I never thought that I would be posting so much about religious issues on my personal blog. But I couldn't believe this post from Lowell Brown:
Basically the Daily Kos is asking its readers to single out Mormons who have donated to support Prop 8 and look for information to smear them. Smearing people for supporting a cause that you are opposed to is bad enough. But singling out people because of their religion is deplorable.
Also, in the post above it describes anti-Prop 8 supporters harassing Mormons as they went to attend church services last week. In contrast, my parents participated in Pro Prop 8 rally in their city on Saturday. My father told me that they didn't have a single opponent to Prop 8 come up to them and have a rational discussion. All they did was yell obscenities as they drove by and call my parents bigots. Interestingly though, my father said that the number of people that gave them a thumbs up or thanked them for what they were doing was about 5 times higher than those who came and verbally assaulted them. Just so you understand, this rally was a group of people on a street corner holding signs that said "Vote Yes on Prop 8". My parents didn't yell at anyone. They didn't try to berate anyone. They didn't jump out and try to stop traffic. They just held signs.
Compare that to the protest in Oakland where protesters tried to block traffic, intimidate and frighten Mormons trying to attend a worship service.
What you see is that there is a very vocal minority opposed to Prop 8 whose only tool seems to be intimidation. They won't try to influence you. They will try to shame you into shutting your mouth.
A lot of people say that Prop 8 won't affect religious freedoms. Looks like it already is.