Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Is Mormon the New Black?

The leader of the Mormon Church is claiming that Mormons are the ones under attack now -- by the gays -- because of the LDS church's support of Prop 8, and that they are now like Southern blacks during the civil rights movement. Talk about delusional. Civil rights leaders are begging to differ:

The anti-Mormon backlash after California voters overturned gay marriage last fall is similar to the intimidation of Southern blacks during the civil rights movement, a high-ranking Mormon says in a speech to be delivered Tuesday. Elder Dallin H. Oaks refers to gay marriage as an "alleged civil right" in remarks prepared for delivery at Brigham Young University- Idaho, a speech church officials describe as a significant commentary on current threats to religious freedom.

Check out the TV news report from Salt Lake City.