Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Credit where Credit is Due

Mormons continue to get credit for passing Prop 8.  In Mormons Tipped Scale in Ban on Gay Marriage the New York Times joins the chorus of thought leaders giving the LDS church the distinction of being the main reason Prop 8 passed.  There are some interesting quotes from Michael R. Otterson, the managing director of public affairs for the Church.  Otterson gives a tiny glimpse of  the Church's thinking on Prop 8.  Because the Brethren don’t elaborate much when discussing deliberations concerning their actions, you  find your context where you can.

7 comments:

Fifthgen said...

Another interesting facet to this story is that Bruce Bastian also (first?) gave $1M, but to the "No on 8" side. Bastian and Ashton were both principles at WordPerfect, before Bastian came out. Interesting group dynamics there.

Rubymainia said...

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kpeaslee said...

So where are the daily posts, Sanfy? Frequency is as important as quality, right?

Fifthgen, I'm with you on the Bastian and Ashton story. Fascinating. I'm surprised that I haven't seen an article about it. Do you happen to have any inside scoop on their relationship? Is there some sort of rivalry between them? Contempt? Or do they just happen to fall on different sides of the issue, each with a cool mil burning a hole in his pocket?

kevinpeaslee said...

Oops, I must've missed this Walsh column: http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_10939848

Diana Croshaw said...

I didn't know where else to show you this, Sanford. I thought this was a very interesting article by Jonah Goldberg.

http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/la-oe-goldberg2-2008dec02,0,6411205.column

I hope the link works!