One of the biggest problems with any kind of fundamentalism (and truly, most “isms”) is there are those who take controversial beliefs and nudge them just an nth further. Often, to the very edge of common sense and reason, and sometimes over that.
For example, we have Francisco Nava.
Princeton student Nava, who is a former Roman-Catholic-turned-ardent-Mormon-returned-missionary, claimed to have been attacked by two mask-wearing men who were pissed off because he was a conservative.
An alleged physical attack on a Princeton University student who is leading a movement to instill conservative moral values among undergraduates is rattling the campus here.
A politics major from Texas who is a junior, Francisco Nava, said he was physically attacked Friday, beaten, and rendered unconscious by two black-clad men about two miles from campus, he told the student newspaper, the Daily Princetonian, in an interview.
Now, shortly after his claim, of course, it was revealed that he had made some false allegations, while in high school, about death threats.
But the disclosure today that Mr. Nava fabricated a death threat against himself and his roommate when he was a high school student at the Groton School, has some students questioning his account of the last week’s attack as well as the series of death threats he said he received this semester after airing his morally conservative views.
In high school, Mr. Nava wrote a death threat using an anti-homosexual slur, the Web site Firstthings.com reported this morning. Mr. Nava’s roommate at Groton was a founder of the Gay-Straight Alliance, according to the Web site.
The “attack” has now been proven a lie.
A student at Princeton University who said he was beaten unconscious by two black-clad assailants Friday has said that he fabricated the assault, and that he sent e-mail death threats to himself, three other Princeton students, and a prominent conservative professor at Princeton, Robert George, police said today.
No charges have been filed against the student, Francisco Nava, pending further investigation, a spokesman for the Princeton Township Police said.
In an interview, Mr. George earlier described Mr. Nava’s wounds as “severe,” doubting that they could have been self-inflicted.
Over the weekend, Mr. Nava’s jaw was badly swollen, his face was covered with cuts and abrasions, and the inside of his mouth was bleeding, Mr. George said after visiting Mr. Nava in the emergency room.
Mr. Nava is a returned missionary, and apparently a rather ARDENT defender of morality, truth and the Rightwing Way…. so ardent he would beat himself SENSELESS in order to make liberals look bad.
Of course, he only made HIMSELF, conservatives, and Mormons, look stupid, radical, and desperate.
I suspect Nava has some mental issues (duh!) and before you Mormons get your big girl panties in a wad, I am not saying that ALL Mormons act like this, are told to act like this, or even WANT to act like this.
What this is, rather, is an example of how the rather dangerous, dark, and extreme teachings of Mormonism (blood atonement, conservatism, “ONLY TRUE THINGism,” etc.) can lead to this type of behavior in a mind that is already slightly unhinged.
WE realize, of course, that YOU MORMONS do not want him. Sorry, he is yours. To answer the nasty emails and comments I sense coming, let me just say:
1. I realize there are whacko Catholics and Baptists and Scientologists, as well. THIS BLOG is Trapped by the Mormons. So we won’t talk about them today, okay?
2. I am not saying this is what the Mormon Church teaches. I believe I mentioned MIND and UNHINGED. Okay? Okay.
3. I was born a Mormon, raised a Mormon, live with Mormons, am friends with Mormons…. Did I cover all those? Okay.