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6/10/10: Reed Cowan's "8: The Mormon Proposition"

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Prop 8 Protesters gather outside Mormon Church Headquarters in Salt Lake City Photo Credit: David Daniels (Red Flag Releasing)

By Doug Fabrizio

Salt Lake City, Utah – In 2008, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints joined a coalition to support California's ballot proposition to ban gay marriage. Church members responded with a grass-roots campaign and millions of dollars. For journalist and activist Reed Cowan, it epitomized Mormon attitudes towards the LGBT community and he calls what they did "spiritually criminal." Thursday, we're talking with Cowan about his new film. We'll also be joined by California attorney Morris Thurston for a look at the fall-out of the campaign on the LDS Church.

  • 8: The Mormon Proposition will screen Friday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the "Damn These Heels" Film Festival. Passes are sold out, but there will be a waiting list at the door. For more information on the full festival line-up, click here
  • The film opens June 18th at the Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City. Check local listings for screenings in your area.

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