Monday, November 17, 2008

Jesus's General Leaves The Church

I taught in Idaho for three years, and the LDS students there, my students, I liked them a lot, even if some of the men did rat me to the dean every time I said fuck in class. And even if some of them did have this...attitude toward the Native Americans that I found difficult to get past. (Others came to me in my office after the class would go off on how lazy and entitled Indians were to tell me not every LDS felt that way, and how it used to be worse, how their parents had taught them when they were little that God hated dark people, so I should know things were changing...)

But they did their work, and they had immensely complex lives, due to the pressures their religion was putting on them, and when I was pregnant and in danger of miscarrying, and we had to move at short notice, one of my LDS students conscripted her husband and sons into moving my entire house for me -- I didn't ask her for this, she just did it -- and they would do things like that.

On the other hand: Proposition Eight. WTF?

Jesus' General speaks. And acts.

4 comments:

intothethickofit said...

It's just like any other organization. You might have some real assholes running the ship but that doesn't mean that everyone involved is a jerk. Kind of like the Catholic church. The most senior church officials covered up and lied for priests that molested little boys- not the parishioners.

And, let's face it, the LDS lobbied hard but they weren't alone in spreading the hate. Hell, Newt Gingrich (whose sister is a lesbian) was on Faux News this weekend talking about gay marriage like it was a disease akin to AIDS. You do know that it's the goal of all homosexuals to turn the country into a vast sea of raging perverts, right?

Sarasvati Fautheree said...

raging perverts? where? i want in on this action....

i have to agree with the guy in the link; it's a sad thing when someone doesn't give enough of a fuck to try to protest the extreme causation of pain, sleep deprivation, starvation, etc. of another living creature, but feels that "dem dere gays gettin' murried" is the most dangerous action occurring in our country at present. how deluded does one have to be, that one prioritizes denying others the same rights to openly acknowledged love, family, and marriage rights such as social security benefits, over the cessation of torture?

and people wonder why our country has so many fucked up people.

zelda1 said...

Intothethickofit, we all know how family oriented Newt the hoot is. For instance, he left his first wife, who had cancer, to marry another woman and then he left her to marry yet another younger model and all the while, he was ragging on Bill for the little black dress. Yeah, newt's really for the family. Fucktard.

tonkelu said...

we all know how family oriented Newt the hoot is...
*snort*

I wish Newt, Palin, most of the assholes at Faux News, the Religious Right and those who generally derive glee from spreading hate, would find themselves an island somewhere and quit poisoning the airwaves. Assholes.