So many of us are stunned by the passing of Proposition 8 in California, which specifically stated that it would “eliminate the rights of same-sex couples to marry.” In other words, eliminate a right that existed for the citizens of California. In other words, to strip away rights of their fellow citizens that had been affirmed by the California Supreme Court.
Why are we voting on each others’ rights in this country?
A large part of the lobbying for passage of Proposition 8 was done by the Mormon Church. Not just local pastors, which is bad enough, but by The Mormon Church in Salt Lake City. They did this by airing ridiculously (or so we thought) false ads about the “effects” of same sex marriage on society. They told lies about what would be taught in the schools.
And they’re tax exempt.
Please sign the petition to amend tax laws so that religious organizations such as the Mormon Church cannot continue to lobby and remain tax exempt.