Category Archive: Mormonism

Mar 08 2014

Holy Underwear vs No Underwear

A preacher in Nairobi, Kenya has ordered the women of his congregation not to wear bras and panties when they come to church so they’ll be more free and open to receiving the spirit of Christ. Kinda brings a whole new meaning to “eat of my body” for communion.

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Jan 27 2014

A Creepy Mormon Video on Masturbation

This is an awkward and creepy video put out by BYU-Idaho encouraging kids to narc on their friends if they know they masturbate, comparing that action to rescuing a wounded man in a time of war. Do they even know how creepy this is? It gives me the creeps. Did I mention it was creepy?

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Nov 08 2013

Shed a Tear for Orson Scott Card

Poor Orson Scott Card. Because evil people like us insist on criticizing him when he says incredibly stupid and bigoted things, he’s facing the greatest injustice in the history of all injustices. Slavery? Pffft. The Holocaust? That was nothing compared to how terribly he’s being treated. Maurine Proctor lays out the case in Meridian, a …

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May 03 2013

Dumbass Quote of the Day

The Mormon Church has apparently given its approval to a proposed change in Boy Scouts rules that would allow gay teens to join and the wingnuts are losing their mind over it. Unsurprisingly, Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality had one of the more amusing responses:

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Apr 05 2013

Salmon Won’t Follow Portman on Marriage Equality

In the wake of Sen. Rob Portman changing his position on same-sex marriage after his son came out as gay, other anti-equality legislators are being asked about their own position in light of their gay children. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) was asked about it by an Arizona TV station:

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Oct 29 2012

Mormonism Erases the Past

Andrew Sullivan offers this quote from Bruce McConkie, one of the members of the Mormon church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles at the time that the church suddenly decided, after a century of teaching white supremacy, that blacks were no longer cursed and could now become priests. He said this shortly after that change of …

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Jul 03 2012

Mormon Group Leaves Church

More than 100 Mormons declared their independence from the church and left their religion behind, largely because of the church’s traditional bigotry toward LGBT people. The Salt Lake Tribune reports:

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May 31 2012

Mormons Believe Constitution Comes From Jesus

Andrew Sullivan points to a very interesting statement from Ezra Taft Benson when he was president of the Mormon church, which makes it official church doctrine. I often joke about the Christian nation crowd believing that the Constitution was delivered to George Washington by Jesus himself while Washington was praying at Mt. Sinai, but it …

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May 15 2012

Romney’s Complete Lack of Irony

At his commencement speech to Liberty University graduates, Mitt Romney received a polite but restrained welcome. But he did deliver one line that he and his advisers undoubtedly knew was guaranteed to the loud applause, especially in light of Obama’s announcement last week:

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Jan 26 2012

Mormons and the Civil Rights Act

The Boston Globe posts an incredible letter from one of the Mormon “prophets” to then-Michigan Gov. George Romney in 1964, taking him to task for his support of the Civil Rights Act. I took the time to convert the PDF to text so I could copy it here because I want to be able to …

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