Monday, December 10, 2012


In case you were wondering, prophecy
smells like pomade and homophobia.
Hey, the Mormon Church has put up a whole website addressing how Mormons should stop being dicks to gays and lesbians! Wow, it seems like only yesterday they were sticking their face up in California's Prop 8 bullshit like it was Joseph Smith's hat and here they are magnanimously reaching out to gay people with compassion and understanding. Thus dawns a new day for LGBT Mormons and...

...uh, wait, no, gayness is still a sin and Mormon God makes gay people just so he can mess with them. I suppose it's a step up from 'get out of our giant Mormon Castle you godless sodomite,' but still...
Meanwhile, at the hall of Justice...
"Hear that Nicole? I'm freeeee!"
Yeah, the website is probably a well-intentioned attempt to reach out to gay people and that's cool I guess, but I still think they're kind of missing the point. Check out this quote:

"Members of the Church who have same-sex attractions, but don't act on them, can continue to enjoy full fellowship in the Church...Unlike in times past, the Church does not necessarily advise those with same-sex attraction to marry those of the opposite sex. Same-sex attraction itself is not a sin, but yielding to it is."

-Statement from The Church of Latter Day Saints, 
relaxing its previous pro-sham marriage position

Ok, so what they're saying is that being gay and a Mormon is fine as long as you don't do any of the icky gay stuff like finding companionship and living a healthy and full life. Look, I don't want to tell people how to run their crazy space church,* but that's not really outreach so much as it is grudging acquiescence.
"Hey have you heard? We're no longer anti-gay!
We just think gays should lead lonely, sexless lives."
*in fairness I believe all religions, my own included, are just a little crazy and probably from space. I didn't want you to think I was singling anyone out.

1 comment:

  1. "Mormanism, now as accepting of homosexuality as the Catholic Church!" I think that says it all.