Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

Last week I wrote an open letter To Tom Hanks From An American Mormon Fan. During my letter, I encouraged Tom to apologize for his disparaging Mormon comments. Yesterday, he did:

Actor Tom Hanks

Actor Tom Hanks

“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. “

Tom, I am not sure if you ever read my letter. However, as promised, on behalf of myself, and my decorated US Navy Veteran [and Mormon] grandfather, Commander Dallis J. Christensen, your apology is accepted.

We wish you well, and we thank you. – MoSop

2 thoughts on “Apology Accepted, Tom Hanks

  1. Pingback: When Hollywood Bullies Mormons « MORMON SOPRANO

  2. Eu gostei de ler esta passagem neste site. É interessante observar que a Igreja de Jesus Cristo tem participar sté nos comentários das celebridades. Eu sei que a Igreja é verdadeira e que os sons dos anjos do Senhor farão um “eco” no coração de Tom Hanks. Obrigado. Vanderlei (Timbu Ward, Curitiba Brazil Boa Vista Stake)

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