I happen to be a member of the only religious group in the history of the United States to have been “blessed” with an official government extermination order expressly encouraging citizens to kill and drive out members of my faith. Yup, I’m a Mormon. My ancestors were actually forced to leave the United States, moving to the Utah territory to escape religious persecution. So if you want to blather on about religious intolerance in America, you’d better come up with something real.
One of the hallmarks of dhimmitude is that moral cowards (almost always idiot leftists) make excuses for Islamic violence while at the same time attacking groups simply because they’re easy targets. Recently a leftist idiot criticized me online about my Mormon faith and for my truthful statements about radical Islam. Mormons, he said, are just as intolerant as Muslims. In addition, the idiot claimed, “Mormons are no more liked in America than Muslims are.” Here’s the leftist idiot’s actual comment:
The idiot’s claim, of course, is provably false. According to a recent poll by the Pew Research Center, Mormons enjoy a favorability rating in the US of 48 percent. Muslims’ favorability is at 40 percent. That means that Mormons are 20 percent more liked than Muslims. It’s worth pointing out that atheists are viewed favorably by 41 percent or Americans, so according to opinion polls, people who worship no god at all are better liked than people who worship Allah.
Suck on that, leftist idiot.
It’s easy to explain why only 48% of Americans have a positive perception of Mormons. Another poll conducted by Pew showed that 51 percent of Americans said they knew “not very much/nothing” about what Mormons believe. I submit that, if these people knew more about our Christian faith, they would probably hold more favorable opinions of us.
If you want to find out specifics, you can. Here’s a good place to start. If you want, we’ll even send two very nice young men to your door to educate you in person.
Considering most Americans’ profound ignorance regarding the LDS faith, it’s interesting to call attention to the questions Pew didn’t bother to ask. For example, they didn’t ask how many Mormons believe in “honor killings”—in murdering family members who have misbehaved or strayed from the faith. They didn’t ask how many Mormons believe it’s okay to kill people who don’t believe the same things they believe. Also conspicuously absent was the questions of whether Mormons support killing people who leave the Mormon faith, whether Mormons think stoning gays is acceptable, and whether Mormons believe in killing people who make fun of the prophet who founded the religion.
Of course, that’s because exactly ZERO Mormons believe any of those things.
And yet … a sizable percentage of Muslims worldwide believe many or all of those things are acceptable. And I’m not talking about my perceptions of what Muslims believe. I’m talking about actual Muslims telling pollsters what they actually believe.
But don’t just take my word for it. You can read all about it here. A few key takeaways:
39% of Muslims worldwide believe 9/11 attacks were justified.
78% of British Muslims support punishing the publishers of Muhammad cartoons.
27% of British Muslims openly support violence against cartoonists.
84% of Egyptian Muslims support the death penalty for leaving Islam.
80% of young Dutch Muslims see nothing wrong with Holy War against non-believers.
83% of Pakistanis support stoning adulterers.
40% of British Muslims want Sharia in the United Kingdom.
68% of British Muslims support the arrest and prosecution of anyone who insults Islam.
31% of Turks support suicide attacks against Westerners in Iraq.
61% of Egyptians approve of attacks on Americans.
83% of Palestinians approve of some or most groups that attack Americans.
45% of British Muslims agree that clerics preaching violence against the West represent “mainstream Islam.”
But that’s just Muslims outside the United States, right? The ones here are all peaceful and tolerant, right?
38% of Muslim-Americans say the beliefs of the Islamic State (ISIS) are Islamic or correct.
33% of Muslim-Americans say al-Qaeda beliefs are Islamic or correct.
25% of Muslim-Americans say that violence against Americans in the United States is justified as part of the global jihad.
29% of Muslim-Americans agree that violence against those who insult Muhammad or the Quran is acceptable.
24% of Muslim-Americans say that violence is justified against those who “offend Islam”.
Ask yourself for just a moment the following questions:
- What would the mainstream media be saying about Mormons if one in four actually believed it was okay to kill other Americans in the name of religion?
- How different would public perceptions of Mormons be if members of the LDS church believe it was okay to use violence against people who made fun of Mormons?
Yes, we have some beliefs that others find odd. We’ve been saying for about 180 years that smoking and drinking are not super healthy behaviors. We believe, like most other traditional Christian creeds, that adultery is bad and same-sex marriage is sinful and people should live a Christ-centered life.
Basically, when Mormons follow their religion to a letter, leftists get their panties in a twist. But when Muslims follow their religion to the letter, people die.
Thought Experiment on Tolerance
I’d like to suggest an experiment anyone can conduct to conclusively prove the relative differences in toleration between Mormons and Muslims. Here’s what you need to do:
- Write and a stage musical making fun of Islam, of Muhammad, and of Muslims in general.
- Call this musical “The Holy Qur’an.”
- Fill if full of snarky innuendo and outright falsehoods about Islam. (For example, you might refer to Islam as “the Religion of Peace.”)
- Make sure you put in big musical numbers that include lyrics like, “Fuck you Allah in the ass, mouth, and cunt” and “Muhammad, don’t fuck the baby.” (These are actual lyrics from “The Book of Mormon” musical, except Parker and Stone wrote “God” instead of “Allah” and “Joseph Smith” instead of “Muhammad.”)
- Produce your musical in a large theater on Broadway, right in downtown Manhattan.
When “The Book of Mormon” musical opened on Broadway, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a fiery statement full of anger and outrage. Here is is, word for word:
The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people’s lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ.
The church even famously took out ads in the playbill for “The Book of Mormon” musical when the touring company went to Los Angeles. The advertisements featured happy-looking people and the words, “I’ve read the book” and “The book is always better.”
Okay, so we have a baseline of intolerance with which to compare.
Once you get your production of “The Holy Qur’an” musical on the boards, we can make a true apples-to-apples comparison of how tolerant people from the two faiths can be in the face of criticism and attacks. It will be interesting to see…
- How long it takes for Muslims to blow up the theater and murder the entire cast.
- How long it takes until CAIR condemns the anti-Islam rhetoric while ignoring the murders and destruction.
- How long it takes for Muslims in other countries to, inexplicably, kill other Muslims in protest.
- How long it takes for Barack Obama to embark on an apology tour telling Muslims how sorry we are for “slandering the prophet of Islam.”
Let us know when you’re ready so we can examine your findings.