Tom Hanks Lashes Out At Mormons


Jan. 16 2009, Published 12:15 p.m. ET

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We didn't know he had it in him! The normally mild-mannered Tom Hanks had some surprisingly strong words for the Mormon on Wednesday.

The executive producer of HBO's drama about polygamy, Big Love, called parts of the church 'un-American' for supporting Prop 8. "The truth is these people are some bizarre offshoot of the Mormon Church," he told Fox News's Poptarts column at the show's premiere party, "and the truth is a lot of Mormons gave a lot of money to the church to make Prop-8 happen.”

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“There are a lot of people who feel that is un-American and I am one of them," the star said of the anti gay-marriage law. "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.”


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