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Friday, April 15, 2011

8: The Mormon Proposition

8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

Director: Reed Cowan, Stephen Greenstreet

a documentary about proposition 8 and the powers in charge in the mormon church manipulating the law and it's followers.

The Woman
i had a real hard time not yelling at the tv with this one. i usually tend to skip the political documentaries because i get so mad and frustrated and disgusted. i watch these things at nap time and so in order to get as much down time from my 2 year old it is in my best interest to keep my mouth shut. it's outrageous to me (i don't know why because it's not wholly uncommon) that the church totally manipulated and lied to their followers. i don't understand how a religious group persecuted for their beliefs on marriage can turn around and do the same thing to another group of people. i don't really want to get into this here, because there's no way i can express it all in type. i know this documentary could be perceived as a little slanted on the other side. i took some of the information with a grain of salt, but i think it was a good choice to have it told through two mormon gay men. i think it was good that there was a lot of time spent on how this has affected a lot of mormons negatively. i don't understand the thought of believing in god and love and spreading such filth and hate. i also think if you break the rules of  the separation of church and state you should be punished. i think the mormon church should be taxed appropriately for involving themselves politically. oh, and i also think the GLBT community should have the same rights as every other us citizen and that includes marriage. any argument contrary to that is completely ridiculous.

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