{ Measured Voices Provide Reason, Support Amidst Proposition 8 Reaction }

As most of you have probably already heard, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has received an enormous amount of backlash since the passage of Proposition 8, in the forms of harassment of Church leaders and members, vandalism to Church property, numerous protests held in front of LDS temples (most recently the Mesa, AZ Temple this past Friday night when they lit the Christmas displays and lights) and the list goes on and on…

Following the passing of Proposition 8 in California, the Church released statements urging civility and reaffirming its position on the issue. The Church also noted that two Roman Catholic bishops released statements decrying religious bigotry against Mormons. . . [The article goes on to say] All people of faith have cause for concern when others try to remove their legitimate voice from the public square.

My Aunt sent me a link to this article from the online Newsroom of the LDS Church, containing statements in support of the Church, by groups both for and against Proposition 8.

The Church today points to additional third-party voices that provide useful insights into the reaction following the vote. Some of these individuals supported Proposition 8, and some were against it.

I applaud the groups and individuals who have spoken out in defense of the Church and who have expressed their appreciation for all of our hard work and effort. I have heard stories of the friendships that have developed between people of different faiths, and the broadening of understanding that has taken place, because of efforts to pass Prop 8. This is an example.

Here are some of my favorite comments. Read more here…