Above The Hate
by Marcia Segelstein
In the wake of violent protests, vicious personal attacks, and a campaign of intimidation by opponents of Proposition 8, the National Organization for Marriage has just launched a new website called www.AboveTheHate.com. Its intent is to affirm, as Executive Director Brian Brown writes, “the right of all citizens to participate in the public debate about marriage, free from intimidation, vandalism or violence.”
The website is starting off with a letter which everyone is encouraged to sign (online) from major Christian leaders and supporters to President Thomas Monson of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints thanking him and his church for their support of Proposition 8 and the protection of marriage.
Beyond a well-deserved thank you, what's the point of such a letter? “Threats against one religious community threaten all of us," Brown writes, "as we stand for what we believe in the public square. The campaign against the LDS Church is just the first part of a campaign to silence all of us.”
So don’t be silenced. Visit the website and sign your name!