Quips & Quotes

Quips & Quotes

“I am ashamed this day to be called Mormon.” 

–    Ron McCormick, resident of Salt Lake City, decrying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ involvement in Proposition 8 in the Salt Lake Tribune’s letter pages.

“The bitterness of the protesters against California’s Proposition 8 is sad and makes me reflect on how little interested they are in anyone’s position but their own.”
–    Ron McCormick, resident of Salt Lake City, decrying the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ involvement in Proposition 8 in the Salt Lake Tribune’s letters to the editor page.

“The bitterness of the protesters against California’s Proposition 8 is sad and makes me reflect on how little interested they are in anyone’s position but their own.”

–    Pat Barton, West Valley City resident, criticizing anti-Proposition 8 demonstrators in the Salt Lake Tribune’s letters to the editor page.

“Hi! We’re from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We’re here to take away your rights.”

–    Actors portraying LDS Missionaries who storm a lesbian couple’s house in Home Invasion, a controversial anti-Proposition 8 video produced by the Courage Campaign.

“While those who disagree with our position on Proposition 8 have the right to make their feelings known, it is wrong to target the Church and its sacred places of worship for being part of the democratic process.”

–    The LDS church’s official statement on the Nov. 7 protest of its headquarters by Proposition 8 opponents.

“Anti-8 protesters did, in fact, stop outside the Church Office Building for several minutes each time they circled the area. … [A]nd the HQ building is a legitimate symbol of protest. The marchers I witnessed and the dozens I spoke with had no intention of singling out the temple, and for the church p.r. staff to paint the protest that way is simply a lie.”

–    Salt Lake City Weekly editor Holly Mullen writing about the protest in the newspaper’s blog.

“The more I read and hear and listen the more it feels as if something is shifting in the gay community since the passage of Proposition 8.”

– Gay blogger Andrew Sullivan writing on his blog, The Daily Dish.

“There are a lot of scientists who would say, ‘You know what I just produce the data, and then how it’s used is not my problem.’ But I think knowing that we have a culture that actually treats scientific findings very seriously in terms of support for public policy that would be inappropriate. We have to be very vocal about what constitutes an unscientific use of the data…”

– University of Utah psychologist Lisa Diamond in a video taped statement for activist Wayne Besen’s Truth Won Out project, criticizing the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality for distorting the findings of her seminal study on female bisexuality in one of the anti-gay organization’s position papers.

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