Did you miss me? I missed this blog, let me tell you. I could not post for the better part of a week, for reasons my Web guru can only fathom. He finally got me back online, and, well, phew. Take a deep breath. That was a little frightening. And probably a happy day for many.
Sorry to disappoint those of you who were cheering my brief absence.
I really wanted to blog about the FLDS Eldorado raid, but that’s old news by now. Let me just say, TEXAS, you rock! Teenage girls should be giggling about dates with cute boys, not juggling babies given to them by old pervs.
I tried to respond to THIS comment, as well, from our friend Ted:
Here I am over a year later.
I do not understand something about Mormon critics. Why is it such a common practice to label or degrade the entire Church based on something that an LDS member, or a several members did wrong. Your article is full of this.
For example, “Of course, it’s okay if the Church does not leave ME alone. At least in their eyes. They can harass me to high heaven. And they do.”
FACT: The LDS Church does not harass you to ‘high heaven’. There may be some members who wrongfully harass you, but the Church does not. The Church very vocally condemns such action. Refer to any Ensign magazine ever published, or talks from any General Conference ever held for countless examples. Its all available on the Church website at lds.org .
Your article implies that the LDS Church must publish official prophecy condemning polygamy before you will acknowledge that it is a dead practice among the Church. If you demand official declarations from very official sources such as prophecy, then why not stick to official declarations and official sources to attack, instead of obscure actions of people who just happen to be LDS?
I personally attended the LDS General Conference in SLC, October 2007. As I waited to enter the building I was subjected to listen to Mormon critics loudly blaspheming and harassing all who waited to get in. Once I was inside and in my seat, a very calm, clear voice came over the speaker system. I remember word for word what was said.
“We are aware that there are those outside who would try to interrupt this meeting. We ask that you show them respect.”
Which I did.
But now that I can finally post, I find it pretty damn boring. YAWWWWN. Give me a break. Don’t compare me to the street preachers who scream at Mormons, Teddy…. YOU came here. Not the other way around. And it IS Church policy to send people out to round up those strays…. YOU know it is. Sorry, but your argument doesn’t fly. But you have a nice day.
The worst thing now is that the spammers are here in all their glory, and my BIG ASS MOFO SPAM FILTER is not working properly, so until that gets functioning, there might be some, ahem, rather interesting comments. I’ll try to catch them.
Sorry for the inconvenience. It’s good to be back.