Apparently anything Mormon Church-related has everything to do with the ongoing struggle for legalized gay marriage nationwide. Even the tragic burning-to-the-ground of an LDS chapel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on Sunday should be seen in light of how awful the Mormon Church is for opposing gay marriage in California.
The article is quite sympathetic but it is accompanied by the photo below:
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A fire that began during Sunday morning services at a crowded Massachusetts church has quickly spread through the decades-old building and gutted it.
About 300 people were inside the meeting house of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Boston suburb of Cambridge. Officials say everyone was able to make it outside safely.
Fire Chief Gerald Reardon says the blaze started in the building's attic.
Caption: Gay couples who brought the landmark lawsuit that led to the first legalized gay marriages in the United States pose for a photo during a reunion in Newton Mass, Sunday, May, 17, 2009, celebrate their fifth anniversaries, five years after Massachusetts became the first state to legalize gay marriage. Pictured are, front row, from left, Gina Nortonsmith, Avery Nortonsmith, 12, Heidi Nortonsmith, Quinn Nortonsmith, 9, all of Northampton, Mass., Attorney Mary Banato, who heard the landmark case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Ellen Wade, Maureen Brodoff, of Newton, Mass., Rob Compton, and David Wilson, of Boston, Ed Balmelli, and Michael Hogan of Jamaica Plain, Mass., Gary Chalmers and Richard Linnell, of Whitinsville, Mass., and Gloria Bailey-Davies and Linda Bailey Davies, of Orleans, Mass., (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
So, here's my question: when should a devastating fire in a church be conflated with that church's position on social and political issues? Maybe they're inferring that this group of gay marriage activists started the fire?
The article in its entirety is available here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/05/17/AR2009051701129.html