Tom Hanks, one of the executive producers of Big Love (in addition to being the type of guy your Mom hopes you’ll meet one day– okay, my Mom) did not hold back his feelings at the season premiere of the gay-vague polygamist-family drama yesterday, where he made it clear that there was no love lost between him and the Church, which he knew through his stepmother while growing up.
So, what does he think about Mormon involvement in Prop. 8?
“The truth is this takes place in Utah, the truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church, and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen,” he told Tarts. “There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American and I am one of them. I do not like to see any discrimination codified on any piece of paper, any of the 50 states in America, but here’s what happens now. A little bit of light can be shed and people can see who’s responsible and that can motivate the next go around of our self correcting constitution and hopefully we can move forward instead of backwards. So lets have faith in not only the American, but Californian constitutional process.”