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Proposition 8 opponents to make case at Mormon temple in Oakland
by Tim DeBenedictis ( tcd93 [at] alum.mit.edu )
Saturday Nov 8th, 2008 5:12 PM
Proposition 8 opponents will converge at the Oakland Mormon Temple at Noon on Sunday, November 9th, to promote better relations between the LGBT community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
PROP 8 OPPONENTS "TURN THE OTHER CHEEK"

OAKLAND, Nov. 9, 2008 - Proposition 8 opponents will converge at the Oakland Mormon Temple at Noon on Sunday, November 9th, to promote better relations between the LGBT community and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

"It was time to turn the other cheek," said organizer Tim DeBenedictis. "Many in of our community were deeply hurt by the passage of proposition 8, and are disappointed that the Mormon church supported it - especially since the church was once persecuted for its own beliefs on marriage."

"We are meeting at the Temple on a day that it is closed. Our intent is not to disturb church-goers. Our goal is to mend fences and build bridges, so that all Californians can achieve marriage equality under the law," said DeBenedictis.

The group will meet at the Oakland Mormon Temple, 4766 Lincoln Ave., Oakland CA 94602. For more information, contact Tim DeBenedictis (tcd93 [at] alum.mit.edu).