8: The Mormon Proposition hits the AP news Wire

City Hall 6-17-08Here we go!  The Associate Press just released an article about the Documentary film 8: The Mormon Proposition which features our family story of heartbreak and shock as the LDS Church invested millions toward the passage of Proposition 8.   The film uncovers what went on behind closed doors that the general membership of the church has no knowledge of.  The trailer is posted on this page to the left.

As this film nears release, naturally I have anxiety concerning the eminent backlash we as a family will endure.   Yet I would not change a thing.  Our story is one of thousands…it is painful, sad and hopeful.  I hope that this film will start more conversations between family members and church members..

I hope people will keep an open mind and judge the film after seeing the facts in its entirety. I welcome an open dialogue about it. My real issue is that the lds church funded propaganda ads knowing they were lies….they were warned by their own attnys. and if I say anything I am accused of being anti-mormon or bashing the church because I differ with them. It amazes me too how the church can spin it so they are  the victims in this.  SO my question has always been….how does my sons marriage affect the sanctity of yours?  How does it threaten your freedom of religion, your freedom of speech

The consequence as we have witnessed with our own son in law and his family is heartbreaking and tragic. For a church that the family is said to be of the highest value, this act is of utmost destruction to many LDS families that now feel they are in a position of having to choose following their prophet or supporting their children’s, grandchildren’s, niece’s or nephew’s basic rights. To put families in that position is absolutely wrong. Obviously protecting our children and their basic rights to be treated equal is what we choose. I don’t believe God will condemn me  for that. We are deeply saddened that other family members have chosen otherwise.

As the consequences for our participation in this film will surely come, we will not stop standing for our children and the many others that deserve to be treated equally, with love and respect.

6 thoughts on “8: The Mormon Proposition hits the AP news Wire

  1. Duwayne Anderson

    When I resigned from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Mormon Church tried to destroy my marriage. Various active Mormons, indoctrinated/brainwashed by their cult, told my wife to divorce me. They told her I would be better off dead than apostate. They reminded her of the teachings of Mormon prophets – that she would be given to another man in the afterlife, and that I was no longer a part of her “eternal family.”

    The Mormon Church institutionally seeks to destroy the families of ex-Mormons by isolating non-members from church-sanctioned activities like weddings, baptisms, etc. Their policies are calculated, putative, and designed to coerce members into remaining in the church against their will.

    On the other hand, I’ve never had a Gay person try to break up my family. I’ve never had a Gay person tell my kids or my wife that I’m a Son of Perdition, that I’d be better off dead, or that I was a devil destined to take my family to hell. I’ve had Mormons say that stuff, but never a Gay person. No Gay person has ever threatened my marriage; but the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has.

    There are two great lies taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The first lie is that the church supports families; they don’t. The church uses families to coerce people into staying in the cult, and they are perfectly willing to *sacrifice* families, if necessary, in their attempts to deprive people of their agency. The second great lie taught by the LDS Church is that Gays represent a threat to marriage.

    It’s time to expose those lies – let’s hope that the documentary about your family helps put some light on the anti-family hate that is institutionally promoted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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    1. Moms Post author

      Wow! I have been gone for a while. Sorry this reply is so long in coming but the theme is “Atahualpa 3.4.4 by BytesForAll”.

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