Monday, November 10, 2008

Boycott of Utah?

There's lots of discussion in the media and on the blogs about a boycott of Utah. We'll get into this on the show today. On the one hand, it is California voters who banned marriage for gays. On the other hand, it was the Mormon Church -- which pretty much owns Utah -- which manipulated voters in California through heinous, lying ads funded by its members more than anyone else:

Utah's growing tourism industry and the star-studded Sundance Film Festival are being targeted for a boycott by bloggers, gay rights activists and others seeking to punish the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its aggressive promotion of California's ban on gay marriage.

It could be a heavy price to pay. Tourism brings in $6 billion a year to Utah, with world-class skiing, spectacular red-rock country and the film festival founded by Robert Redford among popular tourist draws.

So what do you think?