Daily Archives: October 5, 2010

An amazing photo you have to see. And a Mormon church leader spews bigotry

Sometimes a photo is so perfect, you don’t need to describe it or say anything else about it.
This was taken Sunday at the Ryder Cup golf tournament, right as Tiger Woods was teeing off on his shot.
The photographer, Mark Pain, was from London’s Daily Mail newspaper.
So perfect.

**Can’t say I’m really surprised anymore when religious leaders go out of their way to denounce homosexuality as a sin, and try to make gays and lesbians feel horrible about themselves, and about their lifestyle.

But even still, Boyd K. Packer, a leader of the Mormon LDS Church, went pretty far Sunday in a talk he gave at a conference among church followers.
During his talk, Packer spoke of homosexual tendencies saying, “Some suppose that they were pre- set and cannot overcome what they feel are inborn tendencies toward the impure and unnatural.”

He later added, “There are those today who not only tolerate but advocate voting to change laws that would legalize immorality, as if a vote would somehow alter the designs of God’s laws and nature.”
Very few things get me angrier than pious religious leaders claiming to know “God’s way” and acting like they’ve got it all figured out. Throw in the complete b.s. this guy Packer is spewing, and you’ve got a toxic brew.
Forget for a minute the rash of gay suicides in the news lately; it’s truly offensive that a man like Packer is repeatedly telling young gays and lesbians that all they have to do is want to change, and that they’re not genetically predisposed to be this way.
It’s amazing how unenlightened some people in a position of authority can be.