I think Prop 8's opponents have finally gone over the edge. Here's their latest ad, which we just received from our reader Bart:
Our reader comments:
Please forward - with my comments, if you want to - to every religious group you have dealt with. I would like them all to condemn this in very strong terms, as soon as day breaks. Once again, the opposition forces show that their true agenda is to attack religious organizations.Indeed. I am sure we will see efforts in the comments here to justify this ad. They should be amusing.
The battlefront is getting very ugly. If you haven't seen this latest No on 8 ad that will hit the California Television markets tomorrow, it is worthy of awareness. The direct attack against the Mormon church using faux missionaries is deplorable.
My great hope is that Californians will be repulsed by such a blatant display of religious bigotry, and that they will see the true agenda of those who claim they want free speech. Anyone who tries to equate the free exercise of a person's political rights with home invasion clearly has a twisted perception of the world. I hope that there is a firestorm of condemnation - from every religious denomination - of this raw display of intolerance. It's Mormons today, and who else tomorrow?
UPDATE: It's 12:15 p.m here in California and the No on 8 campaign has yet to denounce or disavow this ad.
The California Catholic Conference has denounced it. Other churches will no doubt follow.