posted on Jun, 29 2010 @ 12:48 PM
Just read the OP (not too much else yet, sorry).
From my South African position it's a bit hard to understand.
I feel very sorry that some Mormon and gay activists have strong disagreements.
Here, I've had two very close Mormon friends. I always felt we bonded as mutual outsiders, since mainstream Christianity described both the gays and
Mormons as deceived and unwitting "Satanists".
At least where Mormons are a minority, they get a lot of discimination too, and neither our Calvinistic or Evangelical mainstreams regard them as
At least as far as being misunderstood goes, I always thought gays and Mormons shared common ground.
In SA we had lots of boycotts, but ultimately they don't work.
The problem with boycotting activists is that they usually don't work in the mainstream market, and since there is probably hardly an exclusively
"gay" business, you'd probably be harming a lot of heterosexuals.
What scares me more is that there is a general disatisfaction with the media - and this disatisfaction is blamed on the gays.
I feel quite marginalized by the US media, especialy Fox News, and largely heterosexist reality programs like The Kardashians, the Playboy Mansion and
That kind of frivilous, sexist entertainment is the fault of the gays?
Meanwhile, it is all meant to turn straight men on.
It's one thing to say we love the Mormons (to the point of boycotting for them - and we will also boycott fundamentalist churches who trash their
Book of Mormon and defend them in a consistant way, and not just when it's a hypocritical slap on the face of self-styled gay-marriage activists),
it's quite another to use the gays and Mormons for selective purposes.
To boycott selectively for minorities that one is not affiliated to is opportunism.
Actually it's just revealing some major prejudices. Anyone who really felt for the gays or the Mormons would have been more historically apologetic
Perhaps a third party is always happy when two enemies squabble - but they are no friend of either.