Harass the Mormons, Call it a “Dialogue”: The Empowering Spirits Foundation, a homosexual activist group, advertises a direct-action “kiss in” protest against a Mormon temple in San Diego scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, July 22) — even as it asks for a “respectful dialogue” with Church of Latter-day Saints (LDS) officials. At the protest, same-sex couples will kiss each other as an act of defiance against the LDS church for supporting defense-of-marriage initiatives in California and across the United States.
By Peter LaBarbera
Imagine this nightmare scenario: four days ago, your family received a letter out of the blue from a homosexual activist organization notifying you, in “respectful” language, that your family is the target of a protest. Upset that you sent money to support Proposition 8 in California — reinstating marriage as between a man and a woman — the “gay” group informs you that about ten homosexual couples will show up on the sidewalk in front of your house on July 22nd (today) at 5:00 PM and engage in prolonged same-sex kissing with each other.
Wielding their public deviance as a political tool, the militant “gay” protesters call their event a “kiss-in” — knowing that you regard their homosexual behavior as unnatural and immoral, that it makes you extremely uncomfortable, and that it will embarrass you in front of your neighbors (and the media, whom they called in). Nevertheless, they assure you that they “respect” you and your religion and that they are happy to engage in “dialogue” with you in between their lip-locking acts of homoerotic defiance.
Well, your nightmare is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ (LDS) reality as they face another homosexual “kiss-in” protest at their San Diego temple this evening. After reading the Associated Press story about the San Diego “kiss-in” on the “gay” news site “355Gay.com,” I posted the following comment responding to it:
Going to the “Empowering Spirits Foundation” website, I found this incomprehensibly self-serving description of their homosexuality-celebrating “kiss-in”:
Let’s deconstruct the Empowering Spirits’ Orwellian Gayspeak. They are rubbing their perversion in the face of a church in the name of “respectful dialogue.” “Don’t offend the Mormon church by swearing,” they say, as though they truly respect the Mormons’ morality, “but it’s fine to flaunt your homosexual behavior outside their temple even though LDS teachings regard homosexual acts as sinful … Because it’s all about “dialogue,” you know.”
The poor “gay” activists are totally caught up in their own self-righteous delusion that their cause somehow approximates a “civil rights” movement. Yes, they even seem to believe that their homo-fascist stunts are “respectful” toward their targeted victims. And they are so convinced that their misguided goal of legalizing homosexual “marriage” is noble that they employ a crude ends-justifies-the-means approach to everything, including harassing a church.
Definition of marriage is ‘trivial’?
In this portion of a letter sent to LDS President Thomas Monson just three days before the scheduled “kiss-in,” Empowering Spirits Executive Director A Latham Staples characterizes the LDS teaching on marriage as a mere “pious triviality”:
Preserving the age-old definition of marriage as a “pious triviality”? This isn’t respect. It’s contempt. It’s not “dialogue” but coercion. Call it Perversion Coercion, it you will, and the goal is to intimidate religious people and churches into submission. And ex-”gay” Christian activist James Hartline has it right when he says that Empowering Spirits would never try to pull a “kiss-in” stunt like this in front of a mosque. That might upset the preposterous “gay-Muslim” alliance that will disintegrate when everyday adherents of Islam realize that the Homosexual Lobby despises their religion, too — or at least the part that teaches that homosexual acts are always wrong.
Here’s the AP story (which reads more like a “gay” press release) in 365Gay.com, followed by the posted comments as of last night, in which some react with a four-letter cuss word to express their attitude toward the Mormons’ defense of natural marriage:
San Diego group plans ‘kiss-in’ at Mormon temple
(Salt Lake City) A gay rights group plans to stage a mass kissing demonstration outside the San Diego Mormon temple as a show of support for a gay couple cited for trespassing in Utah after sharing a kiss on church property.
The Empowering Spirits Foundation says the “kiss-in” is intended as a peaceful rally to encourage dialogue between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the gay community.
The event is scheduled for Wednesday evening at the temple near La Jolla, Calif.
It would be the third kissing demonstration held since Matt Aune and Derek Jones were cited for trespassing on the church-owned Main Street Plaza on July 9 in Salt Lake City.
The couple refused to leave the plaza when security guards who saw the kiss said the behavior was inappropriate.
Posted Comments (expletives cleaned up by AFTAH):
* Samantha said (July 21st, 2009 at 1:39 pm):
* Lorion said (July 21st, 2009 at 1:59 pm):
* Peter said (July 21st, 2009 at 2:01 pm):
* Allan said (July 21st, 2009 at 2:52 pm):
* Michael said (July 21st, 2009 at 4:17 pm):
* Matteo said (July 21st, 2009 at 4:45 pm):
* Jay said (July 21st, 2009 at 5:09 pm):
* John said (July 21st, 2009 at 5:20 pm):
* Porter said (July 21st, 2009 at 5:20 pm):
* Gary A. said (July 21st, 2009 at 6:22 pm):
* John said (July 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm):
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