Utah boycott being organized by Proposition 8 opponents
Bloggers are calling for a complete boycott of the state of Utah over the Mormon Church’s support for Proposition 8.
According to some reports prior to the election, the Mormon Church directly, or via its members contributed to 40% of the yes campaign’s budget, and the church encouraged members to flood into California to spread the Yes case.
Utah is the headquarters for the Mormon Church and around two thirds of the state belong to the church. Utah’s tourism industry delivers $6 billion to the local economy, through ski fields, “red rock country” and the Sundance Film Festival.
The Church is naturally playing the hate card, saying that it is “disturbing” that the church is being singled out for exercising its right to speak up in a free election, and that “it is wrong to target the Church and its sacred places of worship for being part of the democratic process.” A Church spokesman went on to say that “no one on any side of the question should be vilified, intimidated, harassed or subject to erroneous information.”
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