Parishoners Excommunicated for not supporting the GOP

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  1. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Link'd

    Please tell me this is a hoax too...

    WTF??? This can't be real can it?
     
  2. iGary Guest

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    Of course it is real. Extremists are extremists.
     
  3. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    Revoke their tax status.

    I'm Catholic, but if the Church starts stumping from the pulpit, I want their tax protection removed too.
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i could see it happening sad to say, i hope its a Hoax though, crazy times we are living in....
     
  5. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I'm sure the Justice Department will jump right on that... :rolleyes:
     
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    dailykos also has a story on it, including links to news videos (where one person claims it's not "politically motivated").
     
  7. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    Wow. That's.... wow. Growing up in the Mormon church I got used to the subtle "recommendations" on how to vote, but never once heard them use a "do or die" proposition. That's horrendous. Would that Madeline Murray O'Hare would run for president. These people would be strung up by their toes and sent somewhere where the blending of church and state is okay. Like Iran.

    On a lighter note, a little Mormon satire website, The Sugar Beet had some great little takes on the topic, like this one...

     
  8. ColoJohnBoy macrumors 65816

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    ...or this one...

     
  9. pseudobrit macrumors 68040

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    I'm speechless.
     
  10. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    Satire after my own heart. Thanks.
     
  11. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    I guess anyone can be a "scholar" nowadays. [​IMG] That is truly sick.

    With regards to the original topic, that so-called minister should just found his own Cult of Bush and leave everyone else alone. Good for the parishioners who were "excommunicated" or left in protest.

    I'm starting to realize there's a very fine line between faith and dementia.
     
  12. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    You guys did catch the "satire" detail didn't you? This story is made up for humorous puposes. That being said, I'm sure there are a lot of non-scholars in Utah who are thinking along these lines. That's one of the reasons why it's funny.
     
  13. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

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    On the second story, I guess not. :eek: Such is the resemblence between the Religious Right and political farce, that it's hard to tell the difference these days.
     
  14. mactastic thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Last time I checked, Christianity was open to people of all ages, tongues, and races. This is ridiculous - serving Christ's ministry my ***....
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    Holy smokes, this article is for real.
    NPR here in North Carolina (Based at UNC) reported this morning that the embattled Rev. gave his resignation.. He really did drive away parishoners for not supporting GWB.
     

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