I grew up in Mormon Country, north-eastern Utah, Vernal, and Mormonism was all i knew for 16 years, from 1933 to 1949. I believed it totally for 16 years. Then i spent a summer at a Denver University Theatre Workshop in Denver and met several homosexual students who seemed like nicer people than the religious folks back home. But when i asked a Mormon Bishop about “Men who like other men,” he said “Run from those men as you would run from a snake. They are abominations in the sight of God.”
Then during my senior year of high school, we went on a Field Trip to the Dinosaur National Monument, in Craig, Colorado, 18 miles east of Vernal. The signs in the museum said that the exibited bones dug from the surrounding sandstone hills were from dinosaurs millions of years old. Mormons believed that the earth was between 6000-8000 years old. When i asked my teacher to explain it, she said, and I quote “God made those bones and put them there to test our faith.” That, as it turned out, was the last straw for me. God tested my faith all right, and turned me into an agnostic, then an athiest. I’m now a famous & prize-winning Gay Author who have written 7 anti-Mormon novels plus my autobiography IT WAS TOO SOON BEFORE… which deals in detail with my battles with Moronism–which just last week won a Rainbow Award for Best Biography. The minute i stepped back and started studying Mormonism from the outside, i realized it was simply Christianity with a before & after added by Joe Smith, boy prophet He was a teenager when he invented Mormonism. Joseph invented a pre-existance in which Jesus and Satan were brothers, God’s sons, who had a War In Heaven to see who could bring the most souls to God. Satan lost. Jesus won and got to be The Savior in this life. “Negroes” were believed to be “The Sons of Cain,” the world’s first murderer, and their dark skin was a badge of shame for being fence-sitters in the War in Heaven. Brigham Young taught that they were filthy and lazy and not fit to hold the Mormon Priesthood, or even membership in the church. That, of course had changed. The Mormon Prophet had a chat with God–on a planet named Kolob, in the exact center of the Universe–who said that Black People could now be Morons and pay their 10% tithing. In Joseph’s Afterlife, if you are a Good MOrmon and have raised lots and lots of Good Mormon children, then God will give you a planet of your own to play God on,you & the missus, of course; you are joined together for Time and All Eternity (how much like Hell would that be?) and see if you can do better than Jehovah, or whatever the MOrmon God’s name is. I can’t remember if he had a name. I remember he has lots and lots of wives and many many children, on Kolob, but no name.
There have been signs working up to this–they started an outreach program in San Francisco a year ago. I assumed they were doing the same thing in cities with significant Gay populations. I am convinced that they are preparing to do the same thing with Gays, as with Negroes, and that the current Prophet Monson will have a vision that says its all right with God to be Gay if you join the Mormon Church, get married in the Temple, go on missions to save other lost Gays, and to adopt unwanted children and raise them as Mormons–and pay 10% of their tithing. The moving finger has writ “Gay Marriage” in big huge letters on the wall of Life, and Mormon Prophets can read. If it’s inevitable, they will try to incorporate it. Their Article of Faith #9 allows God to change his mind: “We believe all that God has revealed, all that He does now reveal, and we believe that He will yet reveal many great and important things pertaining to the Kingdom of God” That lets Pres Monson have a vision making it Ok to be Gay IF!
I also predict that their outreach will be rejected like Christians rejecting vampires, with crossed fingers. GAYS & OTHER QUEERS: Resist the Morons, they only want your money & your number, to say they are the richest, per capita, and the fastest growing church on earth. If you take one letter from “Mormon,” Joe’s wandering Jew, or “Moroni,” Joe’s revealing Angel, what you have left are Morons. I’ll bet it was Joe’s little joke. Reject Moronism!It is not good for your soul. Any bets on how long it will take for Pres Monson to have that vision and make the announcement????