Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mormonism Is A Religion of Peace

Wingnuts in a Virginia school district are banning "A Study in Scarlet" from a sixth grade reading list for its anti-Mormon heresies. A Los Angeles Times article on the ban states:

You don't have to be a world-class detective to see that the book casts Mormons in a bad light, suggesting it's a religion whose adherents are willing to commit murder to protect their ideals.

Which makes it exactly like almost every other religion.

It would have been nice for the Times to point out that Doyle's depiction of Mormons was based on an historical event which involved Mormons murdering people. This is like banning a book for saying the Mormons were polygamists.

Meanwhile, the Ablemarle County School District replaced "A Study in Scarlet" with "The Adventure of the Three Gables" on the approved reading list. The District also banned "No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness" from its reading lists for casting Mormons as pathological liars who are willing to say anything to become President.

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