January 27, 2010
Protesters Object to Prop. 8 Doc at Sundance
8: The Mormon Proposition greeted by chants of 'Separate church and eight'
About two dozen activists showed up recently for the Sundance Film Festival screening of a documentary depicting The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' efforts to pass Proposition 8, the successful 2008 California ballot initiative that eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry in the state, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.
"We think it's a shame -- a very big shame," demonstrator Joe Baker-Gorringe said. "If [Mormons] would have channeled [their time and money] into something more constructive, they would have helped a lot of people."
Of the film itself, Matthew Lyon, who is gay and grew up in the LDS Chursh, said, "I felt like I was going to bawl the entire time. Mormons say that I can't be something I was born innately [as]."