Harry Reid: A Mormon in the Middle

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media coverage

8: The Mormon Proposition (Interview w/ director Reed Cowan)

Posted on 20 October 2009

CB: When did you decide you were going to be the one to make “8: The Mormon Proposition” and what factor(s) drove your decision? What aspects of your own background or of the Prop 8 campaign brought you to this project? RC: Truthfully, this film started out as an exposé on the problems of gay [...] Continue Reading

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New York Marriage Equality: Astroturfing – Courtesy of the Same Ten (Mormon) People

Posted on 18 May 2009

In her report on the New York “pro-marriage” rally, Mormon blogger (and Digital Network Army director) Angela Rockwood (aka Beetle Blogger) suggests that if you are a New Yorker, you’ll want to know about these sites: New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms New Yorkers Family Research Foundation For once, I agree with Angela: If you’re a [...] Continue Reading

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Ex-Mormon Screenwriter of “Milk” on NPR

Posted on 11 January 2009

Fresh Air from WHYY: Milk screenwriter and executive producer Dustin Lance Black explains how Harvey Milk, gay rights and his upbringing in the Mormon church influenced his writing.  Listen to the interview here. Continue Reading

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Trapped in a Mormon Gulag

Posted on 06 January 2009

By Eric Norwood Republished with author’s permission Further info at Mormon Gulag This story is about Eric Norwood’s personal experiences at a place called The Utah Boys Ranch, which models itself as a “tough-love” prep-school, but while Eric was there, he witnessed some unbelievable atrocities. It is a Mormon-funded and staffed facility, and religious indoctrination [...] Continue Reading

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church involvement, protest

Latter-Day Protest? Proposition 8 and Sports

Posted on 31 December 2008

By Dave Zirin x-posted from Edge of Sports with permission. As supporters of Gay Marriage have discovered, it’s never easy to be on the Mormon Church’s enemies list. The Church of Latter-Day Saints backed the anti-Gay Marriage Proposition 8 in California with out-of-state funds, and gave the right a heartbreaking victory this past election cycle. [...] Continue Reading

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media coverage, opinion

Was Obama the Best Choice for Gay Rights?

Posted on 23 December 2008

I have a confession to make: I am a Hillary Clinton fan, and would have loved to have seen her today as the President elect. I’ve grown to be an Obama fan as well, but the Rick Warren controversy caused me to reflect on some feelings and concerns I had back in the primaries.  One [...] Continue Reading

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church involvement, media coverage

The New Religious Right

Posted on 13 December 2008

Source: The Advocate   THE ADVOCATE ASKS: Does the organizational and fund-raising prowess displayed by the LDS church during California’s Proposition 8 campaign augur future political might? In june the governing body of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent a letter to every Mormon congregation in California asking that a message be read [...] Continue Reading

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Mormons More Likely To Be Gay

Posted on 04 December 2008

Excerpt from The Hastings Center: Discussions and debates over the origins of homosexuality have tended to focus on two possibilities: you’re either gay because you’ve got a ”gay gene,” or you’re gay because of some aspect of your upbringing. (The latter option is usually imagined to involve something nasty, like a pedophilic priest.) These two options—gene-gay and turned-gay—fit neatly [...] Continue Reading

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backlash, boycott, opinion

“These Boycotts Aim to Suppress Political Speech”

Posted on 04 December 2008

This will be a short post. Hate is still hate, even when it is voted for on a ballot. We do not seek to suppress political speech. We seek to suppress hate. A very large number, straight and gay, are with us now.  We have to do something bold. It’s time we say that supporting [...] Continue Reading

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Police, Crowd Control and the Protests

Posted on 30 November 2008

Kevin Miniter, who was arrested in the widely seen footage during the initial Prop 8 protest march the day following the election, has spoken to the Washington Blade to recount his story. I have to admit that while protesting, I wondered what might happen if I were to be arrested. Not surprisingly, Kevin makes it [...] Continue Reading

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