Here 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.