Speaking of the backlash following the passage of Proposition 8, Elder Oaks said [emphasis added]:
These incidents were expressions of outrage against those who disagreed with the gay-rights position and had prevailed in a public contest. As such, these incidents of “violence and intimidation” are not so much anti-religious as anti-democratic. In their effect they are like the well-known and widely condemned voter-intimidation of blacks in the South that produced corrective federal civil-rights legislation.
That last sentence generated the following lede from the Associated Press which most other news outlets used in their coverage.