So, I signed up for the mailing list of this club set up by a Mormon kid in Cali, McKay Hatch, his club being called the "No Cussing Club".
Hehe, I always thought that was an interesting idea, a club dedicated to the idea of not doing something, and I was mildly curious to see what they sent out.
Well, heh, the first thing I got had this title: please keep sexual predators out of the bathrooms and locker rooms please help sign my sisters petition.
Interesting, thought I. It wasn't what I expected, here was the short letter in the email:
My sister Saige Hatch is trying to get 10,000 signatures
to overturn bill AB-1266. which is allowing boys into the
girls locker and bathrooms. Can you please sign this
petition. Please click on the link below, it will take 30
seconds. If this passes in California then your states
will be next. Please email all of your friends and let them
Here's the petition he linked:
And he was relatively more even with his criticism than some of the others who left a comment.
I don't tend to keep up with transgender affairs that much, but I'll admit, I thought, though the times they be a'changin, transgender rights were a long way off. That's why I was honestly pleasantly surprised that California was considering such an enlightened law.
You know, I tend to love Mormons. Not just because they're cute (though they are very cute) but honestly because of some of the things they believe.
I've read a lot of the Mormon sites for teens, and while the no drinking, no drugs, no sex thing might not be something I think is necessarily for me, 100%, I think there's at least something to it and it's a line that hardly ever gets played by anyone else these days.
I appreciate their more community-focused view and their less material-focused view, and all that (Though it's always like why the fuck do I even bother. Many Mormons are rich and live in houses with white picket fences (like McKay himself). Okay, I appreciate that you're not the soulless materialists so many people my age are, but give the people my age their due, at least they're kind of exciting. At least drinking and bitches are fun, even if they're dumb to make the focus of your life.
But instead Mormons use all this great will power and cleanliness they build up through great effort to just buy themselves a huge house with a white picket fence, and it's like instead of just going with the youthful soulless materialism, they just go with old-person, boring soulless materialism. You win some you lose some, I guess.)
But at the same time, when I see stuff like this, I'm confused and it kinda pisses me off. There's a lot of things I like about Mormons, as I said, but then they do the shit like this, where they put a lot of their Mormon industriousness into hating other people.
I don't think I even need to argue, on this site, why they're being dumb in this case, but I don't know, I consider it even more of a disappointment when a religion I generally like, one that focuses heavily on goodness and not on stupid hedonism, uses such fucking disgusting language to describe other human beings for irrational reasons.