Yesss. I was hoping you'd post this. :)
ha, that's cute!
You know that e-card is so bittersweet to me today. After watching the backlash from GLBT community against blacks for the passing of PROP 8 it seems to me that while so many people claim to be progressive when it is convenient they slip right back into racism.
Heh. Good stuff.On a tangentially related note, here's an interesting post from SomethingAwful about Prop8 and the Mormon church.http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3003426Basically, there are groups claiming that the Mormons took actions against Prop8 that merit them losing their status as a tax-exempt organization. Very interesting.
@Michael I whole heartedly agree that they deserve to loose their tax exempt status. They actively worked to get Prop 8 and churches are supposed to stay out of political issues.
@reneeIt's so unfortunate the blame game that's going on with Prop 8. I wish instead of blaming one community or another, we could focus on those who gave mass amounts of money and time to pass it - say the LDS church or the Knights of Columbus.
tax exempt status is tricky. I am part of the United Church of Christ, a theologically liberal denomination that came out against prop 8. Churches can support or oppose issues and keep their tax-exempt status. It is when it comes to supporting or opposing candidates or political parties that tax-exempt comes into play. If we really say LDS can't take a stance on issues and be tax-exempt, my denomination would lose its status for the same reason. My question comes to the legality. In my limited legal knowledge, we have the constitution to protect minorities from the whim of the majority, so that 51% of the population cannot arbitrarily remove rights from a minority of the population. This is exactly what I believe has become the case with prop 8, and I hope the legal appeals show that the proposition was not a legal amendment.
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