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Mormons in California and Utah, following their prophet's call to action, wage spiritual warfare, fueled with money and religious fervor, against LGBT citizens and their fight for equality. This exploration of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ involvement in the passage of California's Proposition 8 reveals a secretive, decades-long campaign against lesbians’ and gays’ right to marriage.

Director Reed Cowan, a former Mormon missionary, deftly investigates this ongoing battle through three telling perspectives: personal, political, and ideological. He is careful not to succumb to emotional rant but chooses instead well-researched data and a range of interviews with politicians, historians, and those most affected by the outcome. One such couple is composed of Spencer Jones and Tyler Barrick, who is the direct descendant of Mormon polygamist Frederick G. Williams. Cowan’s film tellingly reminds us that, if any common ground can ever be found, it must be based on truth and transparency.

Duration
2 min 41 sec

Views
81,780

Posted On
December 13, 2009
Director
Reed Cowan

Writer
Reed Cowan

Studio
Independent

Release
June 18, 2010
Cast
Unknown or Not Available
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