Friday, August 05, 2005

Disturbing Letters

Here's a frightening thought. These people live among us. And they write letters to the editors. "Some of us have been fasting and praying for good neighbors for years. Praying that a nice Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, agnostic or atheist would move in next door. The projected demographics are proof that prayers are answered." -Shauna Chambers-Thomas, Salt Lake City It is plain to see that Mormon folks in Utah will forever be hopelessly out of touch with overall diversity, religious diversity and, of course, reality. Oscar Olson, Salt Lake City Shauna, Oscar, we don't need that.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clearly Oscar didn't move next door to Shauna...

8/05/2005 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Andrew said...

What I find disturbing is that your post implies that you are against non-mormons living in Utah. It's this kind of mentatlity that early Mormons were faced with, and to turn around and espouse it now is kind of hypocritical.

Remember, you can't expect people to respect your beliefs, unless you are willing to respect theirs.

8/08/2005 02:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, I think that's how you TOOK IT. I personally found both letters to be utterly ridiculous and in poor taste.

How is Ethan's post implying ANYTHING against non-mormons? He lumped both letters in the same category! And I quote:

"THESE people live among us. And THEY write letters to the editors."

"Shauna, Oscar, we don't need that."

How is this slamming non-mormons?!

-Justin

8/08/2005 04:48:00 PM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

As a non-Mo I took Ethan's meaning to be that what is frightening is that these sorts of ignorant religious bigots are among us in Utah and that they are so ignorant and so bigoted that it does not occur to them to be embarrassed to have their views published in the newspaper.

8/14/2005 10:20:00 AM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

And it wouldn't surprise me in the least if Oscar and Shauna view themselves as quite liberal and open minded.

8/14/2005 10:27:00 AM  

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