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View Diary: (update w/ video X2 + Darcy Burner) Prop 8: DEVASTATING internal memo from the LDS Church (453 comments)

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  •  The really important thing about this memo (18+ / 0-)

    Is not that it shows that they have been plotting this stuff for ten years--of course they have--but that they have been plotting to ally themselves with the Catholic Church and other Christian groups as a way of raising their own social and political standing with those groups. My brother, a very astute political observer, has been arguing for a while that the Mormons are doing this as a way of defusing evangelical criticism of mormons and mormon marriage. In this memo you see them allude to the higher social status of the Catholic church and say "this is the group to ally with."  That's because the Mormons aren't as afraid of homosexuality being "naturalized" as they are afraid that other Christian groups will continue to demonize Mormons. Sacrificing gays to gain credibility with other homophobes makes excellent political sense--especially with Mitt Romney positioning himself for another run at the presidency.  We have got to hit back, and hit back hard, at the Mormon church for breaching the boundaries between church and politics if we are to prevent Mitt Romney from capitalizing on this rapprochement later.  


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