Bil Browning

8 - The Mormon Proposition

Filed By Bil Browning | October 20, 2009 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: documentary film, new film, Prop 8, same-sex marriage, Steven Greenstreet, The Mormon Proposition

There's a new documentary coming out that was just submitted to Sundance and other festivals. Reed Cowan and Bruce Bastion are the executive directors and Cowan wrote, directed and produced the movie. Steven Greenstreet covered Prop 8 as a journalist and when he left the news agency he started working on the flick as a producer and press guy. Quite an impressive lineup.

It looks pretty darn good.

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I know way too much about their culture. I was doing an expose on Gordon B. Hinckley and his sexual escapades before he was the Profit of More Men church. He liked many national typed women and a few men. I was told they would do a character assassination on me if I went through with it.

Sue every church for separation of church and state...threaten to take away their free money and see how quickly they change their tune.

Wow, this looks intense. Good job.

Michael @ | October 20, 2009 2:55 PM

I support anything that identifies Bigots, particularly religious ones because of their greater organizational and financial reach.

BUT...when does something otherwise good become a part of the problem rather than the solution?

It was "submitted to Sundance" as in the festival that brings in millions of dollars to Mormon-controlled Utah????

Uh, why is anyone who GENUINELY cares about LGBT equality continuing to make an exception for Sundance? "Oh, Possum! We Artistes are above all that grimy political stuff, don't you know?"

Does anyone here genuinely believe that God suddenly told the Mormons that polygamy and banning blacks and electro-shocking gays was, ooops, now wrong and selling alcohol and pay-per-view porn in Mormon-owned Marriott hotels, ooops, now okay? They, just like the supporters of Jim Crow laws, changed because society generally and people with money to spend no longer tolerated their nonsense.

And that's what it's going to take with churches [and not just Mormons] re LGBT rights, too. Public condemnation as bigots and financial boycotts of any businesses associated with them.

chris balfour | October 21, 2009 6:58 AM

WOW! looks great! can't wait to see it. I married my wife on the very day same sexy marriage was legalised in the UK, It wasn't deliberate but I love the connection. Hopefully this film will go some way in changing people's attitudes in the US, which is of course one of the worlds largest and progressive democracies?? Though attitudes toward same sex marraige over here leave a lot to be desired also!