I don’t know how to add audio to this. But today I was listening to a show called The Story (from American Public Media, the same folks that bring us A Prairie Home Companion). Dick Gordon (the host) was talking to a guy named Andrew Callahan about California’s Prop 8.
Andrew Callahan is currently a High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. In California, LDS is the driving force behind Prop 8 (and the largest amount of funding for the yes on prop 8 camp comes from members of the LDS — and the request of the church higher up).
Andrew Callahan has spoken out against the LDS stand on gay marriage. I mentioned earlier that he is “currently” a Mormon — well, if you listen to the story — you’ll find out that he might not be for long, because he is voicing strong opposition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stand on gay marriage.
If you’re interested in more details, you can click on the main page for The Story and if you do this soon the Callahan interview is on the front page (and if you do it later, you can search for Callahan)
As I was listening to this I thought of the words of Pastor Martin Niemoeller
“In Germany, they came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist;
And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist;
And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew;
And then . . . they came for me . . . And by that time there was no one left to speak up.”