Thursday, November 6, 2008

Practically Overnight

I once wondered if there would be protests and animosity towards the LDS Church similar to fifty-or-so years ago in regards to Black rights.

I brushed it off, thinking, "No, things will happen more gradually and peacefully with this..."

But, SCHTROUMPH, practically overnight, the seeds of animosity have sprouted. Protesters are surrounding temples, the Church is being called out angrily in her hypocrisy (I think the Church's PR shot the Church in the head with their most recent statement), and I'm not very thrilled about the whole thing.

Am I pissed at the Church's lies and hypocrisy? Absolutely. Am I frustrated and angry? Totally. Will I get over it? Probably by next week.

But my mommy and daddy are temple workers, and if one hair on either of their heads is misplaced, so help me...

I will always protect my family -- it's why I am so ardently against anti-gay marriage legislation; it is why I am so ardently against these protests that could result in violence.

It is not the way things should be handled. Vent in your blogs... bicker childishly with those who comment in opposition to your posts... punch a wall... break a chair... then take a deep breath and move on with life and fight without violence, anger, and frustration.

Don't let it escalate into what is was half a century ago... It's disgusting. It's reprehensible. It's foolish. It's embarrassing. It's shameful. It's disappointing.



  1. Look into what happened in front of the LA Temple today and why they had to close the temple down. That should answer you question. similar riots are being planned for Oakland and Temple Square.

  2. Oh goodness, I hadn't heard about protests in front of the temples. No, this should be NON-VIOLENT. There's an easier way to protest. No one need get hurt. In the end, all it's going to do is give the supporters of rights a bad reputation. :(

  3. I agree that violent protest is ABSOLUTELY wrong, but I don't think that there's anything wrong with peaceful protests outside the temples, or anywhere else.

    It's just a question of whether things can remain peaceful or not. Right now passions are high, tempers are flaring, and some antagonism (though still inexcusable) is probably at least somewhat understandable. Hopefully things will quickly calm down and the violence can cease.

  4. Hey, don't bring the little blue people into this. I've done research, and as far as I can tell, not a single one voted for the prop or has turned up at a protest. Despite their probable inclinations and consequential likely opposition to the amendment, except for the blond chick who lives in a whole village of men and would likely favor some hetero enforcement so she can finally get a little sump'n sump'n, they're busily minding their own business and bringing happiness to people around the world. Show a little respect.

  5. In no way was using their argot "bringing them into this."

    In fact, it was in using their vernacular that I was showing respect to and admiration of these "little blue people" as you call them.

    Indeed, I'll have you know that I have some very close friends who are little blue people, whom I respect and admire dearly -- even though, I, myself, wouldn't make such a lifestyle choice.