Philippians 4:8, "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things."

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Strange Bedfellows?

The San Francisco Chronicle on the Mormon Aid to Prop 8

I have to find a better way to put it. California's proposition 8 was a ban on gay marriage . It passed, with a lot of help from the Latter-Day Saints. I'm glad they helped. It was good legislation that reflects the values of greater California, not just San Francisco, Marin County, and the Los Angeles basin. As a result, the liberal glitterati of the world are now organizing a boycott of Utah as a tourist destination, hoping to avenge this blow to their hopes for a better world.

I have all kinds of problems with Mormon doctrine. I think for most part they are a Christian denomination in name only, and the great majority of their worldwide members remain without Christ and without hope of eternal life. The result is that I am hesitant to support the Mormons by encouraging everyone to visit Utah. But Utah is a state, and not a church (well, maybe), and I think it may be within the realm of good conscience to choose Moab next year.

It's a war on every front.