I believe that I have made my position clear, in the past. What position you might ask? Ah, that I do not agree with protesters or “Street Preachers” standing outside Mormon places of worship and screaming at the faithful.
In my opinion, this is nothing more than bullying, such as in the case of the Street Preacher waving a pair of garments, Mormon sacred underwear, aka Jesus Jammies at an LDS General Conference. I understand why the faithful take issue with this. Hell, I take issue with this, and I do NOT agree with Mormon theology.
While I personally find the idea of sacred underwear pretty darn silly, I’m not going to start waving it around, either. Especially in front of a Mormon building. If you want to come to my little spot on the web, and talk about it, we can, but you are GOING TO HAVE to search me out. I refuse to go to someone else’s place of worship and taunt them with their underwear. That’s so junior high.
The newest case of evangelistic Street Preachers came to a head in Arizona, when a preacher and a faithful Mormon woman, in a wheelchair no less, had a confrontation.
From the Arizona Republic:
Anne Carlisle just wanted to get to the Easter pageant at the Mormon temple Tuesday night in Mesa.
Lonnie Pursifull just wanted to save Mormons from what he believes is eternal damnation.
But when their paths crossed, neither backed down, and Carlisle won.
Pursifull ended up with a bruised shin, courtesy of Carlisle’s electric wheelchair. But she didn’t get out of it unscathed: The 64-year-old Carlisle was cited for disorderly conduct for fighting.
Evangelical STREET PREACHERS, how in the hell can you think SCREAMING at someone and telling them they are going to HELL is going to “SAVE” them? Jesus NEVER resorted to these tactics. NEVER. Even more, he sure as hell never went to THEIR place of worship and heckled the faithful. How did some (and I emphasize some) evangelical Christianity get so far off base?
I realize that Mormons send out missionaries in droves, and they show up at houses and even wait in shopping mall parking lots to pounce on unsuspecting “prospects.”
For the most part, however, these missionaries are nice and polite, and really all they want to do is baptize you before you can realize you’ve been snookered.
Hmmm. That doesn’t make them sound so nice. But remember, they are POLITE and they are not yelling, and for the most part, if you ask nicely, they will go away. They don’t carry signs telling you that you are going to hell. And they wouldn’t dream of waving your underwear for the world to see.
Even though THEY want to save YOU, too.