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.

1 comment:

Casey said...

Great post. I've been so frustrated lately. And sad. And worried. I'm grateful to live in a country where I can vote as I see fit without the threat of persecution. Though not ridicule.