Sunday, September 14, 2008

Why Do I Do It?

Why do I read Mormon blog posts, letters to editors, articles, etc. about homosexuality, that is.

They just make me feel... I don't know, anxious? Frustrated? Sad? Angry? Scared? I don't know.

... I do know I have something in my eye right now... ouch...

What I find most troubling are attitudes like this. The attitude, itself, isn't what grabs at me -- I mean, if someone truly believes that homosexuals parallel Satan, fine. To be frank, I think the words of this article parallel the LDS belief of Satan's efforts in the pre-existence (my next post's topic).

But what is... irksome, maybe... to me can be found in the "About the Author" section:
Gary Lawrence is a California pollster and the author of a forthcoming book How Americans View Mormonism; Seven Steps to Improve Our Image.
I am specifically referring to the title of Gary's book. Here we have a fellow who has written a book about, I'm assuming, the misrepresentation of Mormonism in America ... and what is he doing but misrepresenting the beliefs of homosexuals in America.

... and he expects to help improve the American image of the LDS faith? Really?

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