Congrats are in order!
According to The HuffPo, Mormonism has made the big time as a target of organized atheism:
Mormon underwear has plans to attend the Democratic National Convention, and it won't be on a person.
The American Atheists' Center recently unveiled a planned billboard campaign "which exposes the foolishness of religion in the political landscape," according to a press release.
The billboards offer up exaggerated beliefs of targeted religions, including Mormonism, in order to make the case that atheism is "simply reasonable."
...The billboards serve to not just draw attention to atheism, but to the close ties religion has with the election this year.
"The election of our leaders in the United States is one of the most important decisions that we as citizens make. Allowing our judgment to be clouded by sheer silliness is unacceptable. We want to show the people of our country the foolishness of mixing religion with politics," the president of the organization says.Well alright! ("Looks like we made it,...") Considering the histories of the two persecuted groups, I almost don't know who to salute first!
I'm glad to see the "God is a space alien" line, just so we can kill any suggestion that Mormons are Christian in the manner most understand. Joseph Smith was an illiterate wing-nut, grabbing a bit from this religion, a bit from that belief, and mixing it all up as his 19th century occult-infested mind saw fit, so - in an effort to appear more normal - a lot of the woo is rarely mentioned by the "church" or it's followers, which is too bad because it can be some of the most fascinating parts. It won't get them elected president, the liars, but it beats the "golly-gosh" routine for imagery.
Anyway, now the effort to hide what they didn't want known is the most fascinating thing about it - good job, assholes.
BTW, remember that weak-assed ABC News special I told you about? Well, they had a segment on Mormon secrecy that basically attempted to say it was everyone else's fault, which is bullshit, but not what I want to talk about - here's what I want to talk about:
How is it an organization with so much secrecy is being allowed to maintain it?
I'm talking about - from above Mitt Romney on down - the LDS "church" is taking a we-don't-have-to-show-you-shit approach, and the media's response is simply "O-kay," like it's normal in a presidential race for the candidate and those behind his belief system to dictate the rules. To potentially have a president in a power-hungry cult (No, no - those "imposing" temples are to symbolize glory!) which is openly telling us they'll be maintaining secret communications - when we know they're politically active - is simply beyond the pale.
It also points to how - whether it's Obama in the last election or Romney in this one, or the mainstream press or the conservative blogosphere - based on political momentum, various people and groups weirdly get a pass from any reality check in a campaign year.
Mind you - it's not as weird as believing "God is a space alien" and wearing Mormon underwear - but as these things go, it's pretty-fucking-weird,…