We are not going to debate Prop 8, that's not what this post is about. This is about FREEDOM, and your right to worship as you choose. The question here is: Do you believe in religious freedom for all, or just those who believe exactly as you believe? I believe in religious freedom for all, well unless you think I'm an infidel and want to blow me up.
In an effort to remain "safely ensconced" in my "bubble of self-affirmation" (that seriously had me laughing), only answer the above question if you fully agree with me...I just don't know if my fragile little, frail little ego can take the heat. HAAHAAHAAA (that's a sinister laugh in case you're wondering) Come on, you know I'm kidding. Are you laughing? No? Ohhhhh, please laugh, please!! How will I continue on if you don't laugh and tell me how wonderful I am?
Ok, so I digress. A lot. I do not care WHAT religion you belong to, IF any at all...this stuff is just plain lunacy!
Tom Hanks at the Big Love/HBO party: “The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop 8 happen. There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here's what happens now."
Nothing like a Hollywood hot air tank. This guy can twist it better than Chubby Checker. He randomly jumps from polygamous offshoots of the Mormon church in Utah (sidenote: these people may not be "offshoots"...they may, in fact, have never even been affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) to California Mormons who lawfully and peacefully exercised their right to vote however they choose. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints follow 13 Articles of Faith, one of which states a belief in "obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law".
Mr. Hanks is incorrect, the Mormon church did not make Prop 8 happen. (Yes, I do have the stats to back this up...no, I will not be posting them all here. Inevitably, someone would just want to argue for argument's sake, and that just becomes waayyyyy boring.) And Mr. Hanks, if we're just haphazardly throwing around the unAmerican label, I think it's unAmerican to be a jerk, but that's not stoppin' you, now is it?
It's seriously time to start sleepin' with one eye open.
Next, we'll be labeled unAmerican for believing in Jesus Christ.
Wonder if it would be unAmerican to round up all the Hollywood hot air tanks and return them to their villages? Probably so, since even idiots have the right to free speech. It's a gift people, it really is.