Sunday, January 18, 2009

Go Tom

I love it when a big-time celebrity speaks his. Especially when he pokes his finger in the eye of the Mormon church.

“The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen,” he told Tarts. “There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American, and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here's what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed, and people can see who's responsible, and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting Constitution, and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So let's have faith in not only the American, but Californian, constitutional process.”

Of course, Hanks lost a few fans.

Do you realize that you have offended several million of your devoted fans? You’ve accused us of being “un-American” because of our religious beliefs, and our voting preferences!

But he made a few fans too. Only, with all the negative blog coverage of his remarks it is hard to find supporting posts.

What I read most was people misinterpreting Hanks comments. Most though his his comments bigoted because they criticized their right to vote their conscience. What he actually did was criticize the funding of Proposition 8 by the LDS Church. It’s a big difference. I happen to agree with him.

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