Washington Monthly: “Steve Bannon Disparages Mormon Missionary Work”
If I were Orrin Hatch, I would be running for the hills at the very thought of an endorsement from the repulsive Steve Bannon.
Personally, I hope that Mr. Bannon never desecrates the soil of Utah.
And I suspect that Senator Hatch agrees:
“Graham: Bannon’s ‘genius’ spells doom for GOP: Defense of Moore, attack on Romney sheer lunacy” (“I have seen the future of American populism, and it’s an angry lunatic with bad hair ranting about Mormons.”)
There are many great things about the internet. But the ability to post absolutely anything, unfiltered by an editor and with no quality control, is a very mixed blessing. Here’s a neat example of that:
Apparently, Mr. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, came to Utah with no particular plans regarding Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. If anything, perhaps, he wanted to expand them, as everybody else has always wanted — there being no secular arguments against them and no opposition to them.
But then Mr. Donald J. Trump, deeply spiritual religious seeker, came under the spell of the wicked leaders of the evil Mormon Church, who converted him (at least partially) to their foul “religion” — leading him suddenly to cut Bears Ears National Monument by more than 1.1 million acres and to trim the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by more than 800,000 acres.
Or something of that sort.
On a very distinct subject, an interesting perspective from Stephen Smoot, who was last seen heading over the border into the frozen wastes of Canada:
And a worthwhile piece from Neal Rappleye, who has remained in the United States:
It may seem redundant to many by this point, but here’s yet another wearisome illustration of the harm that religious organizations and religious faith do to the world:
And, if you wish to join in doing such harm, you can!