Saturday, December 6, 2008

Some interesting quotes / Judy

I have a friend whose brother-in-law is a dentist in the Central Valley and she says he is something like fifth on a list of businesses to boycott because he's a Mormon. Here are some things that have been written in newspapers lately that I thought were interesting:
“Amidst all this lawlessness, harassment, trampling of civil rights and now domestic terrorism, one thing stands out: the deafening silence of our elected officials,” said Frank Schubert, co-campaign manager for Proposition 8. “Not a single elected leader has spoken out against what is happening. Where is Governor Arnold Schwarzenenegger while churches are being attacked? And where is Senator Dianne Feinstein while people are losing their jobs and grandmothers are being bullied by an angry mob?” 
"'The falsehood of the tolerance doctrine has been shown to be a farce,' said Ron Prentice, chairman of the Yes on 8 campaign."
And the following are some comments from an article in a paper called The American Thinker titled, "It's Time to Speak Out Against the 'Mormom Boycott.'"(the article itself is also very good and lists about 20 specific incidents):
"Those who believe religious institutions should not have a voice in political questions have failed to learn or remember some of the most basic lessons of history: Where was it that the founders of this country first began to speak up against British oppression? Where did the anti slavery movement first begin? Where did the modern civil rights movement begin? In churches; dedicated places of worship where free thinking people of conscience learned about God's will for his children and embraced the brotherhood of man. When despot dictators (think Stalin, Hitler, etc) wanted to strike a blow to freedom how did they do it? By attacking religious congregations.  
 "The "witch hunt" we are now seeing directed at members of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of   Latter-Day Saints should remind all of us that the days of nazi intimidation are not far past. We should all (including supporters of gay marriage) be very afraid of the tactics being waged against free political expressions. The same weapons the liberal agenda are using could very easily be turned on them. That is not what this country has been about historically, and it is not what this country should be about in the future." 

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