Monday, November 10, 2008

Time to rend


Mormon temples and other church property in California and in Utah have been vandalized as part of the backlash against the passage of Prop 8 in California.

I would like to say to my readers that I don’t think that it’s appropriate to vandalize churches, and that not all Mormons agree with the actions of their church, and there is nothing to be gained by attempting to terrorize anyone. And I would like to say to those Mormons that are upset about these recent events –

How’s it feel?

How’s it fucking feel?

Do you feel sad? Misunderstood? Do you feel like people are against you for no good reason? Do you feel like people hate you, even though they don’t know you?

How’s it feel?

The LDS church has released a statement (emphasis mine) saying: "No one on either side of the question should be vilified, harassed or subject to erroneous information."

Oh, now they tell us! Prior to this, they seemed quite comfortable indeed with vilification and erroneous information. In fact, the LDS pro-8 website still contains the videos wherein they say that gay marriage will endanger freedom of speech!

What, huh?

Yeah, I’m not kidding. They say gay marriage will endanger freedom of speech and freedom of religion. They say that parents won’t be able to teach their own values to their kids anymore. They say that the passage will not take any existing rights away from gay couples, and, to top it off, they proclaim that the issue of the happiness of gay people is a “diversion.”

But I’m glad they’re so concerned now about erroneous information. Douchebags.

In their statement, the LDS also said that we should "act in a spirit of mutual respect and civility towards each other."

To which I say: you first.

12 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

That is some BS!

Distributorcap said...

vikki

i dont condone violence or destroying property - but i simply loathe the mormon church and their hypocrisy

do the math

Jess said...

I got this fucked up email from a mormon aquaintance of mine. I didn't read the whole email but it was about how the "they" wanted to teach "our kids" gay marriage in schools. I wanted to send an email back saying that I didn't remember them teaching ME "straight" marriage, but then decided it really wasn't worth it. There was also something about "them" teaching with a book that had two men kissing in it. Oh my no! (meanwhile I'm sure she's fine with her kid blowing some guys head off in a video game. Me? I'm fine with both!)

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Do as they say not as they do. It's the new golden rule.

deadspot said...

I'm sure I'll feel bad about this once I stop laughing.


Nah. Probably not.

Cheer34 said...

vandalizing other people's property is a no no.....our anger must be direct not only at the Mormons but at the individuals that voted for the prop too. Obviously the individuals can not be identified....but they know who they are and should be ashamed.....

Johnny Yen said...

Now maybe people will understand why we kicked their asses out of Illinois.

"If you don't like gay marriage, don't get one."

mrgumby2u said...

I really like the idea of an army of pissed off Californians going to Utah to get propositions on their ballot legalizing gambling, prostitution, gay marriage, and any number of other issues the Mormons find loathesome, but unfortunately there's no way we can send the army of signature gatherers that would require AND boycott the state of Utah.

dguzman said...

Good work, Vik. I wish I could say that I disapprove of the vandalism, but hey--if they hadn't spent all that money promoting PropH8te, they'd be able to get that shit sandblasted right off.

Spooney said...

I think Utah should become the new, hip getaway destination.

kiki said...

"erroneous information"

have they read the book of mormon?

Catherinette Singleton said...

Dear Mormons, please suck it.

Thank you.