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8: The Mormon Proposition
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Dustin Lance Black narrates this informative, thought-provoking, insightful, ire-raising, controversial, 2009 documentary that deftly chronicles the heavy-handed involvement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the passing of Proposition 8 (that is, “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California”) in California on Nov. 4, 2008, that rescinded the equal rights of homosexuals to marry and through eye-opening investigations led by California Against Hate founder Fred Karger and interviews with married gay couple Spencer Jones and Tyler Barrick, Yes on 8 spokesperson Chip White, former Salt Lake City mayor Rocky Anderson, Alliance for Justice member Liz Towne, Americans United for Separation of Church and State member Barry Lynn, former Mormon Emily Pearson, Mormon activists Gayle Ruzicka and Paul Mero, homeless youth counselors Melissa Bird and Bonnie Owens, Mormon Utah senator Chris Bettars, Mormon Carol Lynn Pearson, former Mormon Mike Nelson, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom, gay rights activist Tracy Williams, Executive Director David Melson and Assistant Director George Cole of Affirmation: Gay & Lesbian Mormons, and attorney Dennis Herrera a bright, shameful light is shed on how high-ranking church officials, including Mormon prophet Thomas Monson and elders Quentin R. Cook, L. Whitney Clayton, and M. Russell Ballard, pressured church members to donate million of dollars and their time to the cause.

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