A point against and a point for humanity and Salt Lake City this week

The Mormon church recently formalized their homophobic hate by making gay hate a part of their policy. Children of gay parents (which the church hates) cannot be Mormons unless they also hate their parents and renounce them. If this isn't a case of inciting hatred...I don't know what is. Fortunately...some Mormons with a sense of humanity left the church in a modest yet notable exodus.

Adding to the good news was the election of Salt Lake City's first openly gay mayor. Really...Salt Lake City in all places! While the church was busy institutionalizing their backwardness...citizens marched forward.  People underestimate Americans and they underestimate the ability of hateful conservative religious people to change and gain a newer sense of humanism. I'm never more surprised and gratified than when two polar opposite events happen in the same American city or state.

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Comment by TJ on November 25, 2015 at 10:35pm

Very interesting.

I think the far right has just gone so far over that they are starting to topple.

Things an ignorant populace could have been fooled about in the old days, are gradually eroding.

People, eventually, get tired of pretending there's a Santa Claus, god hates fags, and that's trump's real hair.

Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on November 26, 2015 at 12:19pm

I was speaking with an ex-Mormon from Utah recently. He was setting up an Atheist society in his college (in Ireland). I asked him how his parents reacted when he told them he was an atheist. His answer was to say “Most Mormon parents will still love you to death no matter what you do. They don’t judge people too harshly”. I had not expected that. I have always found Mormons to be less abrasive than any other cult when engaging in debates with them. They are the toughest nuts to de-convert though!

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