Since you all don't know me, I will state that DH and I are both conservative Christians (DH is a minister)--but we both support/voted No on Prop 8-we support gay rights because we feel it is not right to legislate our beliefs/values.
I was watching the news tonight and heard the tailend of a story so I can't be sure that I heard everything correctly, but, I heard reference to the anti-prop 8 movement bringing a lawsuit to the Mormon church because they supposedly violated rules by donating money to the Yes campaign (which they dispute and say was donated by individuals, not the church as a whole). However, what concerned me was that they mentioned attempting to revoke the Mormon church's tax exempt status. My huge concern over this is not that I think the Mormon church was correct (on the contrary)---but my concern is that this seemed to be one of the biggest fears and reasons that people felt like they needed to vote Yes. And my understanding was that this (along with education in schools) was never an issue with Prop 8. And the No campaign was constantly in a battle trying to reassure that church's tax exempt status would never be in jeopardy and marriage in schools was not an issue in this prop.
It seems to me like a lawsuit against a particular church would actually be a huge step in the WRONG direction for No on Prop 8---because now I believe a big portion of that 52% of California voters will feel like they were correct in thinking that their church's tax status might be in jeopardy if Prop 8 is defeated---and furthermore, this may put doubt in people's minds about the education issue as well. Do you see what I mean?
Does anyone else have any more information on this? I hope what I am saying makes sense--it's late. But I wanted to put this out there before I forget!