Undie Running on the Line between Church and State
Dialogue : A Journal of Mormon Thought
Some thirty thousand women and girls, all dressed in demure skirts and blouses in muted colors, manifested as if summoned by some shofar from all directions and with quiet efficiency entered the Latter-day Saint Conference Center. California's successful Prop 8 initiative in 2008, the sidewalks that line Temple Square also attracted pro-gay activists, denouncing the Church and its membership for meddling in American politics and in American bedrooms. Among other things Mueller shares that for those ready to see the episode as such, the forced detention of two gay men for what they claim was an innocent and romantic display of affection encapsulated the Latter-day Saint Church's efforts to police public morality in ways that interfere with the rights of private American citizens.