Monday, November 10, 2008
I Do Not Live in California
(Picture from KOMO news)
A couple facts that you already know:
1) I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
2) I do not live in California.
When my mother was married, a woman's group was still protesting our church by chaining themselves to the temple fence. This particular temple had just been completed and dedicated about 3 months prior, if I remember my dates correctly. (They were unhappy that women do not, CAN NOT, hold the Priesthood in our church. And yes, I am absolutely OK with that.)
Protesters stationed themselves outside of a number of Seattle-area LDS church buildings again yesterday, waving signs and shouting slogans at the families as they entered and left- most of the signs centered around gay rights in reaction to Proposition 8 passing in California, although it seemed to also include a number of other Mormon-haters.
I understand they are upset (although after reading their signs I don't think they understand what our church ACTUALLY teaches) but why picket our families? We don't live in California, we didn't vote on the proposition, and if they have a beef with the way our church conducted itself, what do they want US to do to change that?
It's just mean.