Midweek Mormon Reddit Gazette 2010-W16
LGBT POV: Mormons to Honor National Organization for Marriages Orson Scott Card in DC Saturday (r/lgbt)
Good As You: When you care enough to overthrow the very best: BYU group picks staggeringly anti-equality Card (r/religion)
r/ReligionInAmerica: Mormonism, a movement that began with an outdoorsy prophet who led the Latter-day Saints to a unique Center Place in North America is now managed by a global corporation that manufactures generic, fungible, sacred space with plush carpeting and upholstery. That seems about as American as it gets.
For anyone in the DC area: There’s the possibility emerging of a direct action in response to this event. If picketing is your thing, pls drop me a note in comments. No protest, but incredibly enough, Bill Marriott himself showed up to hear Orson Scott Card speak and apparently gave the evening a thumbs up.
r/exmormon: LDS church has called 2,500 missionaries to fight porn and sex addiction
As designed by church architects, the mini-temples accord to standard floor plans and contain standard furnishings. From a certain angle, they are not so different from hotel conference centers. The sacred temples are sealed off from natureno sunlit windows or fresh-air conduits.
r/exmormon: US Boys Scouts and the LDS Church conspired to cover up child abuse
One man confessed that he knew he had a lifelong fight ahead of him because the devil would sometimes get the best of him and force him to watch porn and masturbate.
r/atheism: The Book of Mormon/YouTube Challenge
Timur Dykes, acknowledged in early 1983 that he had abused 17 Boy Scouts. But despite the admission to a bishop for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which sponsored the Scout troop, Dykes continued to associate with [Kerry Lewis] and other Scouts. Lewis parents did not learn the truth about Dykes until a police officer made a routine traffic stop during a camping trip and discovered that Dykes had a record, and arrested him in front of Lewis and other boys.
r/atheism: Take the Pharyngula/YouTube challenge: Suggest your fave atheist/science video
Please keep in mind though, while it is ideal that this video be promoted to the [YouTube] homepage, it is the spirit felt from the message wherein the success lies.
r/religion: Do Mormons understand that stunts like this make them look like the world’s preeminent astroturfing cult?
Leave some suggestions in the comments here for a great godless pro-science video that we can promote. I’ll pick one and announce it on the evening of 2 May, and we’ll send the horde there to uprate and promote it …
r/lgbt: This Saturday is Youth Pride Day in DC. The Mormons arrive that evening to honor Orson Scott Card with their homophobe-of-the-year award.
“What’s YouTube?” “Where do I go to watch?” “Please don’t send me any more Mormon spam.” That’s what happens when a fairly small group of people sends [Facebook] invitations to 250,000 of their closest friends and family.
The BYU Management Society DC Chapter is proud to announce the Annual Gala Dinner honoring Orson Scott Card … Mr. Card will receive the chapter’s distinguished public service award and will deliver keynote remarks about his views on ethical leadership today and his experiences as a prominent member of the literary and academic communities.
Coming up next week … Bill Marriott puts in a personal appearance at BYUMS-DC award night for raging homophobe Orson Scott Card? From a live tweet from the BYUMS-DC dinner: The organizer’s wife just got a thumbs up from Bill Marriott at the BYU management society dinner.
This same Bill Marriott: “Neither I, nor the company, contributed to the campaign to pass Prop 8.”
As far as I know, the Marriott hotel business enjoys a perfect HRC rating. And Bill certainly made an effort to distance himself and his company from the Prop 8 campaign (after polls had closed).
What did you think of Orson Scott Card’s speech, Bill? Two thumbs up?