Dissenting judge in Prop 8 case went to BYU; Mormons announce they “regret” yesterday’s ruling

Liz wrote yesterday about the dissenting judge in the Prop 8 case.  It seems he went to Brigham Young University.  And 98% of BYU students are Mormons. Just an interesting factoid.

Then there’s the Mormon’s official statement on yesterday’s ruling, via CNN:

Here’s more from the Mormons, who were single-handedly responsible for Prop 8 passing:The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which came under fire for its strong support of the referendum, said through a spokesman that it “regrets” the ruling.

“California voters have twice determined in a general election that marriage should be recognized as only between a man and a woman. We have always had that view,” Scott Trotter, a spokesman for Utah-based Mormon church, said in a written statement. But Trotter added that the church wants “people on all sides of this issue to act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility toward those with a different opinion.”

Mutual and respect and civility, while we rip away your civil rights.  Yeah, I’m sure the Mormons wish it were that simple, that everyone would simply roll over and play dead while they run roughshod over our civil rights.  Sorry, not gonna happen.

And one more thing.  We don’t need lectures on respect and civility from people who steal the souls of the dead of other religions.  They even baptized President Obama’s late mother and made her a Mormon without the President’s consent or knowledge, just before the election.  I’m sorry, but you just don’t get to try to jam your religion down the throats of everyone else in the country – and practice the religious equivalent of grave-robbing – and then call for respect and civility.

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