Back in October 2008, I posted a public response to an email that a Mormon friend of mine received and then forwarded on to me for comment: Enough with the Emails from Mormon McVeigh Wannabes.
An excerpt from my message to the Mormon author of that email rant:
I’m very concerned, Brian, by the lack of daylight between what you’ve written above and the words Timothy McVeigh used to describe the “why” behind his hatred of our country.
And my plea to the LDS leadership:
Many members have become increasingly disturbed by the tone and rhetoric that’s being adopted in Mormon email forwards like the one above, but so many members feel so browbeaten at this point that few bother to mount a challenge.
I believe it has become your responsibility to address the problem of paranoid and bellicose email forwards like Brian’s that are now in such heavy circulation among your members.
Admittedly, I’m under no illusion that anyone of importance at LDS HQ actually bothered to notice my 2008 request, but here’s a fresh 2011 request that I sincerely hope might have some chance of being taken seriously by the muckety-mucks of both the Mormon and ex-Mormon blogospheres: Please stop providing a platform for this pest.
I suppose the above (redacted) screen grabs speak for themselves, but just in case:
Memo to Mormon Expression: enough with the wink and nod routine, let this guy find his own platform for spreading his poison and be done.
In other news: Giffords’ husband releases first statement since shooting
Acknowledgments (for prompting my choice of title):
Russell Arben Fox, Great Work, You Over-Hyped Violence-Infatuated Morons