Saturday, November 8, 2008

Confused Utah Jazz Fans Accidentally Participate in Pro-Gay/Anti-LDS Rally

Suburban sports fans, only vaguely familiar with the TRAX line, inadvertently got off a stop too soon on the evening of Nov. 7 and wound up rallying at Temple Square against the LDS church’s support of California’s anti-gay marriage Proposition 8.

The start time for the home game between the Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder at EnergySolutions Arena coincided with the scheduled time for a peaceful protest at Temple Square with an estimated attendance of more than 3,000 people.

Area man Gerald Sundstrom and his family were among those who, spotting a large, boisterous crowd in the twilight hours, mistakenly assumed they must have arrived at their destination and got off the northbound TRAX line one stop too soon.

“At first I thought all the enthusiasm was for the possibility that D-Will [Jazz guard Deron Williams] was finally going to play after that ankle injury," said Sundstrom. "So I was cheering, too. But then I saw someone holding a ‘We Hate 8’ [Williams’ Jazz jersey number] sign, and thought, ‘What did Deron ever do to that guy?’”

Sundstrom believes that, in the future, TRAX should more clearly identify which stops on the line are the “gay stops.”* (Scott Renshaw)

*satirical inspirational hat-tip to The Onion


  1. Jazz fans weren't the only ones confused.

    A march in Salt Lake protesting the vote of 14 million CALIFORNIANS?

    Seems someone flunked geography (as well as biology)

  2. Cool, thanks, my boyfriend and I were there and we thought it was great to have more people protesting..... We're going to have a marriage ceremony in front of the temple next Sunday 11 AM. Everyone is Welcome. Bring rice and gifts. God bless gay marriages. I hope the tabernacle choir will sing for us, something maybe by Celine.

  3. Hey, if you go to a protest, and have a sign, out a gay closeted mormon bishop by putting his name on the sign....but only if you know personally, like you made it with him and not heard third party or such.

  4. Congratulations on that ceremony.
    The gutter is a good place to hold it.

  5. Quotation:
    "If any miserable scoundrels come here, cut their throats." Brigham Young 1
    "The Mountain Meadows Massacre stands without a parallel amongst the crimes that stain the pages of American history. It was a crime committed without cause or justification of any kind to relieve it of its fearful character... When nearly exhausted from fatigue and thirst, [the men of the caravan] were approached by white men, with a flag of truce, and induced to surrender their arms, under the most solemn promises of protection. They were then murdered in cold blood." William Bishop, Attorney to John D. Lee.

  6. Interesting.
    Homosexuals tout same-sex marriage as a civil rights issue.
    But the community that has the most firsthand knowledge of civil rights rejected that notion by almost three to one.
    Blacks aren't buying equating their struggle for equality with the right for rich self-centered spoiled yuppie white homosexuals to blow $50K on a "wedding".
    Go figure.


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