"Don't pee on my leg and tell me it's raining!"

That's what the LDS "Mormon" church does to keep its members compliant and in the dark. Examples: The Book of Abraham, the Salamander Letters, Joseph Smith's marriages to already-married women...the list goes on.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Polygamous Wonders of the World

So, i hear there are people petitioning for the legalization of polygamy in these our grand United States.  I've generally always been of the "to each his or her own" mindset (except for certain embarrassing moments as a hive member), and i think i'm on board with polygamy being practiced by consenting, sane adults who, for whatever reason, want to have multiple spouses (spice?  like mouses and mice?).  I mean, really, i wouldn't mind having another husband or two.  Not that my Hubster leaves me wanting more; he's a wonderful partner/friend/lover/co-conspirator but maybe it could be fun and advantageous to have another husband.  Oh wait, what the hell am i thinking?  One's enough!  All i could really want is the occasional fling, and honestly, i'm getting too old to really give a shit about that anymore, anyway.  For me, it's more about freedom.  Freedom to be who i am and be loved for it is important to me.  But i digress....

What i'm really interested in seeing is how the LDS church responds if polygamy is legalized.  Will they begin practicing it again, since it was ONLY stopped because it was outlawed in the U.S.?  Will it be a commandment to the members of the faith? 

Whoo hoo!  I can't wait to see how this all unfolds!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mormons Created Gay Men and Lesbians

I think gay people are nature's answer to the over-population our planet is facing because Mormons believe there are kolobillions of spirits waiting to be born into human bodies on Earth.  Nature, through homosexuals, is trying to cut down on births and thus save our planet.

But wait, wait, the irony continues.  Kind and loving gay couples who want to adopt a baby unwanted by its bio parents often can't.  Back in the late 1990's, my boss was a smart and artsy lesbian who had been in a monogamous relationship for 20 years.  She and her partner wanted to adopt a baby who had been born with AIDS.  They were denied because they were lesbians.  They were denied because religious homophobes would rather a baby with AIDS be alone, possibly die alone, rather than live in a loving family just because that family happened to have two mothers instead of a mother and a father.  But it's okay to put that baby into a household of people who will raise him or her to judge, to condemn, to believe all sorts of wackaloonery (thank you, Amy, for that word). 

What a crazy, crazy world in which we live!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Today's AZ Ex-Mo Meeting...

...was fun and enlightening, just like the previous one.  There were about 10 of us, not a bad turnout considering it's a holiday weekend. 

One of the attendees shared her story of abuse with us.  Her abuse began in childhood and then she married an abuser.  They moved around a lot during their marriage and each Bishop the wife confided in fed her the same church-manual bullshit:  she's not doing something right, she's causing the abuse, divorce is unfavorable, support the husband and he'll be happier, blah blah.  Cripes, that really gets my goat!

I shudder to think of the number of abused women (and children!) in the LDS church who keep quiet because they've either been told to keep quiet (we don't want anyone in the real world to know these things happen among our perfect members!) or been blamed for the fact that it's happening to them.  I would like to see some statistics on that.