This Proposition 8 mess is absolutely insane. The people voted. They elected Obama president, and they shot down Prop 8 in California. End of story. And no, Nancy Pelosi, the voters didn’t just shoot it down because they were stupid.
However, drama ensues, and now the Mormons are being targeted for funneling money into the campaign supporting Prop 8. Churches have been attacked. White powder is being mailed (yes, it was a hoax.). Boycotts are being planned, targeting the Sundance Film Festival and Utah’s tourism industry. Here’s the rationale:
“At a fundamental level, the Utah Mormons crossed the line on this one,” said gay rights activist John Aravosis, an influential blogger in Washington, D.C.
“They just took marriage away from 20,000 couples and made their children bastards,” he said. “You don’t do that and get away with it.”
No, the Mormons didn’t “take marriage away”… they can still marry. My take on it is that they have equal rights. A straight man or woman can marry any person he or she chooses… of the opposite sex. As can any gay person. But that aside, the bottom line is this: The people of California voted in support of it! That’s how this system works. The people vote. Things get passed, things get shot down. And it wasn’t just the Mormons. The black population voted overwhelmingly for it… 70% voted YES. My opinion of gay marriage has nothing to do with this. Clearly, this was the will of the people.
And once again, the “tolerance” that the left refuses to show but so vehemently demands from the rest of us has been put on display. The nationwide protest today just added fuel to the fire… this is going to be exhausting.