Saturday, November 8, 2008

how they'll stick it to the mormon man

more prop 8. i am now embracing the fact that this isn't going to go away and i'm going to write about it.

have you heard the one about invalidate prop 8? it's a website urging people to donate money so they can do two things: 1) use the money to invalidate prop 8 and 2) (this one is my personal favorite) send a postcard to President Monson (the prophet and president of the church of Jesus Christ of latter day saints) for every five dollars donated. they're hoping that it adds up to a lot of postcards.

what a waste! so all of that money that they send, they waste the first portion of it on paper, ink, postage and time just to stick it to the mormon man. and what are they envisioning exactly? an old man getting the mail early one morning in his robe and slippers and being saddened at how many postcards he'll find? do they think he'll rethink his entire position, repent and seek forgiveness? let me tell you how it'll go: they'll send it to the church office buildings where people will go through the mail and take all of the silly cards out and THROW THEM AWAY. or recycle them.

and here's the note they'll be sending on the postcard:

Dear President Monson:
A donation has been made in your name by _______________ to "" to overturn California's Proposition 8 and restore fundamental civil rights to all citizens of California. The money will be donated to legal organizations fighting the case and to support grass-roots activities in support of full marriage equality. Although we decry the reprehensible role the Church of Latter Day Saints leadership played in denying all Californians equal rights under the law, we are pleased a donation has been made on your behalf in the effort to overturn the discrimination your church members helped enshrine in the California Constitution. Given that throughout its history the Mormon Church has been subjected to bigotry, we hope you appreciate the donation in your name to fight religious bigotry here in California.

it reeks of something i sent to my parents when i was fourteen and outraged (by like, my curfew or maybe by not being allowed to go to my friend's house because i hadn't done all my chores).

it makes me chuckle. so does this.

kind of the same thing, no?


Kari said...

I thought that was pretty funny too. Sad that they think they need to go to so much wasted time and effort to make their point. And your right, I doubt that President Monson will ever personally see all those dumb postcards. Maybe one or two, but certainly not the amount they are envisioning. And seriously, since when is a prophet of God swayed by a little unpleasant mail. You should read all the comment people are leaving on the KSL comment boards about all of this. So many of them say that with enough harassment that the church will change it's standing and soon we will be marring homosexuals in our temples. It just shows how little they really do understand us.
They sis however post a story on KSL last night about the Catholic Diosece in Sacramento, also the former Diocese from SLC, making a statement in defense of the churches actions and standing. It's about time some of these other supporters stood up and said that they believe the same thing. Funny though that no matter how many other people stand up to it, the church will surly be the ones persecuted the most for it. After all, why would satan waste his time on so many others when he can go for the gold right? Anyways, I'm glad I'm not there is the middle of all of it, but I'm sure in time this will be an issue we are facing all over the nation. It is saddening that there are people out there that feel like we are trying to take away their right for the happiness that a marriage can bring, but I seriously doubt that a marriage of that sort can bring true happiness, not the way the Lord intended thats for sure. Whether or not people are born homosexual or not I don't know, but either way I'm glad that it is not a trial that I have to face in this life.

Sarah said...

Your video was hilarious! That's exactly what the protesters on Temple Square were like last night! How did you know? They'd open the door to the Joseph Smith Memorial Building, yell into the building, then walk around the block. Repeat. Their sounds were indistinguishable, but the just of it was probably the same. After 8:30 pm, the marchers started to trickle away.

I was with a friend at the Memorial Building looking at this photography exhibit, Reflections of Christ, by Mark Mabry. I think you'd like it.

redstarmama said...

What's wrong with people? I just can't wrap my head around it...

Erica said...

Ooo! Pres. Monson is going to be so mad!! They made a donation in his name? Oh man, they are good.

Krista said...

AARGH THERE ARE STARVING PEOPLE IN ASIA! That is all I have to say about how ridiculously outraged people who feel vehemently about one cause or another will waste their money.

AnnieBJ said...

This stuff makes me so sad!! How can these people live with such anger? It must be exhausting.

(I love that Superstar clip. It's perfect!)

Liz said...

Love it! Soren and Anders made me watch the "horrible" video over and over and over and over again. Seriously. Anders was asking for "howible." Hilarious! And I love your depiction of President Monson hobbling out to his mailbox in his bathrobe. Ha ha!