Thursday, October 06, 2005

Discrimination

I'm getting the impression that some people in this state have never really been truly discriminated against. Hell, in some cases, I don't even think they've had their views challenged before the Mayor was elected. As a center-left, secular humanist living in Utah - who is routinely blamed for everything wrong with society by morally "upstanding" politicians, I'm starting to wish for their form of discrimination instead of the one I usually get. Light-hearted analogies from a single politican published in a foreign newspaper? Bring it on. Sounds like a day at the beach.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shawn, I'm guessing that you don't like living in Utah.

As far as the discrimination issues, you need a bit of a history lesson. Mormons have been discriminated against since the religion's inception. I think you are forgetting that Mormons are actually a minority in your fair city. I think most Mormons are used to bigotry, but it doesn't mean that it isn't irritating.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Bob said...

Anon-

It'd be nice if some of the Mormons would remember two things: 1) The persecution is the reason we're here, and that eye-for-an-eye was discontinued by the Savior 2000 years ago. 2) That The Church is a minority in SLC.

-Bob

7:58 AM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

So Bob I hear your LDS. I think that it speaks really highly of you that discrimination doesn't bother you.

But, here on earth we live in a society that is "supposedly" enlightened state of mind where we can be accepting of each others views. I can accept just fine that shawn and Rocky Anderson are bigots that doesn't bother me at all. I can accept that you as a Mormon are enlightened enough to agree with the bigots, but there shouldn't be a double standard.

I know shawn is staunchly in favor of "liberal" values and the Democratic party's fight to protect civil rights. So my question is why is bigotry okay when it comes to Mormons. (Don't give me shawn's B.S. about non-Mormons being a oppressed minority. The only thing I will grant you is the liquor laws I'm sure are pain for those who drink, wah freakin wah. If Utah was such a Taliban-like government wouldn't we have prohibition on the books.)

I didn't realize I left the last comment as "anon".

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