PPC and Free Community Church presents
8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION — A film screening
Date: 11 December 2010 (Sat)
Venue: Pelangi Pride Centre
Cost per person: $6 (cost of 2 soft drinks and finger food)
RSVP: This event is by invitation only.
As there are LIMITED seats, prior registration is required.
To get an invitation – please email [pelangipridecentre at yahoo dot com] with your name (in full), contact number, the name/s of your guests.
About the film:
8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION exposes the Mormon Church’s historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California’s Proposition 8 and the religion’s ongoing campaign against gay rights. The film takes place in California and Utah as Mormons, following their prophet’s call to action, wage spiritual warfare with money and misinformation against gay citizens, doing everything they can to deny them of marriage and the rights that come with it. “8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION” opens in theatres on June 18th, 2010, two years after the first gay marriages took place in California (June 17th, 2008). — (C) Official Site
“Director Reed Cowan, who is a former Mormon missionary, “planned on making a film about gay teen homelessness and suicide in Utah, but switched his focus to Mormon ideology because of how it contributes to the homophobia that causes these problems”. The film focuses on the immense wealth and power of the Mormon Church, and how the Church uses the National Organization for Marriage to advocate for denial of rights to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Americans. It points out that Mormon leader Thomas S. Monsonasked to ensure the passage of the controversial California Proposition 8. It also points out the fact that many homeless in Utah are LGBT teens who were abandoned by their Mormon parents.
According to the New York Times, the film “uncovers the classified church documents and the largely concealed money trail of Mormon contributions that paid for a high-powered campaign to pass Proposition 8”, noting that “Mormons raised an estimated $22 million for the cause.”