Tuesday, November 04, 2008

California Catholic Conference Condemns Outrageous No on 8 TV Commercial

We received the following this morning, which is an excellent followup to our post below:

News Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Chip White
Catholic Conference Criticizes Outrageous No on 8 TV Commercial

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 3 -- The California Catholic Conference today criticized as "bigoted and intolerant" a new 'No on Proposition 8' television commercial scheduled to run on TV stations tomorrow. The ad, produced by a group called 'Courage Campaign Issues Committee and viewable at


or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q28UwAyzUkE

depicts supposed missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints conducting a home invasion of a lesbian couple's home to steal their wedding rings and rip up their marriage license.

Bishop Stephen Blaire, the President of the California Catholic Conference decried the new advertisement from opponents of Proposition 8 as “a blatant display of religious bigotry and intolerance. “ He expressed dismay that any public media outlet would give it an airing. "The YES on 8 campaign is not about discrimination and intolerance; it is about restoring the traditional definition of marriage for the good of society and children," said Bishop Blaire. "All individuals and groups, whether religious or not, have both a right and a responsibility to participate in a civil debate about this important issue. From the beginning of this campaign theCatholic Conference has stressed the importance of mutual respect and denounces this type of religious bigotry."

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Anonymous CarlH said...

Thank you, California Catholic Conference!

Sadly, I am not surprised by the vitriolic opposition to the LDS Church's advocacy for its members to become involved in the Yes on 8/Protect Marriage campaign. I have been disappointed, however, by the lack of condemnation of some despicable tactics elsewhere, particularly in the media, which apparently has mostly glossed over what proponents of Prop 8 have had to endure.

As a Mormon living outside of California, I am so grateful for the courageous stand of many Mormons and others there in the face of vile elements among the opposition and, especially their refusal to respond in kind.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:25:00 AM  
Blogger Scott said...

Hey, if the bigoted shoe fits....keep your church out of politics and things like this wont pop up.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 8:46:00 AM  
Blogger MainTour said...

Meridian Magazine has a really good article about what its like to be Mormon in California this year.


A big point of concern was all of the negative endorsements from the LA Times. I think that LDS members would consider canceling their news subscriptions to them.

A slap to their pocketbooks would make them take notice.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 9:12:00 AM  
Blogger Chino Blanco said...


Your commenters are a hoot!

Not as funny as Jon Stewart, but who's funnier than that guy, eh?

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 12:04:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks California Catholic Conference.

And to Scott, the Technology Anti-religious Bigot.

The Country stopped segregating people on reservations because of beliefs. Live and let live. But the anti-relgious bigots can't resist the slime. It comes just too naturally.

This is about following the law once currupted by an oligarchy of activist judges. It's about using the law and due process to change the law.

There is a such a thing in law as incitement to riot and fighting words. They also have a basis in law.

This is about indoctrinating small children in opposition to their parents.

From Econ_Scott, not a Catholic, and not a Mormon

Tuesday, November 04, 2008 1:16:00 PM  

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