Mormon donations to the Proposition 8 campaign are nearing the $10 million mark. Although the church, as an organization, has not contributed, nor have any individuals in the governing LDS leadership, these donations from church members have tremendously helped the Yes on 8 campaign in their goal to legislate the definition of marriage as between "one man and one woman." LDS Church leaders have decided to step across the sometimes murky line between politics and religion because the Church sees this as a moral issue for which they must take a stand.
So I ask all of those who have donated money to the cause: When you see the blatant lies being used in television ads that you paid for...does it pain you to know you funded immoral behaviors and the direct breaking of the 9th commandment?
When you see that you have funded blackmail and extortion attempts, does it cause your bosom to burn with joy and pride?
How do you feel to know that your money pays for ads that spread lies to the point that the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell expressed his strong opposition to Prop 8 in a hard-hitting TV ad, emphatically reminding voters that "our schools aren't required to teach anything about marriage." In fact, every education authority in the state has rejected the lies and distortions of the Prop 8 campaign, including the California Teachers Association and the California School Boards Association.
When you profess to stand on the moral high road and legislate your moral code as social policy, is it not then boldly Pharisaic to break that very same code to force your agenda upon others?
Do you find happiness in the immorality that you are funding?