How the mormons attacked our right - New York Times article

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    Nov 15, 2008 6:32 AM GMT
    It was a well organized calculated attack. A great insight into its unchristian campaign.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/15/us/politics/15marriage.htmlThe canvass work could be exacting and highly detailed. Many Mormon wards in California, not unlike Roman Catholic parishes, were assigned two ZIP codes to cover. Volunteers in one ward, according to training documents written by a Protect Marriage volunteer, obtained by people opposed to Proposition 8 and shown to The New York Times, had tasks ranging from “walkers,” assigned to knock on doors; to “sellers,” who would work with undecided voters later on; and to “closers,” who would get people to the polls on Election Day.

    Suggested talking points were equally precise. If initial contact indicated a prospective voter believed God created marriage, the church volunteers were instructed to emphasize that Proposition 8 would restore the definition of marriage God intended.


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    Nov 15, 2008 5:43 PM GMT
    I wonder if all this re-enforcement that gays are bad will cause a resurgence in violence against gays? Not that I am afraid: I am willing to stand up for my rights, but it the past when a minority fights for their rights there is usually segment of haters that feel emboldened.
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    Nov 15, 2008 5:55 PM GMT
    It's already happening long before Prop8. The KKK has increased in number around the time gay marriage went into national spot light and immigration debate

    Here's a good article about that http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/14/klan.sued.verdict/index.html

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    Nov 15, 2008 6:24 PM GMT
    There's always such a fine line to tread here for people of good conscience. A quite vocal part of me wants nothing more than to go on a clan-bashing rampage myself, but this would only be reacting out of anger to the actions of an inconceivably stupid minority. Besides, "Pink Panthers" is not a particulary awe-inspiring name for a radical gay insurgency group.
    It's trite, I know, but the most calming line of thought to fall back on is to simply ask WWJD and realize that is is far out of line with his purported representatives.
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    Nov 15, 2008 6:43 PM GMT
    magus_iii saidIt's already happening long before Prop8. The KKK has increased in number around the time gay marriage went into national spot light and immigration debate

    Here's a good article about that http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/11/14/klan.sued.verdict/index.html
    That's horrible. He was entitled to every penny he sued for. I wonder how many Latinos have gotten a bad rep from the anti-immigration thing. I remember at the height of the anti-immigration debate, I was looking for job and worried about how it affect my prospects (having a notably Latino name). Sure enough the vast majority of people who responded to my resume were other minorities (or people with "funny" names icon_lol.gif ) that maybe didn't have that bias. That was my observation at least.