Contrite Tom Hanks to anti-gay bigots: "let's respectfully disagree"
Submitted by vastleft on Sun, 01/25/2009 - 2:16pm
“Last week, I labeled members of the Mormon church who supported California's Proposition 8 as "un-American." I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the promise of our Constitution; it is codified discrimination. But everyone has a right to vote their conscience — nothing could be more American. To say members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who contributed to Proposition 8 are "un-American" creates more division when the time calls for respectful disagreement. No one should use "un- American" lightly or in haste. I did. I should not have. Sincerely, Tom Hanks”
That's the beauty part of religious-based bigotry. It deserves so much goddamned respect.