I am always flabbergasted when I talk with my fellow Mormons who cannot seem to comprehend why the Mormons are the posterchild of the Yes On Prop 8 campaign. They give a multiplicity of reasons but let's just talk dollars and sense...er...cents.
Point 1. California Mormons amount to 3% of the state electorate. And 3% is a generous rounding up...
Point 2. The 'Yes on 8' campaign raised $39,900,000.
Point 3. Mormons have been identified as donating nearly $20,000,000.
Point 4. Utah Mormons contributed just under 7% of the total $40 million to a California constitutional amendment campaign.
When 3% of the qualified voters donate 50% of the funds to the costliest state proposition campaign in the history of the United States, are we really surprised when the group that does so becomes the face of the movement?
Learn something from those you are discriminating against...just own it.
Be out and proud!