Mormons are being asked by their church leaders to step up their already considerable efforts to pass a ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage in California.and from our side?
Senior elders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints made a televised appeal to members Wednesday night and laid out a week-by-week strategy for boosting Mormon involvement before the Nov. 4 election.
....Mormons have been active participants in the campaign both as volunteers and financial contributors, giving $8.4 million to the Proposition 8 campaign, according to the Web site mormonsfor8.com.....
During Wednesday's taped satellite broadcast, church leaders asked for 30 members from each California congregation to donate four hours of week to the campaign. They also called on young married couples and single Mormons to use the Internet by text messaging and blogging to help pass the initiative.
A few lonely voices. Check out the new blog from Fr Geoff Farrow, who is waiting to be fired from the RC church for opposing Prop8. Over at James' site, he describes manning the anti-Prop8 booth at a farmer's marker. Susan Russell is feverishly doing local events with characteristic passion. Of course the Episcopal bishops had a nice news conference. But in terms of organized faith communities actively joining together to oppose Prop 8, the hate amendment?