Posts Tagged ‘Proposition 8’

In the Courts, Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Discrimination

In Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Judge Walker made it clear that in the United States, marriage is a civil matter.

Church Politicking, Elections, Freedom of Religion, Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Right Research

An interesting documentary is opening in some major cities this weekend, and if you get the chance, Iā€™d suggest that you check it out.

Titled ā€œ8: The Mormon Proposition,ā€ the film examines the role the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) played in helping pass Proposition 8 in California, which repealed marriage equality for same-sex […] Read More

Marriage & Sexuality, Religious Discrimination

Next time you’re in Salt Lake City, you had better refrain from kissing your loved one in public. It could get you arrested.

Especially if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which runs the show in town, doesn’t like you or what you stand for.

A gay couple learned this the hard way on July 9, when […] Read More

Religion and politics

Is the state of Utah a theocracy?

You certainly might think so after reading an article in today’s Salt Lake Tribune.

More than 80 percent of legislators are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and for the past 15 years, legislative leaders have met annually with Mormon church officials to discuss the coming year’s agenda. […] Read More

Church Politicking, Marriage & Sexuality

The more you learn about California’s Proposition 8, the more it raises church-state concerns.

When well-funded sectarian allies manipulate the democratic process to take away the civil rights of a small minority of Americans, fundamental constitutional safeguards are gravely jeopardized. Conservative religious forces wanted to write their theological viewpoint about marriage into civil law, and they didn’t mind trampling on […] Read More

James Dobson, Religious Right Research

Next week, Americans will kick off the holiday season, but sadly, several employees at James Dobson’s Focus on the Family (FOF) probably have lost that festive spirit.

On Dobson’s radio broadcast yesterday, he shared that Colorado-based FOF is “experiencing the same financial shortfall and some of the pressures that have resulted from the economic downturn in this country.” With that […] Read More

Election '08, Marriage & Sexuality

Last Wednesday morning, I woke up to the disappointment that California’s Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage, was most likely going to succeed.

Many of my Californian friends were shocked that the usually progressive state they live in actually passed a measure that overturned the California Supreme Court’s decision ensuring that gays and lesbians have the constitutional […] Read More

Election '08, James Dobson, Marriage & Sexuality

Look out, California, the Religious Right is bringing out the big guns!

That is, James Dobson of the Focus on the Family broadcasting empire has accepted an invitation to attend a prayer rally in San Diego this Saturday as the Religious Right’s last attempt to pass Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment that would deprive gays and lesbians of the right […] Read More

Marriage & Sexuality

In all the emotional public debate over same-sex marriage, the overarching issue of church-state separation often gets lost. I’m glad to see that situation beginning to change.

Last week, Mike Swift of the San Jose Mercury News called to talk to about Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment that takes away gay couples’ right to get married in the Golden […] Read More

Church Politicking

Yesterday, I sat in on a conference call sponsored by Concerned Women for America (CWA), and the leaders of California’s ProtectMarriage campaign. Not surprisingly, I heard some interesting commentary, to say the least.

The call was led by Pastor Jim Garlow of Skyline Wesleyan Church in La Mesa who is the leader and initiator of Proposition 8. If that […] Read More

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