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Los Angeles Interfaith Leaders Support Mormon Church Against Attacks by Opponents of Prop 8

Contact: Cherri Spriggs Hernandez, 916-448-4234

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 /Christian Newswire/ -- The peaceful faiths, families, educators, activists, and community servants who make up the Protect Marriage Coalition are saddened to hear of the continued targeted attacks on the Mormon people during and after the conclusion of this fair and certified election. Like many churches, the family is the anchor of the LDS faith and it is no surprise that its members in California joined other faiths in giving everything they had to Proposition 8.

Many California churches have also experienced harassment, drive-by attacks, obscenities and defacement of property. Such acts do not build trust with the voters of California.

Not once, but twice, Californians have defended traditional marriage, and taxpayers have footed the bill. As the No on 8 campaign conceded today, the election is over. We respect the right of anyone who wishes to challenge the will of the people through the democratic process that is open to us all.

Responding to the media on the targeted attacks on the Mormon Church are several leaders from the Protect Marriage Coalition in Los Angeles:

Bishop Frank Stewart, 323-931-1477
Leader of the large African American Congregations of Zoe Christian Fellowship Los Angeles

Dr. LaVerne Tolbert, 323-216-2551
African American Minister and former head of instruction for Christian Crenshaw Center

Minister Jim Ortiz, 562-201-4298
Latino Community Leader in Whittier

Media contacts:
Northern & Central California (Sacramento Press Office): Chip White, 916-215-4392
Los Angeles & Southern California: Sonja Eddings Brown, 818-993-4508

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