Religious group shows support for LDS Church in ad

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(KSL News) A group that supports the stand The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints took on California's Proposition 8 took out a full-page ad in today's New York Times.

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty placed the ad, which is titled "No Mob Veto." It decries recent protests against the Church for its role in helping pass Prop. 8, which outlaws gay marriage.

The ad says what began as "demonstrations" against the Church have gotten out of hand. It goes on to say, "Religious wars are wrong; they are also dangerous. Those who fail to condemn or seem to condone that intimidation are at fault as well."

The ad also calls the Prop. 8 backlash "an outrage that must stop."

Meanwhile, the Church released a statement expressing appreciation for the ad in the New York Times.

The Church says the ad, which is signed by scholars, dignitaries, and religious leaders from a variety of faiths, comes at a time when the right of free expression of people of faith has come under attack.

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