September 09, 2010

Burn notice


Twice a year, Evangelicals turn up in Salt Lake City specifically to protest at the semiannual world conference of the LDS Church. Not to protest the church's political views (on that they're pretty much identical), but to protest the utter gall of Mormons proclaiming themselves "Christian."

The horror, the horror.

At worst, there's a little pushing and shoving and shouting. As Evangelicals are openly offended by Mormons 24/7, it's not so much the message that ticks Mormons off as the sheer rudeness. But, hey, it's a free country. If that's how they want to waste their weekends, the more power to them.

Say, why doesn't the Reverend Terry Jones burn a Book of Mormon instead? Mormons would appreciate the publicity and the opportunity to claim the high moral ground while venting clouds of self-righteous indignation. And the intellectual left will finally rush to the church's defense.

Well, I wouldn't count on that last one.

Yes, I know. It's all too soon. The world is still recovering from the international outrage over this incident.

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