A couple blogs ago, I asked Christians if they believed that their faith was "under attack". I was really pleased with the conversations that were created. Sometimes I need a wake up call that most Christians are pretty reasonable people, and the loudmouth fundamentalists make up a minority - it's just that they're the only ones you hear sometimes.
Speaking of THAT type of religious person, you've got Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Mormon Church whining that the anti-Mormon backlash that came about after Prop 8 passed is akin to how blacks were treated before the Civil Rights movement.
I will pause here to allow you to pick your jaw up from off the floor.
Yeah, it is just like that. After all, the reason why people were discriminating against blacks was because black people were actively engaged in preventing another group from having equal rights (let's say it was the Gypsies). Also, a Mormon can be lynched nowadays for offenses as minor as whistling at a non-Mormon, and the authorities won't do anything about it. If a Mormon applies for a job, the employer can refuse to hire him based solely on the fact that the guy is a Mormon. Let's not forget the separate drinking fountains for Mormons.
Let's stop the nominating procedures and just award this Oaks guy the "Biggest Douchebag of the Universe" Award for 2009. Is he out of his mind? How are Mormons losing their religious freedoms, exactly? They're not able to do and say what they want without other people expressing the fact that they disapprove? Yeah, they should be able to do whatever they want in the public square without any consequences.
As I mentioned in the aforementioned post, much of this "we're under attack" nonsense comes solely from people like this who can clearly dish it out but can't take it. The guy is whining that people are upset that he's working to take away equal rights.
It's so surprising that he's even allowed to say such a thing, considering how his religion is practically outlawed by now, huh?
Oh, and I'd just like to point out that when I attended one of the anti-Prop 8 rallies, I saw a lady with a sign that read "This Mormon voted against Prop 8." That lady rocks, and I have more respect for her conviction than I do for mine - at least she's going against the grain.
This "Stan Lee Challenge" was inspired by The Avengers #15: "Now, By My Hand, Shall Perish a Villain!" Is that frikken' brilliant or what?