Saturday, June 28, 2008

Letter to California Mormons regarding the media

Letter from public affairs official in California regarding Sunday's
announcement encouraging LDS support of anti-Gay legislation

Brothers and Sisters,

We have been informed that Sunday morning, June 29, after members have
heard the letter from the First Presidency read from the pulpit, some
news crews may attempt to interview members of the Church as they are
leaving services.

While we cannot, nor should we, do anything to stop the media from
interviewing rank and file members -- who are not speaking on behalf
of the Church, it would be against the guidance from headquarters for
any such interview or for news cameras to be in our Church buildings.

Please note that SLC, and the California office of Public Affairs are
both referring any media inquiries on the subject to the coalition
handling the campaign. It is imperative that DPA's and their
Assistants do the same. Any institutional media inquiries on this
issue should be referred to Frank Schubert or Jeff Flint at 916 448
4234 at coalition headquarters.

For further questions regarding the role of Public Affairs, please
call Keith Atkinson @ 800 533 2444.

Thank you.

Keith Atkinson


Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

If you didn't like that one, maybe you'll approve of this one:


We all want a decent society. Pls don't remove my comments again, thanks!

Clair Barrus said...


Don't think I've removed your comment -- unless you are TPMCafé -- who dropped a link to their site -- having nothing to do with this conversation.

Anonymous said...


This site is really a great resource.

The TPMCafé link got dropped here (by me) because my post over there included a link to this post here.

I'll lay off doing that in future. Sorry.

Clair Barrus said...


Ahh. I see.

I guess I didn't look closely at it. Sometimes, people drop links to sites that have nothing to do with the conversation. I incorrectly assumed this about the link.

Feel free to re-post it if you'd like. I'll try to keep a closer eye out next time! :-)

Anonymous said...

I'm back! Sorry, couldn't resist. I was just over at Jeff Flint's place (Red County) and ran across this recent comment of his:


"I'm for change....blah blah blah...I's for bringing people together...blah blah blah...let me quote Obama some more....blah blah blah...."

JULY 15, 2008 11:10 PM

My wild guess is that Obama's gonna win big in California this November. If I'm right about that, I have to wonder what Jeff, as co-campaign manager for the California Protection of Marriage initiative (the Yes on 8 side), is thinking he's gonna accomplish by posting comments like the one above.

You'd think he'd be savvy enough to avoid:

a) angering California's Obama supporters, and

b) sounding like a 12-year-old Al Jolson.

If this is the best PR that the coalition money can buy, it's time to put a fork in Yes on 8, because it's done.

Chino Blanco said...

This Thursday, August 14th, from 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m. at 2020 Main Street, Irvine, California:

ACTION ALERT: Tell the Right-Wing Consultants NO to Prop 8!

We're bringin' it to Frank and Jeff this Thursday.