Monday, January 19, 2009

Tom Hanks on LDS involvement in Prop8

Tom Hanks Says Mormon Supporters of Prop-8 "Un-American"

Tom Hanks, an Executive Producer for HBO's controversial polygamist
series "Big Love," made his feelings toward the Mormon Church's
involvement in California's Prop 8 (which prohibits gay marriage) very
clear at the show's premiere party on Wednesday night.

"The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are
some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of
Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen," he
told Tarts. "There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American,
and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified
on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here's
what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed, and people can
see who's responsible, and that can motivate the next go around of our
self correcting Constitution, and hopefully we can move forward
instead of backwards. So let's have faith in not only the American,
but Californian, constitutional process."

1 comment:

Jon Spell said...

And by "self-correcting" he means intimidation to be placed upon those who voted incorrectly, I suppose?

Publication of donor lists just seems so wrong. This can not end well.