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Ideals [Nov. 12th, 2008|01:33 pm]
Darth Paradox
Two great examples of people standing up for their ideals:

Librarians fight back against the FBI and the Patriot Act

Letters from people resigning from the Mormon church over Proposition 8

[User Picture]From: kikiduck
2008-11-12 10:04 pm (UTC)
The librarian versus the NSL letters story was also buried several episodes in to that America at a Crossroads series on PBS back in April of 2007. I'm not having so much luck finding the video for it anymore.
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[User Picture]From: kazriko
2008-11-13 03:44 am (UTC)
I'm confused. I hadn't heard of the LDS church supporting Prop 8 directly? When did this happen? Was it just one person supporting it, or was it something that the church as a whole directly endorsed?

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[User Picture]From: darthparadox
2008-11-13 05:33 am (UTC)
Prop 8 was directly funded by the LDS church, in coalition with other evangelical churches. From their website:
A broad-based coalition of churches and other organizations placed the proposed amendment on the ballot. The Church will participate with this coalition in seeking its passage. Local Church leaders will provide information about how you may become involved in this important cause.

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[User Picture]From: kazriko
2008-11-13 05:35 am (UTC)
Interesting. The only church I had heard about was the Catholic churches in california.

I'm going to leave those organized religions right away!

Oh wait... I did that over 15 years ago. ;)
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