Saturday, November 8, 2008

Irony of the "anti" and "hate" speech

If you did not know already Proposition 8 which essentially keeps Marriage to a man and a woman passed. During the weeks before the voting Mormons, Evangelicals, Catholics and Secular groups all appealed to their spheres of influence to make sure they voted consistently with their "worldview". The Mormon Church got a lot of publicity for sending out information and telling their members to vote for Proposition 8. Some of this could have been due to the fact that Steve Young (a professing Mormon) was in the media with his opinion on the topic.

So flash forward to today, Proposition 8 passes and the Homosexual community is up in arms about it. They decidedly went after the Mormon Church and began protesting at their temples calling Mormons names like "Bigots" and "Haters".

What I find ironic is that the Mormons are being accused of something which is not true, that of being "hateful" to the Homosexual Community. I know that they do not hate them in any way, they just are professing their worldview and voting their ideology. The irony is that Mormons often do this to Evangelicals or anyone disagreeing with Mormon doctrine or theology that they are "anti" which is synonymous in their use as "hateful" towards the Mormons because they disagree on these things.

I pray that this will be a valuable lesson for those that use this type of pejorative rhetoric, that just because people disagree does not mean they hate anyone. We need to start separating ideas and people in these discussions. Tolerance is not agreeing with the other side it is permissibly enduring them.
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Aaron wrote a great piece on this topic here

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1 Comment:

Jared Taylor said...

I'm looking forward to see what happens with this from

"Expand Hate Crimes Statutes
Obama and Biden will strengthen federal hate crimes legislation, expand hate crimes protection by passing the Matthew Shepard Act, and reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section".