2008: Prop. 8 Protests Continue In California / KCBS TV

Which would you rather have living in your neighborhood … a family of Latter-day Saints or other conservative Christians, who are model citizens, have families you would be proud to get to know, sit at church learning how to be humble, caring, loving, and dependable? Or these selfish, self-centered, bad citizens who try to force their way by rioting, running to courts and the streets when they don’t get their way, and whose personal and sexual practices are the epitome of selfishness, self-centeredness, promiscuity, always in the hospital because of some new disease, and dying in agony 20 years earlier than happily married straight couples? One or the other will win this battle, and it they do, then the rest of our society will follow in their path of selfishness, greed, self-centeredness, exotic illnesses, and early death.

The last time I saw demonstrators at the Los Angeles Temple, it was anti-Mormon Evangelical extremists. Now it is the gay/lesbian estremists, and prominent Evangelicals are coming to our aid. That is immense progress in the right direction, in my view. We have the right friends and the right enemies.

See the original on the WCBSTV website at this link.

Love & thanks,
Steve St.Clair
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Prop. 8 Protests Continue In California
Less than 24 hours after arrests were made at a Prop 8 protest in Long Beach, activists unhappy with Tuesday’s vote to ban same-sex marriages again took to the streets in Los Angeles.
A protest in the Silver Lake town of Los Angeles hosted speakers Robin Tyler and Diane Olson, a lesbian couple whose lawsuit led the California Supreme Court to rule in May that denying same-sex couples the right to get married was tantamount to discrimination.
About 18,000 couples have been married since gay marriage was legalized. But, on Tuesday, California voters approved Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman. That prompted county clerks to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples the next day.
Demonstrators have taken to the streets each night since Tyler and Olson had their attorney, Gloria Allred, file a writ with the high court Wednesday, challenging the voter-approved initiative. At least three people were arrested at a Long Beach protest Friday night for failing to disperse when police tried to break up the demonstration.
Several demonstrators were also arrested in Hollywood and Westwood on Wednesday and Thursday. About 2,000 demonstrators massed in front of the Mormon temple in West Los Angeles Thursday evening to protest the church’s support of Proposition 8. Members of the group Act Now to Stop War & End Racism, also called the A.N.S.W.E.R coalition, which formed in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attack, is supporting Saturday’s demonstration.
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2 responses to “2008: Prop. 8 Protests Continue In California / KCBS TV

  1. Anonymous

    Dear Brother St. Clair. I am a fellow LDS member, and I stumbled upon this post when I was searching for news regarding Prop 8. I too am saddened by the negative attention that the Church is receiving due to its support of Prop 8. However, I respectfully ask you to ponder and reconsider some of the things you have written in this post regarding homosexuals and those who support their desire to marry under the law. As the Savior taught us, love will prevail in the end. I trust you mean well, but I feel compelled to call you out on crossing the line in this post. This is an emotional issue for many, but let us keep the level of discourse civil and Christlike, especially in your public blog where you represent yourself as a member of the Church. Thank you and God Bless.

  2. Anonymous

    Its self righteous idiots like you that we are protesting against! How dare you try and impose your religious beliefs on others and try and take away their civil rights. This is why we have a separation of church and state…so idiots like you cannot force your religious beliefs on others.

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