"We do not agree that [Southern Utah Pride’s] Web site is worth what we were going to give them in print. We would make the exact same decision on any other business, organization or project in the community.”
St. George newspaper The Spectrum’s publisher Donnie Welch telling the Salt Lake Tribune why the newspaper pulled its logo from the festival’s Web site.
“It would be a big political liability [for southern Utah politicians to attend Southern Utah Pride]. I wouldn't have any interest in supporting that movement.”
Washington County Commissioner Alan Gardner, who is running for re-election this November, telling the Salt Lake Tribune why he and many local politicians won’t be attending the Southern Utah Pride festival.
“Depriving our [gay and lesbian] brothers and sisters of this most basic way to fill the very real need of physical affection is only part of what is denied when we deny them marital relationships. Marriage is about more than physical intimacy, it includes having someone to lean on, someone in your corner, a best friend to care for and someone who will take care of you. Marriage includes sharing all of onesself [sic] – heart, mind, body and soul, in an exquisite union.”
An administrative posting on the Web site MormonsforMarriage.org explaining why the group supports efforts to keep gay marriage legal in California.
“As of 5:00 p.m. PST, Sept 15, 35% of all donors to protectmarriage.com are identified as Mormons, and their total contributions make up 29% of the total money donated. The percentages are growing everyday.”
An administrative posting to the Web site mormonsfor8.com, which tracks financial contributions by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to groups in favor of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that would define marriage in California as the union between a man and a woman.