City Hall and the overturning of Proposition 8

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City Hall and the overturning of Proposition 8

Postby Ang Mo » Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:58 am

Interesting events in the news today. To think a right wing lawyer and a left wing lawyer teamed up to defeat Proposition 8. While being interviewed they simply said it is neither a liberal issue or a conservative issue, it is simply a civil rights issue.

The Mormon Church was not to happy, after purportedly spending over 30 million dollars to help pass Proposition 8. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38564568/ns/us_news?GT1=43001

This does not make their leaders look like prophets, seers, and revelators, when you spend that kind of dough and Prop 8 gets overturned. It will be interesting to see how much they will chip in and spend on the appeal.

They had the same problem in the seventies when they finally got the revelation of the "still small voice" and decided to let male members of African descent have the Priesthood. What triggered this was the Mormon Church's success in South America. They baptized literally thousands of Brazilians, and the growth was so great they even built a temple in Brazil. The problem was the fact that most Brazilians are of mixed blood, including African blood, so the Church had unknowingly given the Priesthood to people who had African blood. They would have to take away the Priesthood and access to the Temple if they were to hold to the rule. Plus they would probably offend these people and lose that ten percent tithe, not to mention building a fancy Temple no one could attend. Needless to say, that still small voice came through in the nick of time and disaster was avoided. The power of miracles indeed. I predict in ten years when all the scientific data is published and the evidence is irrefuteable the "still small voice" will speak and the Mormon Church will recognize these same sex marriages. I am even willing to wager this in a Las Vegas casino. It makes for an entertaining bet.

I think City Hall will be one of Vienna's most historically significant songs from this time period in American History. Ten years from now, if this post is still on the forum and the forum is still going, I think people will say, geez, that Ang Mo was right for once. I am still at zero percent for predicting the titles for Vienna's album.
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Postby tanthalas » Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:13 am

For some reason, after listening to City Hall in celebration this afternoon, I found myself looking up the Obama campaign video and listening to it. It felt oddly appropriate, and nearly brought me to tears while I listened to it.

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Postby Fred » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:14 am

Apparently the judge who vacated Prop8 has rescinded his stay on his ruling, effective 6 days from now, so there could in principle be same-sex marriages in CA next Wed. (day of the Highline show!) Or not, because the appeals court could issue a stay of its own, pending hearing the appeal. We'll all just have to stay tuned.
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