I just found out that The Sutherland Institute is 2 floors below me. They came up to offer everyone in my office free tickets to go see the speaker they have flown in to celebrate their 10th Anniversary Celebration: Newt Gingrich.
Their latest accomplishment? Getting the statement that they crafted for the LDS Church here right before the vote on our constitutional ban on Same Sex Marriages (the one that swung many LDS people who were undecided into supporting the amendment) revamped into a resolution that they then sent to all the Utah municipalities asking them to create resolutions for their communities based on this document and then put the local goverments in a position of enforcing it. The first city here to create such a resolution was North Salt Lake, the city in Utah where "Everybody is Somebody". The resolution was voted down after citizens came out against it, but, again, this is only the first city to attempt The Sutherland Institute's plan.
Other things they work for? Well, let's just say they are throwing a considerable amount of money and influence toward creating (even more of a) LDS (Mormon, for those of you not in the know) Theocracy here in Utah.
I share the elevator with these people. I pass them in the halls. It turns out that I've smiled and wished a nice day to people who are working so hard to shame and legislate against my family as they erode my rights and deny my existence.
I knew there was a smell in the elevators.