How Many People Have You Killed?

The LDS and other churches have maintained that fighting the “good fight” for traditional marriage was of up most importance for the past year or so. Mormon church leadership led off with the now infamous letter to all Californian members encouraging them to get out and support Prop 8, through both time and financial means. Church members responded with an enormous showing of support, following “God’s call” through “his prophet” to not allow such a horrible thing to continue.

Have you ever thought about what an amazing thing that was? It was enormous and inspiring to see a group of people come together so quickly for something they believe in, and make such a huge contribution (in excess of $20,000,000.00)

Now before you get too confused. Here’s my point. To quote Keith Olbermann, “THIS is what your God tells you to do? … THIS is what your HEART tells you to do?” There are a lot of problems in this world, so many things need attention, so many things need our help financially! And gay marriage is what the Mormons (and others) felt needed the most attention?

According to “Ask Yahoo,” 16 people die of starvation every minute. That equals roughly 691,000 per month (30 days). So from June when the LDS church released that statement to it’s members, to Nov 4th, roughly 3,456,000 people died of starvation in the world. Have you really thought of that? Have you really thought about what a selfish and arbitrary thing that was? Do you think that 20+ million US dollars would have impacted that? Let me help, YES!!

People, there are a lot of really good things in this world that are really worth your time, worth your thoughts and worth your money and passion. The Mormons give alot of money to the worlds welfare, but when asked to do more, you instead chose to attack people who aren’t trying to do anymore, than just create a little more love and stability in a bleak and increasingly loveless world. Why can’t we focus on loving each other, and accepting them for who they are. It doesn’t matter what your religion is, love is love. And it’s hypocritical to think that you can love someone, while at the same time deny them equality.

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Eric Kiltz on November 21, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Yeah, I got in a little argument with a guy at work who told me to just ‘let it go, they voted on it already’. I had to inform him that it was unfair to take away a right to someone you claim to love.

    Very well put.

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  2. Posted by ethingtoneric on November 21, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Eric;

    Good for you for bringing it up at work! Remember that nothing will change as long as our silence continues. We have a unique opportunity right now with so much attention, don’t let it fall!

    Eric Ethington

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  3. Posted by Benny on November 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I thought the same thing about the protesters against us: good job for standing up for your beliefs. I’m glad there weren’t more of them, but I did kinda think, good on them. Even if I do think they’re wrong.

    You’re right, though. I’d never donate money to anything that could potentially hurt anyone. I donate to save the children and stuff like that all the time. But it takes a really misguided person to say they’re going to give away their hard-earned cash to take away peoples’ rights, and not bother spending that money helping people.

    They need to think about who they’re helping, and who they’re hurting by donating to this kind of thing. They’re not helping anyone; they’re hurting millions. It’s pretty fucked up.

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  4. Interesting article but an irrelevant point.

    The LDS church fights many battles and hunger is one of them. They donate millions of dollars in food to the hungry every year. I do believe that they are quite capable of fighting for more than one cause in which they believe.

    Don’t be mad at a church for standing up for its values. What did you expect them to do? Embrace gay marriage even though it goes against everything they believe in?

    And don’t expect the LDS church to change it’s position. The more the gay marriage proponants rail against them the more set in stone the LDS become.

    Those protests at the temples were an especially ill conceived idea. It only strengthened the belief among the LDS people that they were right to follow the prophet because Satan was now openly attacking them rather than doing it from the shadows.

    I think you get my point so I’ll say no more.

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