And, why California? Gay marriage has been legalized in Massachusetts as well as in countries to the North and South of us and numerous countries in Europe; why didn't the church get involved politically in those geographies? Why make a stand in California but not elsewhere? If this is truly a moral issue, shouldn't we all be actively involved in defeating this moral turpitude by donating our time and means, regardless of where we live?
Since the LDS church has decided to abandon it's normal position of political neutrality in a call to arms for the saints in California, I'm thinking we need to revise the 11th article of faith.
We claim the privilege of worshiping Almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience, and allow all heterosexual men the same privilege, let them worship how, where, or what they may - as long as it's not gay.