A week or so back I posted a story that quoted Tom Hanks as saying that Mormon's who contributed to the Prop. 8 movement were "un-american". Apparently he has had a bit of backlash on that because recently, through the efforts of his publicist, Mr. Hanks has revised his remarks. His official statement is as follows:
Last week, I labeled members of the Mormon church who supported California's Proposition 8 as "un-American." I believe Proposition 8 is counter to the promise of our Constitution; it is codified discrimination. But everyone has a right to vote their conscience – nothing could be more American. To say members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints who contributed to Proposition 8 are "un-American" creates more division when the time calls for respectful disagreement. No one should use "un- American" lightly or in haste. I did. I should not have. Sincerely, Tom Hanks.
He's not a smart man Jenny. However, in the spirit of forgiveness, as compelled as this re-statement and apology is given, I accept.