Passage of proposition 8, an amendment to the California Constitution banning same-sex marriage in the state has been followed by organized attacks on Mormons, their churches and temples by angry homosexual and lesbian groups. Most commentators credit the large turn-out of new black and Hispanic voters, who supported Barack Obama, for the strong support of Proposition 9. Yet, no Hispanic or black churches have been attacked. Only LDS churches and members have been targeted.
Of course, since it was primarily the black churches of American, under Martin Luther King, that lobbied extensively for the Civil Rights bill in 1963 and led the political rally for it in Washington in August of 1963, had the opponents of Prop 8 attacked the black churches for "political action" they would undoubtedly have been laughed at.
· 1 decade ago