Apologies from Latter-day Saints (Mormons) who wish to find peace and reconciliation following the LDS Church's involvement in passing Proposition 8 and for recent hurtful comments from some Church leaders
I am sorry for what my people did to you on Tuesday.
I am sorry that thousands of my people felt an imperative to strip you of your constitutional rights--and dignity. I am sorry that the tens of thousands of you who have married in California over the past few months now face uncertainty and anxiety as to the legal status of your union.
I am sorry that so many of my people directed vicious lies and accusations at you. I'm sorry that they could not look outside themselves and realize that your desire to marry stems from a commitment to--rather than a desire to "destroy"--love, fidelity, and family.
I am sorry that my people have apparently forgotten how much it hurts to have your constitutional rights denied because moral and religious majorities disagree with your lifestyle.
I am sorry that so many of my people chose to demonize and characiture you, rather than get to know you and try to understand you. I am sorry that they did this in the name of He who was sent to "heal the brokenhearted."
Submit your apology here. We will accept both links or text entries. Feel free to express yourself as you please, and reveal as little or as much about your background as you feel comfortable doing. Keep in mind though that the goal of this site is to find reconciliation and atonement between the divisive factions that Proposition 8 and the LDS Church's involvement in passing the measure have caused, as well as for hurtful comments made by some Church leaders.
You can also email your apology to: forgivenessfor8 at gmail dot com
Upon review, your apology will be posted at the moderators' discretion.
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