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8: The Mormon Proposition (2010)

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A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.

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Spencer Jones ...
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Tyler Barrick ...
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Linda Williams Stay ...
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Kate Kendell ...
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David Melson ...
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Dennis Herrera ...
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Fred Karger ...
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Carol Lynn Pearson ...
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Emily Pearson ...
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Gavin Newsom ...
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Mike Nelson ...
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George Cole ...
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In 2009, thousands of LGBT citizens are denied almost 200 civil rights their straight, married counterparts enjoy through civil marriage. Some states have signaled progress. But amid the progress, The Mormon Church, with its front-group THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE, has been coordinating, financing and leading the effort to stop the advancement of marriage equality for more than three decades. As an organization worth hundreds of billions of dollars, the Mormon Church has been able to wage this war in secret. Not until the California Fair Political Practices Commission launched an investigation into the Mormon's involvement in Proposition 8, did the secrets of the Mormon effort become a matter of record. Through never-before seen documents, recordings & insider-interviews, 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION, exposes the efforts of the Mormon Church and its members to halt nearly every piece of LGBT legislation on the desks of lawmakers from Hawaii to New York. 8: THE MORMON ... Written by Steven Greenstreet

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Rated R for some language/sexual references

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Поправка No8: Предложение мормонов  »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$14,093 (USA) (25 June 2010)

Gross:

$99,851 (USA) (16 July 2010)
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The quote from President Monson has absolutely nothing to do with Proposition 8. It is taken from a General Conference talk given in April 2009. "I testify to you that our promised blessings are beyond measure. Though the storm clouds may gather, though the rains may pour down upon us, our knowledge of the gospel and our love of our Heavenly Father and of our Savior will comfort and sustain us and bring joy to our hearts as we walk uprightly and keep the commandments. There will be nothing in this world that can defeat us." Thomas S. Monson, April 2009, "Be of Good Cheer" The talk, entitled "Be of Good Cheer", is about how life can be difficult but through faith one can find both peace in this life and eternal salvation through God. The talk has absolutely nothing to do with same-sex marriage or Proposition 8. See more »

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Spread love, not hate
20 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rarely take the time to actually write a review for a movie, but seeing as there are few, it is necessary. First of all, I wouldn't consider this a "hate" film, as previously stated. This is a film about denial of basic human rights and the out-of-state religious organization that donated millions of dollars to put an end to those rights. In fact, more than getting a sense of hatred towards Mormons, the documentary gave me a sense of sadness for the many gay Mormon teens that were driven to suicide or the Mormon families that were forced to donate upwards of $50,000- their whole livelihood- to a campaign so that they would not lose their membership to their church.

But more than anything, this film gave me a strange sense of hope. Sure, Proposition 8 passed. But seeing all of the happy marriages and learning that basically the only reason it did pass was because of the LDS Church gives me hope for a future of equality. I'm happy to live in a state that believes in human rights (MA) and I hope that movement will spread. Nothing will make you believe in gay marriage like Tyler Barrick and Spencer Jones (interviewed in the film). Like Tyler said, "it's simple- this is just love." This film will make you want to fight for that.


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