Big Gay News wrote:
A gay-rights organization said Wednesday that a group that ran an ad defending the Mormon church and others' right to support California's gay-marriage ban is lying about the nature of demonstrations against the ban.
Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Truth Wins Out placed a full-page advertisement Thursday in The Salt Lake Tribune under the headline, "Lies in the Name of the Lord."
It's a response to another full-page ad placed in last Friday's New York Times about the fallout from passage of a California constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. The New York Times ad accused opponents of Proposition 8 of waging mob violence. It also called for a stop to "violence and intimidation" against supporters of the measure, including the Salt Lake City-based Mormon church, which urged its members to contribute to the cause. The New York Times ad was sponsored by The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and was signed by several religious leaders, including Rich Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs of the National Association of Evangelicals; William Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Civil and Religious Rights; Nathan Diament, public policy director for the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America; and the Prison Fellowship's Chuck Colson, a member of the Nixon administration who served prison time for Watergate-related offenses.