8: The Mormon Proposition Image

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Summary: In 2009, thousands of LGBT citizens are denied almost 200 civil rights their straight, married counterparts enjoy through civil marriage. Some states have signaled progress. But amid the progress, The Mormon Church, with its front-group THE NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MARRIAGE, has been coordinating, financing and leading the effort to stop the advancement of marriage equality for more than three decades. As an organization worth hundreds of billions of dollars, the Mormon Church has been able to wage this war in secret. Not until the California Fair Political Practices Commission launched an investigation into the Mormon's involvement in Proposition 8, did the secrets of the Mormon effort become a matter of record. Through never-before seen documents, recordings & insider-interviews, 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION, exposes the efforts of the Mormon Church and its members to halt nearly every piece of LGBT legislation on the desks of lawmakers from Hawaii to New York. 8: THE MORMON PROPOSITION makes these efforts a matter of record and challenges viewers to demand more of government officials in requiring religions more transparency in their efforts to influence public policy. Emmy-award winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Reed Cowan is a former Mormon who served a two-year mission door-to-door for the Mormon Church. His access to high-level Mormons & Mormon communications on the matter, coupled with his OUT status as a gay man and father of two adopted sons has provided a compelling and at times shocking look at the Mormon way of doing business against LGBT people.
Runtime: 80 min
Rating: Rated R for some language/sexual references.
Production: David v. Goliath Films
Genre: Documentary
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Jul 13, 2010
Director Credit
Reed Cowan Director
Steven Greenstreet Director
Writer Credit
Reed Cowan Writer
Cast Credit
Bruce Barton Himself
D. Chris Buttars Himself
Darren Curtis Himself
Dustin Lance Black Narrator
Eric Ethington Himself
George Cole Himself
George Cole Himself
Mac Borrowman Himself
Matt Aune Himself
Melissa Bird Herself
Pali Cooper Herself
Peter Danzig Himself
Rocky Mayor Anderson Himself
Ruben Israel Himself
Ryan Hollist Himself
Tyler Barrick Himself
Producer Credit
Bruce Bastian Co-Executive Producer
Christopher Reece-Volz Producer
Derrick Shore Associate Producer
Emily Pearson Producer
Henry van Ameringen Associate Producer
Mark Barr Consulting Producer
Reed Cowan Executive Producer
Steven Greenstreet Producer
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