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View Diary: I cancelled my Marriott reservation today over Prop 8 -- Boycott Marriott! (324 comments)

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  •  The Mormon church supported Prop 8 big time (4+ / 0-)

    The Church "suggested" members give to Prop 8.

    •  OK, that's 1. 35 more to go. n/t (0+ / 0-)

      As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.

      by ticket punch on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 12:13:55 PM PST

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    •  More than that. (1+ / 0-)
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      The mormon church has declared war on LGBT people. Their members provided most of the funding for the lies that aired on television.

      "Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole. Troll-be-gone...apply directly to the asshole."

      by homogenius on Thu Nov 13, 2008 at 01:02:37 PM PST

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      •  Yes they have (0+ / 0-)

        The mormon church has declared war on the LGBT community, but it doesn't follow that all Mormons have done so.  "Members provided most of the funding" is not the same thing as "most members provided funding".
        For the record, I won't be patronizing Marriot, but I think "boycott fever" needs to be matched by outreach and support to those Mormons who opposed prop 8, such as Mormons For Marriage and others.  These are the people in a position to change the church's stand in the long term, and simply using the rule "Paid tithing = bigot" could lose us some valuable allies.

    •  Should we also boycott all businesses that (1+ / 0-)
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      financially benefit someone who is Catholic if leaders in the Catholic church supports politically offensive measures?  Where does it end?  How about focusing on the people who really were directly spearheading the proposition.  Or, better yet, how about focusing on what we can do to get the proposition tossed and prevent this from happening again.  Sorry, but I think boycotting businesses like the Marriott just comes across as irrational to people and does not help the credibility of those trying to put a stop to measures like Prop 8.

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