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

“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 comments

  1. […] The HBO show “Big Love” depicts a modernized fictional polygamous family. Although Mormons are not polygamists, and originally the writers and production team stated they were not portraying Mormons, the show has progressively blurred the line. The program’s Executive Producer is actor Tom Hanks. My initial reaction to this latest BL episode was simply: “Tom! Whatssup?! I thought we had moved past this, and made amends!” […]

  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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