I can't really use that as a way to meet people anymore icon_sad.gif

    The heat can really suck during summer .. but thats why you just go somewhere else on vacation icon_biggrin.gif And the best part of the year is just starting for us.