Saturday, November 08, 2008

Boycott Mormons, Not Utah

In the heat of passion over Prop 8, let's not lose our heads.

Highlighting the hypocrisy of the Mormon and Catholic churches is certainly called for - and if Proposition 8 is ruled legal, certainly they should feel the sting of finding themselves on the receiving end of a similar California amendment in 2010 to take away some of their rights, or at the very least their tax exempt status.

But let's not target Utah. It's a little like invading Iraq for 9/11; feels good, but misses the target, and ultimately distracts from the real war.

UPDATE: Forget that. Boycott the hell out of Utah. Here's why.

1 comment:

libhom said...

What have non-Mormons in Utah done to destroy the Mormon Church? Remember, the vicious racism, homophobia, misogyny, and anti atheist bigotry of the Mormon Church is nothing new.

I would be more sympathetic to your point of view if non-Mormons had been boycotting Mormon businesses in that state for years.

In the real world, there is no way to spend money in Utah without financing the Mormon hate group and, thus, financing bigoted and hateful political efforts nationwide. Mormonism permeates too much of that state to separate it out.