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  •  LDS also worked in Arizona (6+ / 0-)

    on banning gay marriage.

    In 2006, voters rejected a ban on gay marriage, but 2 years later, voters approved the measure that changed the state's constitution that defined marriage as the union between one man and one woman.

    Arizona flips on gay marriage

    In 2008, days before the election, I went to my bank for a notary, and a young man, an officer of the bank, talked about his volunteering to work the phones in an effort to ban gay marriage in Arizona.
    He was volunteering as a member of the Mormon Church and began outlining all the talking points.

    I laughed and told him that gay marriage isn't going to harm my marriage and told him that no one is going to marry their dog.
    He instantly told me that someone did marry a farm animal of some sort in the UK, and he was working to see that that would never happen here.
    Before he could continue, I told him that it didn't matter since I voted by mail and already voted to make it legal for gays to marry.

    The man was young and I guessed at the time that he was under or near 30 years old.

    The thing about the encounter most disturbing to me, besides his ignorance, was that as an officer of Wells Fargo, he broke professional ethics of the bank by trying to impose his religious and political beliefs onto a customer.

    As tempting as it was to file a complaint, I just couldn't, because having worked for a bank decades ago, I know the man wasn't making the BIG bucks and I really didn't want to be responsible for hurting someone's employment.

    I love Pootie Diaries

    by arizonablue on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 09:34:03 AM PDT

    •  You're a better person than I am (2+ / 0-)
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      I would have filed the complaint, watched him be fired, and then told him, "Go cry to your church and get them to support you." I would have laughed at him all the way to the Bishop's Storehouse.

      I was raped, abused, neglected, abandoned, and disowned by mormons. I have precisely as much compassion for mormons as they did for me.

      When are you going to understand that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage. - Practical Magic

      by Keori on Sun Jun 12, 2011 at 01:55:43 PM PDT

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