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I really can't believe this movie is coming out...I feel sick about it. After watching the preview, it seems that they have about 50 percent of the facts right and 50 percent dead wrong - and then they spun it to look like Mormon's are hateful. Lovely. I felt like I needed to add my little voice to theirs to say that in NO WAY were we as members of the church threatened with membership if we didn't contribute to the campaign. We were living there during this whole thing and we saw controversy in and out of the church, but that was not one of the issues. The church DID speak out and our prophet DID send out information talking about how important it was that we get involved if we could, but everything was voluntary. If anyone did threaten members, it was an individual doing something that was not sanctioned by the church.
Along with information being sent out about getting involved, we had pamphlets and meetings about how all of us should be showing love and respect for members of the gay community. Everything we heard from the church was about loving the individuals, but at the same time not allowing something to pass that would undermine our beliefs about the family. There was nothing about hate, disrespect or shame, we were simply standing up for what we believe. Again, anyone who DID hateful things was someone acting as an individual and not as a representative of our church. I know hateful things probably did come from members of the church and it makes me really sad that people are going to think that that's what the church is all about.
Anyway, anyone who knows me or other members will hopefully already know that we don't hate homosexuals. I hope that people who watch this movie will recognize the difference between individuals and the church as a whole.