Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh
chris_walsh

"...its name is now in the public record alongside those who promote bigotry and intolerance..."

Wow. Via this on yendi's Twitter feed: Filmmaker Paul Haggis resigned from the Church of Scientology, after 35 years in the church, to protest support of the anti-gay Proposition 8. From Haggis's letter:
As you know, for ten months now I have been writing to ask you to make a public statement denouncing the actions of the Church of Scientology of San Diego. Their public sponsorship of Proposition 8, a hate-filled legislation that succeeded in taking away the civil rights of gay and lesbian citizens of California - rights that were granted them by the Supreme Court of our state - shames us.

I called and wrote and implored you, as the official spokesman of the church, to condemn their actions. I told you I could not, in good conscience, be a member of an organization where gay-bashing was tolerated.

...The church's refusal to denounce the actions of these bigots, hypocrites and homophobes is cowardly. I can think of no other word. Silence is consent, Tommy. I refuse to consent.
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