Out of State Interference with Our Elections:
This year, the courts found there to be no legal reason to deny marriage to same-sex couples. The joy of people finally allowed to be legally married was touching; in some instances the couples had waited many many years and were already elderly. Proposition 8 would define marriage as between a man and a woman. It would do away with same-sex marriage in the state of California.
Millions of dollars have been poured into this campaign from out of state, and most of it has come from Utah, from the Mormon Church. I have no quarrel with Californians of any religion giving money to this or any other campaign, but it makes me livid that people from outside the state are trying to buy the outcome of this election. It makes me even angrier that it is the Mormon church that is trying to define marriage in my state. It’s ironic that a cult that had polygamy at its center and not only defended it but proclaimed it a great good is now trying to dictate what a marriage must be.
Why Marriage Matters:
Excerpt from a No on Prop 8 mailer:
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – 10/30/08 – The NO on Prop 8 campaign today announced that the secret $1 million donor to Prop 8 has been revealed: Alan Ashton, of Lindon, Utah.
According to the Deseret News, Ashton is a Mormon and grandson of David O. McKay, President of the Mormon Church from 1951-1970. Ashton made his fortune in software.
The donation was reported by the Prop 8 campaign on October 28.
The funds were in the form of matching funds to air a TV commercial that includes images of children who are being aired over the objection of their parents.
According to the ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mormon donations as of October 27, 2008, were an estimated $19 million. The Ashton contribution therefore brings total Mormon donations to Prop 8 to an astonishing $20 million.
“The Mormon Church deserves the same respect as all religions,” said NO on Prop 8 Executive Committee Member Geoff Kors. “But it is wrong for the Mormons to push their view of marriage on every Californian through the ballot box.”
Mormon theology, excerpted from “Mormonism for Dummies”.
Heaven is on a planet in the constellation Cancer, sector 2813. It is called the Celestial Kingdom. The name of the planet of Heaven is KOLOB. Mormon astronomers at BYU University in Utah have designated it as OJ287, which is located 3.5 billion light-years from Earth in the constellation Cancer. KOLOB, or OJ287 throws an overwhelming beacon of light onto Earth. This is associated with the path to and from the Celestial Kingdom.
On KOLOB, the main activity is mating. This is because the spirit world of KOLOB exists to supply souls for newborn earthlings.
The exponential growth of new souls in heaven is only possible because the children of heaven do not have physical bodies. Instead, they have spirit-bodies. Just as KOLOB is surrounded by a spirit world, Mormon theologians imagine that the Earth is surrounded by a spirit world. The earth’s spirit world is the home of dead people, in limbo for now, who await transport back to KOLOB. But first, they must all be baptized.
The baptism ritual occupies much time for Mormons, because they are required to research the names of all their dead ancestors. Then they must act as proxies for the Dead Ones, as they stand in to be dunked under in the baptismal font. Without knowing their names, Mormons are powerless to baptize them. “Baptism for the Dead” has evolved into a very sophisticated form of ancestor worship, as is evidenced by the excellent genealogical libraries Mormons have built throughout the world, and especially in Salt Lake City.
When a soul is needed for a fertilized human ovum, a previously dispatched spirit from KOLOB travels to earth at speeds faster than light. Faster than light travel is easily achieved for Kolobian spirits because spirits weigh nothing. It is a stream of these supraluminal spirits from the planet KOLOB that supplies the souls of earthlings’ fertilized ova, Mormon and gentile alike. Souls arrive speedily to lend the vital force to our otherwise useless shells.
It is with special spirit, that Mormon wives, who are called “Precious Vessels”, deliver their tiny extra-terrestrial visitors. Mormon fathers are especially eager to trigger this process, beginning at KOLOB in a far away galaxy and ending at a birth canal.
Does this help to explain why the Mormon Church is so vigorously opposed to same sex marriage?