Originally Posted by twokatz
The thing that seems to be getting lost here is that these organizers were not representing the church and it was not just Mormons. The Mormon church is not responsible for the actions of it's millions of members. This was a personal choice of an outside organization that may or may not have been a majority of members of the LDS faith. I also have a hard time with the angry, assaultive, picture that is being painted, Newspapers and other media put out information that sells and makes money. Do they imbelish, you bet, do they only report the absoute truth, not even close. It was a personal choice, period.
That could very well be true. But, when these interviews were conducted, the organizers were very quick to brag of the number of volunteers (80 to 90%) who were Mormons, and to brag about the vast amounts of money donated by Mormons at the "request" of their church, and even, believe it or not, published their list of donors on their
website. When it became a rallying point for the "No on 8" reprisals, they took the list down, but not before it was very extensively noted and copied.
The misconception, if it is so, of the participation of the church and it's members stems directly from the boasts of the very people they offered their money and support to.
And now, broad sweeping misconceptions are running rampant again. Homosexuals and their supporters targeting the businesses of individual voters for $100 donations is totally ridiculous. People that donated thousands to millions of dollars to spread their discrimination now crying discrimination because it's reflected back on them is equally ridiculous.