Friday, November 7, 2008

"Utah Is The New Coors. Pass It On"

Outrage over Prop 8 is leading to some pretty disheartening results. Over at The Stranger's blog, Dan Savage is leading the charge to not just boycott the LDS Church but all of Utah.

Why not boycott California while you're at it? After all, California residents are the ones who ultimately approved Prop 8. It hurts to have other cities beat up on us based on this backwards "moral" crusade. Yes, the LDS Church has a significant stranglehold on Utah, but that doesn't mean that every single resident deserves to suffer for its actions. I am not a member of the LDS Church. I did not fund Prop 8. I'm doing what I can to fight it. This situtation is so fucked.
(Jamie Gadette)


  1. Here here. However the LDS church's influence in Prop 8 (and the arguments I've had with coworkers) have reminded me why I need to leave this state. I live in Sugarhouse and go to Westminster, yet I can't seem to escape the strangle they have on this state. Seattle summons...

  2. so sad. let's flood the comments with reason. thanks for posting jamie, i never would have known otherwise.

  3. A friend pointed out the obvious in a tweet about this. Should a boycott make a significant impact (and they never do) the places hardest hit would be Park City and the skiing industry. That's the most non-Mormon industry and region in the State.

  4. This is a copy (with most typos fixed) of a comment I also left on the Seattle Stranger website blog, SLOG, which is among others calling for post-Proposition 8 Utah boycott. Editor Dan Savage (Savage Love) wrote the Stranger post and basically says fuck Utah and Mormons and he's going to find a warmer fireplace to sit next to on his next ski trip.

    No, Fuck you, Dan ... and the rest of you brave Utah boycotters, too.

    I met Dan in 1996 when my newspaper, Salt Lake City Weekly hosted the annual convention of the association of alternative newspapers. The Seattle Stranger is a member. Just prior to that convention, a young high-school student, Kelli Peterson, was standing nearly alone against the Salt Lake City school district that had banned her and others from meeting on school district property in the form of the East Hight School Gay/Straight Alliance, a gay and lesbian support group. When news of that spread, I began to get many calls that people, particularly gays, in our industry would "boycott" the convention since Utah was not friendly to gays. As many as I could, I called back and said this: "You fucking chicken shits. Here's a 17 year old fighting in Utah and you can only scold from your friendly and safe Ivory tower in (fill in the blank), She has more courage in her little finger than you will ever have. You need to come and support her, not just cry about it."
    In the end, they came with tails wagging, including Dan. At the Salt Lake convention we hosted the first ever (and maybe only) gay caucus for its members. Local gay leaders spoke to the group, including Kelli Peterson. The result was satisfying and positive. I asked Dan how he now liked Salt Lake. He said, "I hate Salt Lake. You have better gay bars than Seattle." We laughed.
    But, it's not funny. Salt Lake City and Park City are progressive cities, and in Salt Lake's case, home to a thriving and growing in influence gay community. They could all leave, too--but they stay. They fight and they persevere. This is where the real issues of gay rights are being talked about, waged, and won--not in some comfortable Seattle or San Francisco coffee shop.
    So take your dollars. Yeah, Colorado--pretty red until this year. Wyoming--remember Laramie? California--uh, uh, they just voted. Canada? Yes, please do and stay, crybaby.
    You know, all you boycotters are something. I don't remember Dan or any of you coming to Utah's support when the American Legion, veterans, religious right groups and conservatives waged a similar protest against Utah. They all wanted to punish us with a boycott due to the anti-Bush speeches of Salt Lake's former outspoken mayor Rocky Anderson, and the for the backing given him by Salt Lake City. So, both the left and the right want to boycott us.
    Yep, you all have really nice and comfortable. Congratulations. Meanwhile, I think I'll print up my own T-shirts:
    Where Dan Savage and Sean Hannity came together in marriage.

  5. You're spitting in the wind, folks.

    Once the irrational haters get going everyone becomes a target.

    Temple Square is a no more reasonable target than Park City but you ran with that howling pack of jackals. You only care now because your ox is being gored.

    Once you start and fan the fire don't be surprised when the wind shifts and it burns your shack down.

  6. Savage is and always has been a
    world-class degenerate unprincipled creep.
    You are just now catching on.
    There are a lot of things you folks are just now catching on to.
    Pay attention.
    School is in session.

  7. BOYCOTT the following for donating funds in favor of Prop 8.

    Subway - Located at 221 South 1300 East, SLC, UT (Bryan Piteck Owner/Operator of local subway)

    Synergy Entrepreneurs LLC


    JJ Cole Collections

    Zion Foundation

    Curtis B Hoffman, Attorney

    Armstrong Conculting - Saratoga Springs, UT

    Sorenson Communications - Diana Lewis - Vice President, Holladay, UT


    The Layton Company - Executive VP

    Mac Management, INC - CEO

    Ripley Architects - SLC

    ProSteel Security products - President - Alpine

    Western Botanicals, INC - Spanish Fork - Owner

    First Global Marketing LLC - Provo

    Fugel Farms - Provo - Owner

    Utah Process INC - Provo

    Coral Construction, Inc - Provo

    Coral Desert Rehabilitation - St George

    Sandefur Schmidt, Writer, Provo


    Fundet Foundation, Draper

    Intense International, Provo

    JJ COLE COLLECTIONS, Hyde Park - Vice President

    Lakeside Storage, LLC - Provo

    PFizer - Sales Manager - Steven Gottfredson - SLC, UT

    BYU, Provo

    Kathryn Knight, Lawyer, SLC

    Nextpage, Alpine

    ES-O-EN Corporation, Draper

    Qualtrics, Orem

    Rachel Thurston Photography, Sandy

    Mediconnect Global

    HRCP, Provo

    Franklin Covey, Sandy

    Western States Mechanical, Springville


    Peoples Utah Bancorp, Highland, UT - CFO
    Wolfgang Muelleck

    JONATHAN MYERS, Real Estate Agent, Highland

    Extra Space Inc, SLC - CEO - Kenneth Wooley

    Freedom Oil & Gas, Alpine - President- J Gowdy

    Dr Alan Colledge - Central Utah Clinic, Lindon

    BioLynk, Mapleton, UT - Vice President - Wendy Hendry

    Dr Wayne Larsen, Centerville

    DO Terra International - Pleasant Grove - Gregory Cook - Owner

    More Good Foundation, Provo, UT - Executive Vice President - Richard Miller

    Sports Tech, Alpine, UT - David Wunderli - Owner

    (All info above was taken directly from the Proposition 8 Contribution list -

    Feel free to copy and paste this list and pass it on. A similar list is being created for each state.


    it's important : )

  9. BOYCOTT.......I know for myself and my friends who go skiing every year for 2 weeks or so are going to take our money and put it in Aspen...I say FUCK UTAH and the MORMONS.. we spend 10k every year my partner and I and that is money wasted in your bible thumpin state....keep your majic panties off our civil rights... We want one husband while its ok for you to have 2 wifes....Utah will feel the boycott espicially in this economic time, all you have to look forward to is the ski season, which by all accounts is going to be much smaller this year than years past.. because being gay we have more free money therefore we like to spend and we WONT be doing it in Utah we will boost the economies of other NON BIGOT states..

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