This from the Facebook group "March on Salt Lake City":
I wanted to set the tone with all of you more clearly. I have gotten a number of emails that indicate some of you misunderstand what this is about. Here is the one line description that says it all:
We will march in Salt Lake City for peace and understanding for all Americans. We will include and invite thousands of Utahns, Mormon or otherwise to join our voices against discrimination. We will work "with" then to elevate the discourse.
Some have suggested boycotting, I think this is a bad idea. Although we are planning a "favored" business list of companies in Utah that are not bigoted. Nevertheless, this march is not about "confrontation". Our message will be better received if we are respectful and inclusive of others that share the mindset.
We have received plenty of requests for volunteers, and will need more as this grows. Please shoot me an email if you would like to help. We will need coordinators on the ground in Utah and welcome volunteers from organizing, legal, accommodations, route planning, etc.
I look forward to our voices being heard, and I thank you all for your participation.
It is time to end minority hate and discrimination. Recently, heavy backing from the Mormon church and others pumped millions of $$ into California to pass a constitutional amendment (Prop 8) to strip away the rights of gay people to marry. This intolerance is unacceptable, and is hypocritical in Utah especially given the history of unfettered polygamy (a blind eye) and their own oppression by the US for the rights of their religion.
Enough. They promoted this behind the scenes and used illegitimate and false arguments to get people to back this hateful proposition. As I thought of ways to elevate the visibility of this issue and take the fight in a direction that would be meaningful and peaceful, I thought of Martin Luther King's famous march on Washington. It was the perfect place, because it represented the "hidden hand" that was holding us back. Because of the Mormon's pole position in instigating this, I see Salt Lake City as the perfect place to hold a march unlike any have ever seen. Our generations "march on Washington".
It is important to frame this though in terms that are actually correct for all of us. Whether we are black or white, left or right, Mormon, Catholic, Agnostic or Atheist, we are all American. We need the help of all people to raise this argument to the right level.
I ask you to spread the word and help organize this. The time is now to end this kind of discrimination for good, especially in the face of such a remarkable time that we elected a black President to the White House. The goal is to get at least 250,000 people (I know, I know, probably not realistic to get that many, but hey, a goal is needed!) to march on Salt Lake City, from every corner of this great nation and make this awareness go to the next level.
Join the fight, let's do what's right.
p.s. more about the background of this movement on "No to hate, no to prop 8" group