Mormon pollster Gary Lawrence: I’m the idiot who wrote “Six Consequences”
Joanna Brooks has a worthy piece on Mormon Prop 8 involvement currently up on the front page of Religion Dispatches.
This next bit is just me filling in a (minor) gap in the reporting:
“A primary source of Mormon messaging during the Proposition 8 campaign was the anonymously-authored‘Six Consequences if Prop 8 Fails’ document, which went viral across Mormon social networks after its introduction by email in mid-August and was utilized as a training document and handout in the Mormon-coordinated ground campaign”.
Anonymous? Ahem. Here’s an 8-second clip of LDS/GOP pollster Gary Lawrence claiming authorship of the infamous half-baked half-dozen:
“In fact, the idiot who wrote the Meridian magazine article is me.
And the idiot who wrote the ‘Six Consequences’ is me.”
Of course, this gem remains my all-time favorite Gary Lawrence clip: We Want Negative Buzz!
You want it, you got it, Gary. Mission accomplished.
Jake leads a discussion with Glenn, Tom, and Zack (aka “Cagelessbird” from reddit) about Zack’s interaction with several top Mesoamerican and Egyptian scholars, and their responses to his question about Book of Mormon and Book of Abraham historicity.