Monday, June 23, 2008

Mormon Church announces formal opposition to Gay Marriage Ruling in CA

So, in solidarity with my Mormon antecedents, I present Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie (AKA "House") discussing how the perfectly decent word "Gay" has been ruthlessly hijacked from our beloved English language.

6 comments:

Gritty Pretty said...

i love this!! a perfectly homosexual garden. hardeharhar. oh we'll be quoting this at our house for a gay while.

Gritty Pretty said...

i love this!! a perfectly homosexual garden. hardeharhar. oh we'll be quoting this at our house for a gay while.

djinn said...

Not to brag, by My Garden is perfecty Poofty. So there.

Steve said...

So much for 'the church' staying out of politics. I was afraid of this after Hinkley's death. Can you imagine how much more it'd been if Romney had won the Republican nomination....shudder!

djinn said...

I think attitudes have changed considerably since 2000, when the last Mormon-supported referendum was passed in CA. I suspect that there will be at least some, and perhaps significant pushback from the CA members (or so I can dream.) This may have the paradoxical effect of forcing the Church to liberalize at a rate faster than the current Gerontocracy would prefer.

derekstaff said...

How ironic. My wife and I watched the entire run of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" only a few weeks ago. Fine stuff, this one included.

The optimist in me is hoping that you're right, and that there will be more resistance to these homosexual discrimination laws. I think that there a slow evolution is occurring in the Church community, similar to the slow change about blacks in the sixties and seventies, which will eventually lead to a more enlightened position of the leadership.

Lets hope, anyway.