Jim Wilson of the New York Times captured these posters on film in today’s article on the last-minute influx of money from the Catholic and Mormon churches to prevail in Proposition 8′s effort to preserve discrimination and squelch equal protection under the law for gay and lesbian couples. The article shows that while the Catholic and Mormon churches were actively and directly involved in the effort to get Prop 8 passed, they just as actively tried to hide that involvement. A quote from the church campaign documents:
No work will take place at the church, including no meeting there to hand out precinct walking assignments so as to not even give the appearance of politicking at the church.
The above posters from the Proposition 8 campaign show just how far into deceit these supposedly “moral” religious organizations were willing to descend in order to gain dominance over others’ lives. By making same-sex marriage illegal, California’s Prop 8 aided “Religious Freedom” only to the extent that these religions felt “free” to shove their parochial standards onto absolutely everybody. Proposition 8 institutes more government, not “Less Government,” by using the power of government to deny marriage to Californian couples. And Prop 8 had absolutely nothing to do with “Free Speech” whatsoever. In order to gain religious victory in politics, the Catholic Church lied to Californians. The Mormon Church lied to Californians. Some moral values.
The only response I can think of to such bold-faced bullshit is mockery. Here’s the official Proposition 8 logo:
And here are the organization’s deceptive words (“Protect Marriage,” my ass. Prop 8 actively destroyed marriages) erased:
Go ahead, take that graphic. Fill it with your mockery that suits your frame of mind. Here’s my offering: