Tag Archives: Mormons

UTAH: GOP Rep Intro’s Bill Creating Tax Form Check Box To Fight Gay Marriage

GOP Utah state Rep. Merrill Nelson has introduced a bill to create a check box on the state income tax form for citizens who’d like help pay the legal costs to fight gay marriage. HB48 would create a check-off on forms for a “Marriage Defense Fund.” It would also allow direct donations to the fund via cash, check or credit …

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UTAH: State Special Counsel Says He Took Marriage Case As A Religious Duty

The Human Rights Campaign reacts: “It’s alarming that the reason Gene Schaerr gives for taking this position has nothing to do with the U.S. Constitution or the legal issues at play. Schaerr’s entire motivation for taking this anti-equality case is to impose a certain religious viewpoint on all Utahns – and that’s wrong. When you become an attorney, you take …

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Romney: I’m Still Against Gay Marriage

“I have the same position that I’ve had when I was governor and when I ran as president. I believe marriage should be between one man and one woman. We’ll see how the courts deal with this, but that’s the position I have and will continue to have.” – Mitt Romney, responding to a Washington Post question about the situation …

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Quote Of The Day – Trestin Meacham

“I’m seriously considering moving to Russia in a few years. They have far more economic freedom. And are the only developed nation that actually promotes and fights for traditional values. America has become one of the most oppressive countries on earth. Yes, it has really come to that, I’m considering leaving America for Russia to get away from a Marxist …

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Quote Of The Day – Trestin Meachem

“Let’s be clear about something, my mission, my purpose in life is to stand against the homosexual movement. Not to persecute or hate gay individuals, but to stand against and defeat the homosexual movement. I will never stop, as long as I draw breath. I will stand against them when they attack the churches. I will stand against them when …

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His Fast Had A Secret Purpose

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Trestin Meacham Is Eating

He didn’t get the “nullification” he claimed to be fasting for, but Trestin Meacham just posted a Facebook photo of himself having a anti-gay victory nosh. (Tipped by JMG reader Dave)

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So The Fast Is Over?

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Tweet Of The Day – Trestin Meacham

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UTAH: Mormon Man Hasn’t Eaten In Twelve Days Because Gay Marriage

Bilerico tips us to Trestin Meacham’s initial Facebook posting. After explaining the situation to my family, I have decided to pursue the following course of action. After my dinner tonight, I will begin a fast which will not end until all counties in Utah stop issuing marriage licenses and performing marriages for same sex couples. Due to the rogue judge …

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Mormon “Ex-Gay” Group Shuts Down

Evergreen International, the NARTH-affiliated and largest Mormon “ex-gay” group, has shut down and merged with a “softer” group of “ex-gay” nutters that downplays reparative therapy. The Salt Lake Tribune reports: Days after hundreds of gay and lesbian couples swarmed county offices to get Utah marriage licenses, a group originally founded to help Mormons eliminate same-sex attraction closed its doors. Before …

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Billboard Of The Day

The billboard is on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake City. American Atheists President David Silverman explained in a news release, “Our message is this: If you don’t believe anymore, don’t continue to base your identity in Mormonism. You’re so much more than an ‘ex-Mormon’; you’re an atheist.” The three children were on board with the ad, Monnett says. He says …

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Another Utah Amendment Is Coming

“The truth is, the main reason I’m proposing this is that I just want people to relax. If they know they have their federal religious guarantees in writing, I hope they will just relax. Like Wayne Gretzky said, ‘A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.’ I …

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How Much Did Ender’s Game Lose?

Most insiders say anti-gay activist and Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card does not have a financial stake in the performance of the movie, but still it must sting that his calling card title so stunk up the joint. The film has largely left first-run theaters, but even adding in international grosses and future video sales, at this point there’s …

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Meanwhile In Provo…

Utah County is the home to Brigham Young University.

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Quote Of The Day – Seth Anderson

“Today, December 23, Republican Governor Gary Herbert has declared the State of Utah will go before a judge to ‘defend traditional marriage within the borders of Utah.’ I don’t know how he can say that as a Utahan and as a Mormon. Traditional marriage in Utah is non-traditional. How delightfully ironic that today, December 23, Mormons will remember the birthday …

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Mormon Paper: This Is Judicial Tyranny

From the Mormon Church-owned Deseret News: The essence of judicial tyranny is when a single, unelected federal judge declares the laws and constitution of an entire state null and void with an opinion clothed in the barest of legal precedent. It is true that state efforts to restrict marriage on the basis of race have run afoul of the federal …

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Mormon Church Reacts To Marriage Ruling

“This ruling by a district court will work its way through the judicial process. We continue to believe that voters in Utah did the right thing by providing clear direction in the state Constitution that marriage should be between a man and a woman and we are hopeful that this view will be validated by a higher court.” – Eric …

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Quote Of The Day – Alan Osmond

“We regulate the institution of marriage based on gender complementarity. When marriage fails, our state law works to protect the child’s relationship with both the mother and the father, not based on what the parents want, but based on the child’s right to have both genders modeled in his life. Owning children irrelevant to their own emotional or biological needs …

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UTAH: Federal Court Hears Demand To Overturn Same-Sex Marriage Ban

A federal court today began hearing arguments in the case of three gay couples who are suing for the overturn of Utah’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. Both the state and the lawyer for the couples are asking for a summary judgment in their favor. Both sides are citing Edith Windor’s case in their filings. Via the Salt Lake Tribune: …

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