The non-separation of the LDS church and Utah state.

Jan 9, 2014 | | |

Look - I understand that mormons think gays are somehow evil, subhumans. I understand that the LDS won't tolerate gays, doesn't like them and thus won't marry them. But for local government to overturn a supreme court ruling about gay marriage is taking it too far. This is religious persecution on a par with the dark ages. The church doesn't like gays, so it leans on its members in government to do everything possible to prevent them from having the basic rights afforded other couples who want to marry. In other words, the LDS church is forcing it's (wrong) opinion about the LGBT community on everyone, via state and local laws that it has had passed and enforced on its behalf. Why should non-religious people be forced to abide by the opinion of a religious cult that they have no affiliation with? Apart from anything else, the uber-conservatives in this state are always the first ones to bitch when something even slightly unconstitutional happens, yet here they are ripping the constitution to shreds. I guess it's OK for them to take a crap all over the founding fathers then?
The gay community isn't doing anything to harm mormons so why are they so homophobic? And why is the Eagle Forum even allowed to appear publicly? Those idiots are so pathetically backwards, so intolerant and so outspoken that they just come across as batshit crazy. One woman was on TV last night crying with joy at the "victory" of having gay marriage overturned. She said it was a triumphant step towards squashing immorality. Maybe in her (wrong) opinion, but the views of the church should not be forced on everyone simply because they live in Utah. Not only has Utah overturned the gay marriage ruling, but as a first for this country, has made it so that people who had been legally married under the law, are now no longer considered legally married because the local government has chosen not to "recognise" gay marriage certificates. Meaning they're now pulling back from affording these couples basic rights like shared healthcare, joint tax status etc. I'm not kidding - I know it sounds like a joke but it's not - Utah is deadly serious about the church running the government here, and doesn't see any issues at all with persecution and discrimination.
Which is pretty rich given that historically, the mormons were on the receiving end of persection and discrimination so badly that they had to move west.
And my mormon friends wonder why I dislike their church so much.

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