Seems like the “War on Christmas” starts earlier every year, doesn’t it? Mostly because people (like me!) would rather cover a humorous culture-war non-issue than tackle real politics. Real political news is so depressing these days! Just to give you a taste, have a look at some of the reactions to the latest breaking political news. * shudder *. Anyway, doesn’t that put you in the mood for some fluff, like a Jon Stewart War on Christmas special?
Sure, the “War on Christmas” is imaginary, but that’s part of the magic of Christmas! And Britta got to participate personally in the festivities!! And she’s not the only one enjoying this magical tradition. Not only that, the Post-Mormons got into the act with the following (not-Merry-Christmas!) message:
Encouraging all to set aside differences and embrace family and community.
Of course there are more holiday traditions than that! Like Christmas and Hanukkah songs! shopping! homemade gifts! And — please! — don’t forget charity this season.
In community media, our own Simply Sarah did an “I’m and ExMormon” video (as you can see in our sidebar), and did a fantastic job!! That guy with the hair also made some amusing videos about Mormonism. I also posted a family video featuring Mormons and exmos having fun together. And JulieAnn was interviewed in SL City Weekly!
Now, it’s time to round-up everyone’s tales of how they’ve interacted with Mormons and Mormonism itself this past week! The Internet sure makes it easy for our Mormon friends and family to discover our disaffection. And there are other ways to get outed. At least you can always lie…
We’ve been talking to mom, to brother, wife, son. We have more tales of how it happened. Of wanting to be authentic. Finally facing buried issues. Mountain Dew failed to foil a jerk. And how depression is confused with Satan.
In gay (and don’t forget porn) issues, well, just have a look at this:
I came out to my bishop today. Told him that I have been toying with suicide. After all was said and done he told me its best to follow through the suicide then to give into men.
Wow! Molly follows up by analyzing the question Which is better: Gay or Dead? Kiley discovered that leaving the church clarified other points as well:
It has amazed me how my feelings towards myself have automatically changed as I have worked through my disaffection. I have not had to deal with being gay. I have not had to get used to being gay. As I have worked through church issues I have simply joyed in being myself.
The faithful blogs also have interesting thoughts on civil liberties, but the week’s topic trend on that side of the fence was LDS church publications.
And if I dare close with a controversial statement — Happy Holidays!!!