LDS apostle Dallin H. Oaks on Tuesday likened the post-Proposition 8 backlash against Mormons to the persecution blacks endured during the civil-rights struggle.
Wow, Dallin. All I have to say is did you wash that foot before you stuck it in your mouth, or did you get an old stinky, sweaty, old guy foot-in-mouth taste that is REALLY hard to wash away.
Little children, please go away. What I have to say next is NOT for your ears.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?????
Sorry, but that was the word that really did justice to what I am thinking.
First of all, backlash and discrimination are NOT the same thing.
When people get angry because you are DISCRIMINATING against them, that is NOT reverse discrimination.
As the article says:
“Were four little Mormon girls blown up in the church at Sunday school? Were there burning crosses planted on local bishops’ lawns? Were people lynched and their genitals stuffed in their mouths?” asked University of Utah historian Colleen McDannell. “By comparing these two things, it diminishes the real violence that African-Americans experienced in the ’60s, when they were struggling for equal rights. There is no equivalence between the two.”
When is the last time someone looked at a MORMON and asked them to go to the back of the bus BECAUSE they were Mormon?
I don’t see two drinking fountains that are labeled Mormon and Others everywhere I go.
This, folks, is not comparable. It is deserved.
In 20 years or less, mark my words, the Mormon Church will REVERSE their stance on homosexuality, through “prophecy,” and then for the next few hundreds of years they will be left trying to spin away the REASONS they discriminated FIRST against black people, and then against homosexuals, AGAIN.
I guess they are not so worried about it because they think the END IS COMING. Well, I’ve been waiting for Jesus to come since I was a little girl, and he hasn’t even so much as peeked his head around the corner, folks.
THESE ARE THINGS you are going to have to DEFEND in 20 years. Why say them now? Why is that so hard to understand?
Ugh. I leave you with Pat Bagley’s opinion on this whole mess.