Friday, December 05, 2008

Becket Fund launches ad campaign against the intimidation of religious groups on California's Proposition 8

nytad_lg The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty launched a special project today called "No Mob Veto" with a full-page advertisement in the New York Times. The ad deplores "The violence and intimidation being directed against the LDS or 'Mormon' church, and other religious organizations-and even against individual believers-simply because they supported Proposition 8," California's ballot initiative defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

The ad continues, "When thugs...terrorize any place of worship, especially those of a religious minority, responsible voices need to speak clearly: Religious wars are wrong; they are also dangerous. Those who fail to condemn or seem to condone that intimidation are at fault as well."  The full ad can be viewed at

The ad solicits signatures from readers who believe that religious people have the right and duty to participate in the electoral process without fear and intimidation from anti-religious bigotry.  You can add your name to this ad at  And lest you think that Mormon churches are the only ones being targeted, click here.

This is something that anyone concerned about the freedom of speech and religious belief should take note of, regardless of where you live.

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