8 Outrage Mob Commenters You Should Avoid

** These are comments people left on the article 18 Teachers At BYU You Should Avoid. As with the previous article about BYU teachers, THIS IS NOT A BLACKLIST. This is not commentary on anything people have said. You can make up your own mind about these screenshots. You don’t need commentary from me. I personally think they include some rhetoric that should be avoided. We should foster an environment that values diverse opinion.**

18 Teachers At BYU You Should Avoid

** THIS IS NOT A BLACKLIST. This is not commentary on anything BYU teachers have said. Don’t believe the media’s lies. You can make up your own mind about these screenshots, with no input from me. I personally think they include some rhetoric that should be avoided. That’s it. ABC4 and any BYU employees involved in their attack piece about this article need to give a correction and apology.**

1. Adam Durfee

Communications Adjunct Instructor

2. Jason Kerr

Humanities Assistant Professor

3. Edward L. Carter

Professor and Director of the School of Communications

4. Heather Belnap

Humanities Associate Professor

5. Joel Campbell

Humanities Associate Teaching Professor

6. Matthew Ancell

Humanities Associate Professor

7. Dale Cressman

Communications Associate Professor

8. Teresa Reber Bell

Humanities Associate Professor

9. Lee Essig

Family Life, Adjunct

10. Andre Radke-Moss

BYU-I Associate Dean of Faculty Development

11. Rebecca DeSchweinitz

History Associate Professor

12. Spencer Fluhman

History Associate Professor

13. Valerie Hegstrom

Humanities Coordinator, Global Womens Studies / Professor, Spanish & Portuguese

14. Roni Jo Draper

School of Education Professor

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15-18. Brigham Daniels, Kristin Gerdy Kyle, Matthew Jennejohn, Michalyn Steele

BYU Law Professor of Law, Teaching Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Law, Associate Professor of Law

Did ByCommonConsent Exploit The New Zealand Shooting To Call Latter-Day Saints Dangerous Racists?

With over 100,000 visitors per month and 23,000 followers on Twitter, there is little argument that ByCommonConsent.com is the one of the biggest “Mormon” blogs on the internet. But many church members are finding that it isn’t a very friendly or tolerant place. Many find themselves blocked by BCC or their followers on Twitter. But BCC doesn’t seem to like being blocked. When BCC found that they were blocked by a BYU account they complained. When they were blocked, then it was wrong because “in Zion none are blocked,” but later, BCC proudly boasted that blocking is a good thing to do.

When a fellow liberal complained about being blocked by Elder Holland, BCC suggested writing to Salt Lake about it.

Latter-day Saints Are Dangerous Racists?

But it’s a lot worse than hypocrisy about blocking. A couple days ago, a crazed Anti-Muslim madman in New Zealand stormed a mosque and killed lots of people. It is a horrible act which is widely condemned across the entire Latter-day Saint community. Stories began appearing in the press that the shooter posted a racist manifesto on social media which was “designed to troll” and which “made reference to memes.” “It’s hard to spot the terrorists among the trolls,” warned Wall Street Journal. The shooter “combines white-supremacist and Islamophobic thoughts with several references to memes,” reported The Washington Post. The shooter posted on social media under a meme that was popular among racists, reported Sydney Morning Herald. The shooter also reportedly said “subscribe to PewDiePie,” a line which is frequently repeated on social media by PewDiePie’s subscribers.

Well, a day after the shooting, BCC said Latter-day Saints are likewise guilty of racist trolling and memes. BCC just couldn’t resist attacking members he hates in the church.

What does BBC mean by the “hashtag crowd”? What is that? Is that a reference to #Deznat, a Latter-day Saint hashtag which the Daily Beast smeared as an Alt-Right cult? Well, Deznat often posts memes and there’s plenty of trolling, though the trolling I see is liberals pretending to be conservatives or saying hateful things about conservatives. But Daily Beast set the narrative and then liberals ran with it, so now it’s considered a racist hashtag. It must be a racist hashtag, because they disagree with it.

BCC makes no secret that he is a staunch liberal. He routinely attacks President Trump and Trump supporters. But now BCC has taken it to a new level, where you are racist if you are part of a “hashtag crowd.” And you should not be tolerated. And the scripture you use around your intolerance should not be tolerated. Wait, what? Scripture used for intolerance should not be tolerated? Isn’t that… kinda what BCC is doing here? Well, I guess he isn’t using scripture. He’s just being intolerant on his own.

Of course, it’s easy for liberals to call anything they don’t like “hateful” and use that as an excuse to ban it. Or call it “intolerant” and use that as an excuse to behave intolerantly and spread hatred toward. But what does BCC propose as a solution? Are they going to keep blocking people, or do they want some other method to prevent “racist” and “hateful” speech?

Oh, and then there’s BCC’s own racism:

Conservative members of the church aren’t tolerated to speak, because that’s racist, apparently. But I haven’t seen actual racism from conservative Latter-day Saints on social media. These racist hashtags and memes they are talking about, I haven’t seen any, and I don’t see how BCC could have seen them if they have so many people blocked. BCC says “I see members of my faith doing this,” but how is that possible?

Racism has time and time again been condemned by church leaders and church members. Racial supremacy and threats of violence simply do not happen. The only intolerance and hatred I see is coming from the “woke” liberal side which holds its liberal dogmas above anything else. Let’s be real. It’s sad and disgusting that BCC divides the Latter-day Saint community so deeply. It is sad that they promote intolerance and hatred, sowing discord within the church, and it is time to call it out. It needs to stop.

Finally, isn’t it a bit coincidental that the mosque shooting happened in New Zealand, considering New Zealand’s prime minister is an Ex-Mormon feminist who champions liberal causes, the same causes we see among “woke Mormon” Twitter?

Anti-Mormons Claim To Be Filming Porn In Latter-Day Saint Temple #DezNat

The Anti-Mormon individual responsible for the hidden camera temple videos that are on Youtube has said that he gave phony temple recommends to pornography actresses who have been in the temple and recorded footage. He suggests this was is in retaliation for the church pressing charges on him for trespassing.

The Anti-Mormon published this threat:

“I never said I wouldn’t sell them [temple recommends] to an adult film production company and give a small group of adult film stars a little training on how things operate in the temple so they won’t stand out. I may also have drawn them maps of a few temple interiors. If Mormon Jesus is not only not going to forgive my trespasses but actually aggressive [sic] prosecute me for stepping on his lawn… I’m going to show Mormon jesus how bad things can get for them. I suggest they hire a LOT more security. They’re going to need it.”

He claimed the video would be released November 5th, but in another post added that “filming began on Jan. 15th in the Jordan River Temple.” In other words, filming already began. It is unclear whether the filming that he alleges already occurred involves pornography or is just undercover video of the temple ceremony, considering he said “a porn star made” the recording of his just-released video of the temple ceremony. “Professional porn stars” recorded this new endowment ceremony video, he said. Is that the January 15th filming he is referring to?

Well, another post hints at the worst. In a rant against fellow Anti-Mormons, he said, “I can mock Elohim and record #sacredNOTsecret religious ceremonies and post them online and 99% of the Exmo’s are totally fine with it, but if two women have sex in the same room later that night after a bribed security guard lets them in everyone goes ape***.”

Anti-Mormon Community Applauds

As a top revered leader in the Anti-Mormon community, this stunt was met with mixed reactions. On the Ex-Mormon Reddit, one person simply responded “Nice.” On Twitter, an Anti-Mormon used it to tell disgusting lies about church history: “I’m just going to remind everyone that polygamous marriages were consummated in the temple back in the day. So, I find it difficult to condemn consensual sex inside a temple when child rape was their common religious practice.” Another Anti-Mormon on Twitter defended the stunt by citing Nephi and Laban, “Wow, you’ve never read the Book of Mormon have you? It’s not like @newnamenoah cut off somebody’s head so he could steal their property. But lesbian sex is going too far? What a twisted perspective you have.”

But not all members of the Ex-Mormon community liked it. Some foresaw the backlash that would result and lamented how it would tarnish the image of all of them. These Ex-Mormons were only worried about how it would hurt their image. Others were worried that it would hamper their efforts to sow apostasy in the hearts of others. “I have worked hard to make exMormonism respectable and show that we are heroically tossing open the curtain on an evil secretive cult for the benefit of those who have been harmed by it all.” Another member of the Ex-Mormon Reddit was concerned that this would make his efforts to corrupt his mother and lead her to apostasy difficult, “I have been very carefully loading her shelf with a couple items, this stunt would undo that… use your creativity to damage and destroy their credibility.”

From what I saw, only one lone voice has pointed out that gay sex in the temple may be witnessed by innocent church members, including children:

Well, yeah, in addition to trespassing, bigotry, and the targeting of a religion for hateful purposes. I guess everyone else was too worried about their public image and efforts to destroy their family members’ souls to think about that.

Remember That Poor 12-Year Old Girl Who Came Out As Lesbian In Sacrament Meeting?

Remember her? Savannah. She came out as lesbian to the congregation and the media went nuts over it. She stood up in fast and testimony meeting, read a script about accepting homosexuality, and Anti-Mormons secretly recorded it. Well, the same Anti-Mormon who allegedly gave these phony temple recommends to porn stars and trained them was the same guy who published that video of Savannah. In an interview with Anti-Mormon John Dehlin, he boasted about the hundreds of mainstream media companies that propagated his message and the hundreds of millions of views it acquired:

“There’s children that are convinced death is the only answer because their god doesn’t accept them for how they are and who they are. In June of this year I got a private message from somebody saying, “I have a video of a girl bearing her testimony in church coming out as gay and they shut her mic off…” Savannah: that is the bravest kid, the bravest person, that I have ever met in my life… I posted that video online on June 14th… so I started having all these media requests pouring in via email saying, “Can we share your video?” I mean big ones, CNN, and the New York Times carried it, the Chicago Tribune, the Daily Mirror, hundreds and hundreds of newspapers around the world that were publishing this and posting it on Twitter… by the end of the day on June 30th one hundred million people had seen Savannah’s testimony. By the end of August of this year, so after two and a half months, three hundred million people had seen her testimony…”

Will CNN, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and the hundreds of others report on these recent events with the porn actresses? I’m not too hopeful. It’s interesting that this Anti-Mormon and the mainstream news outlets burst into tears over a 12 year old reading a script about lesbianism, but graphic lesbian nudity in the temple that could be overseen by children? They love that.

The Anti-Mormon claimed of his phony temple recommends, “I made many of those recommends myself and obtained the rest without any false pretense on my part at all.” Well, that’s not really true, according to members of the Ex-Mormon Reddit:

They seemed to be under the impression that the temple recommends they sent to the Anti-Mormon would help people experience the temple with their families. That’s what he led them to believe in the interview with Anti-Mormon John Dehlin:

Mike Norton: “Very early on I obtained a blank temple recommend… I went to Kinkos. I made a hundred colored copies of it, and then I started going to Mormon websites, Mormon chatrooms, and I’d look for people that would say, “I’m so devastated by my daughter is getting married in the temple in three months and I can’t go because I’m not worthy, I can’t go because I don’t pay tithing, I can’t go because I don’t believe anymore. And I would contact them privately, and I would say, “I can get you a recommend…”

John Dehlin: “… But I’m seeing your eyes tear up. And I just want to make clear that, what I’m hearing from you say is you were moved and heartbroken at how the church used temple access and temple worthiness as a way to divide families and exclude people, and that was the emotional motivation for you sharing temple recommends… But I’m saying, you were coming from a place of empathy…”

Mike Norton: “Oh yeah, yeah….”

John Dehlin: “…and sadness for the way the church’s policies were hurting people. Is that true? Am I putting words into your mouth?”

Mike Norton: “Absolutely.. I just thought to myself.. I still believed in Christ, and thought, I just couldn’t comprehend the possibility that Jesus Christ would tell parents, “Oh, you haven’t given enough money to the church, so I’m sorry you can’t attend your only child’s wedding, I’m so sorry, so sorry.””

Those who were taken in by his promises and donated their temple recommends may be surprised that they are being given to porn stars instead of loving fathers. But those of us who know the leaders of the Anti-Mormon community and have seen their behavior aren’t surprised. Just listen to the raucous cackling of John Dehlin and his buddies as the Anti-Mormon describes how he created phony temple recommends. This is to be expected. That was always just lip service. How do you go from helping fathers attend their daughter’s sealing to helping porn actresses so they can perform lesbian sexual acts in the temple? Ask yourself that. Was it really all just about defiling the temple all along?

Well, there is reason to take this Anti-Mormon’s threats seriously, considering the amount of footage that he has secretly filmed inside the temple. This latest temple video being hosted by Youtube is proof that he’s still publishing them. But so far there is no evidence of this alleged lesbian porn tape and nothing besides his cryptic wild rants to get an idea of what really is going on. Many think it is all just a cry for attention.

Why Are Progmos Who Drink Coffee So Miserable & Crazy?

In about 2014, group of “cultural Mormons” in the luxurious Upper East Side of Manhattan got together and formed a club called “Feminist Home Evening.” They billed it as “a safe place to be connected to your Mormonism,” according to NPR.

“The topics of conversation can be serious at times. Like the recent change to church policy that prevents the children of gay parents from being baptized… Other topics aren’t quite as heavy and might even seem trivial.

“Coffee is a complicated relationship,” says Heather McGee Teadoro, who is 25 years old and grew up in Utah. She admits she loves coffee and always has.

As a teenager, McGee Teadoro drifted away from the LDS church, and her coffee habits weren’t an issue, but she’s recently decided to return. Now, that craving is more problematic….

“I’m self-conscious among Mormons holding a cup of iced coffee,” says Kate Cowley, 34, a film producer who lives in Manhattan with her husband and three young children. “I would feel, you know, I would feel uncomfortable.”

Now, I know what you all are thinking. But is this really a bad thing? Heather McGree Teadoro would probably find my conversations with church friends just as silly. People need to get with their friends to talk things out, and that’s alright. At least they are trying to put some kind of focus on the church. I think as long as they are making an effort they should not be condemned. And it’s not their fault NPR is only interested in their FHE group.

I have to admit, I just about spit out my orange soft-drink when I read the line about coffee. Of course! But reading it again, I’m thinking maybe it isn’t so trivial. Every day driving to work I see endless lines of cars looping through Starbucks, and I have friends who truly struggled with the deeply ingrained cultural drug. I know some who have even left the church because it. No harmful addiction is to be laughed at, and coffee is truly without equal. Well, until marijuana becomes mainstream in another five years, anyway.

Lately, it seems like the feminist dominance of the Progmo crowd has diminished. But don’t be fooled. Feminism (specifically, third-wave feminism) will always be their basis, and the reason for it very much involves coffee.

Coffee Effects Men & Women Differently

Men produce testosterone easily because they have testes that can produce large amounts at one time. Testosterone is great for men because it increases red blood cells, bone density, muscle mass, and open blood vessels. Many men drink coffee right before a workout because the caffeine boosts testosterone for more energy. Despite side effects, caffeine helps build muscle in a workout. But what about men who drink coffee normally throughout the day, not during a workout? It starts to replace the normal production of testosterone and men end up with a decrease.

With women, it’s a lot different. Women cannot create testosterone easily because it requires producing enzymes to add carbon atoms, and they don’t have the same hardware as men. It takes a lot of energy for the ovaries to add these carbon atoms. It’s a lot easier for both men and women to create estrogen, however, because this involves removing carbon atoms, and removal of the atoms takes less energy. Men already have these enzymes, making the production of estrogen for men even easier.

Female athletes are able to produce lots of testosterone, but casual coffee drinkers don’t. They don’t get the testosterone from coffee that men do. The female body compensates for testosterone with high levels of adrenalin, some serotonin, and norepinephrine, and lower estrogen. This affects the brain in a way differently than testosterone. It makes them panicky and on edge, as if they were constantly expecting an attack in a war. When taken to the extreme, the brain has a harder time telling the difference between imaginary and real scenarios, and they become paranoid and hyper-vigilant.

Sound familiar?

Men become more like women from drinking coffee, while women become more irrational. I always just assumed that coffee and everything else affects everyone in the same way, but scientists now agree it is different according to sex and race. This difference can be seen in a countenance of heavy coffee drinkers.

Why Feminists Dominate The Progmo Press

This may explain why Progmos in the mainstream newspapers and blogs tend to be female. The heightened alertness and stress drives them to be bold and loud, screaming their messages and always looking for a quarrel. The male Progmos who drink coffee, on the other hand, tend to be docile and mild mannered due to unhealthy levels of estrogen. They tend to be either sickly skinny or well overweight because of the toll swings in testosterone levels take on the heart. This may explain why these men immediately block people they disagree with on social media and run away from confrontation. They cry to their buddies for comfort while the women have no problem with vicious confrontation. What little naturally-produced testosterone these men have feeds the most innate masculine urge men have: to white knight for the women of their tribe when the women are attacked.

Of course, this is a generalization and exaggeration. There are plenty of Progmos out there who don’t drink coffee, and there are plenty of coffee drinkers that don’t display these traits. It is complicated how coffee affects people differently. But there is a reason why the Word of Wisdom places a blanket ban on all coffee for all people. I believe it is extremely rare that it benefits a person more than it injures them.

It’s pretty obvious the way some Progmo feminists worship coffee that there is a problem. We see the same obsessive behavior in marijuana advocates, the meltdowns when anyone criticizes their beloved subsistence. It is important to remember that while caffeine helps men in physical workouts to build testosterone, it messes up the the hormones. It inhibits dopamine which helps people stay rational. It boosts the compensating adrenalin. This is why women addicted to coffee have much higher levels of adrenalin . This adrenalin replaces estrogen that would normally go to the receptors. When the amount of competing hormones become too much, estrogen is rejected and destroyed. This tug-of-war between hormones results in combative attitudes, a person always look for a fight, irrationality, and everything else we associate with some Progmos. It makes them over-sensitive and anxious. The moment someone tries to correct their thinking or even just disagrees with them, both the men and women have emotional meltdowns.

This is also why they always see themselves as victims, because these symptoms are the same effects that abuse victims experience. The brain cannot tell the difference between real and imagined scenarios, so they automatically associate their crushed emotions with the person who disagreed with them. Lower serotonin and dopamine levels cause depression and anxiety. The depression that results lowers the motivation to change the problem and spirals to an even deeper depression, becoming an ever crushing hole of addiction.

For many, the first step is to break the habit. Then they can develop gospel doctrine and healthy habits that enrich their lives and build up a joyful church community. Let’s hope they do.

Cleon Skousen’s Warning Of A Communist Take-Over Coming To Pass

Willard Cleon Skousen worked in 1935 in the Agricultural Adjustment Administration and FBI, before he left to teach at Brigham Young University in 1951. He developed a political view that integrated his faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, though he was considered too conservative for mainstream Republicans. Admittedly, Skousen did mingle religion and politics. Everybody told me growing up that he was kinda crazy, like Alex Jones or UFO seekers. But today, it seems conservatives all separate church and state in their world views and it is the “Progmo” Leftists who instead often base their spiritual beliefs on their political beliefs. The result is a wave of radically Leftist sentiments that fill social media and lead away from the gospel.

Is it fair to say Cleon Skousen was likewise wrong to mingle faith and politics, and that his ideas likewise led to apostasy? Well perhaps, but it seems like Cleon Skousen based his politics on his faith and not the other way around as Progmos do. He started with a basis of gospel principles and contemporary prophetic teachings and policies, and then he formed his politics and social views from there.

It is interesting to see how right he was, from any point of observation. Regardless of how one feels about his opinions on things, it is hard to argue that Skousen’s observations were incorrect. It is also hard to argue that his predictions for America were incorrect. Rather than doomsday prophesies of nuclear warfare and Russian soldiers parachuting into American high schools, Skousen delivered well-reasoned and evidence-based predictions which we see happening today. We see it happening right now, for example as the “Honduran immigrant caravan” marches to the United States–organized by a radical Marxist and an exact mirror of the Syrian refugee march to Europe.

1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war. Sometimes Anti-American nations (who all seem to be Communist) like to rattle the sabers and the threat of nuclear war rises. Our default solution is to calm tensions and show that we are not a threat to their existence.

2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war. When it comes to small players like North Korea, this isn’t as true, but when it comes to China we definitely capitulated and gave them everything they wanted–until the current administration, that is.

3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament from the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength. Leftists always complain about the size of the U.S. military, but instead of disarmament they have successfully started to weaken the military, with lowered standards for soldiers, green energy projects that don’t help anything, politically correct standards, etc. They announce these weaknesses as moral progress.

4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war. China’s incredible rise started when they were allowed into the World Trade Organization. Right now, the United States is trying to raise tariffs on countries like China, and not as any kind of punishment for being Communist but because China has massive tariffs on us and we have none on them. And the Left complains about just that!

5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites. The Soviet Union may be gone but the United States hands out billions of dollars to hostile nations and Marxists. Why? Study the history of the Roman empire and barbarian tribes to figure it out.

6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination. The Communist and radical Leftist nature of a nation’s government is not even considered when it comes to the free handouts we give them.

7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N. Completed.

8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N. Eastern Germany may be gone, but we see this same principle of national division rather than allowing a democratic vote to decide affairs play out all the time. Gay marriage was decided by the courts not the people, for example.

9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress. Atomic testing is no longer relevant but we see the same idea play out when it comes to modern technology, such as weapons in space (which is prohibited by international treaty), and we see recently saw the same idea play out with Democrats who tried to delay the Kavanaugh hearing until after the midterm elections.

10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N. The United Nations is pretty much useless today, with how this technique has destroyed any fair representation. But we also see the same idea play out in the Leftist assault on the electoral college.

11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. Many Leftists pledge allegiance to the United Nations rather than America, and globalism is being pushed by big billionaires and corporations. This idea is being pushed very hard and may succeed to dismantle all national independence in the near future.

12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party. Not only does “free speech” allow Marxists to organize, it allows them to indoctrinate school students, infiltrate churches and media corporations, and commit terrorism through groups like Antifa.

13. Do away with all loyalty oaths. Many California public schools have done away with the pledge of allegiance. All oaths are pretty much meaningless anyways in this age of undercover records and leaking documents to the press.

14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office. China is famous for demanding trade secrets from anyone who wants access to their cheap slave labor, and then China just makes their own cheap version of the product. Not only China is doing this.

15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States. Until very recently, Democrats and Republicans were pretty much the same, with just a facade of disagreement. This is certainly still true with all mainstream media. Fox News = CNN.

16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights. Another important tactic that we see the Left use all the time. We should remember that judicial activism, which at this point has almost completely usurped all democracy in this country, is designed to weaken basic vital institutions, like the family and churches.

17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks. Completed. Schools and universities are now brainwash factories and are responsible for 90% of the indoctrination that poisons our youth.

18. Gain control of all student newspapers. Not just student newspapers, all student resources and all media.

19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack. This tactic has worked so well that Leftists foment riots beyond just students. Every other day there is another Leftist riot against something in their way.

20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions. Completed. The mainstream media is 100% compromised and it is impossible for a media group to survive unless it is Marxist (or backed by a big organization, such as Deseret News’ relationship to the church).

21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures. Completed. All key positions in media corporations are filled by radical Leftists with the same agenda.

22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.” Completed. Art in America is dead. Art mediums are only used to propagate Leftist messages.

23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.” Just look at any recent music video: pure ugliness. It is interesting to consider how this is maintained through control of art critics and directors.

24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press. Instead of censoring obscenity and unhealthy content, content is censored for content that deviates from the accepted Leftist message. Every day the purge of “wrong think” grows stronger.

25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV. Porn, poor morals, and obscenity is now everywhere. It is becoming impossible to find a media message that isn’t pornographic and immoral.

26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.” Over 1/3 of the days in the year are now dedicated to homosexuality, through some kind of “pride month” or day of celebration. Think about that. A third of every waking moment. Provo is basically forced to hold gay pride parades. It has becoming pretty much impossible to express a thought that deviates from this message.

27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.” This describes pretty much everything Progmos teach their students at BYU.

28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.” Completed. Soon people will be taxed for religious expression in the privacy of their homes.

29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis. Completed. The Left has become adept at twisting the constitution to mean the opposite of what it says, but there is always still a constant reminder that the Constitution is racist, sexist, intolerant, etc.

30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.” Completed. Indigenous People’s Day anyone?

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. Russian history is no longer relevant, but it is interesting to crack open a modern 6th grade history book and see what is emphasized. White man bad for everything.

32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc. The federal government now controls everything, totally different from how the founding fathers envisioned government. Education hardly exists, mostly brainwashing. Social agencies only provide social justice training. Welfare programs everywhere. Mental health clinics don’t exist.

33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus. This is an important one. We think Leftists attack things because they just don’t like them. No, there is always an agenda. They seek to dismantle anything different from their Marxist utopia and transform it into a vehicle for Marxism, much like Agent Smith in the Matrix sticking his hand into Neo and turning him into an Agent. Every day, millions of blog posts, news stories, public school lessons, Sunday School lessons, pop songs, memes, etc. attack contradicting laws and procedures.

34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities. Completed. As recent revelations about Deep State corruption and tech company behavior shows, we need the House Un-American Activities Committee now more than ever.

35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI. This was back when the FBI enforced actual justice. It was long ago discredit and dismantled, and rebuilt into what it is today.

36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions. Unions don’t appear to play as big a role in politics as in the Bush years, but don’t be fooled. States like New York and California are completely dominated by big unions that do nothing for the members who are forced to pay dues.

37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business. Completed. It is impossible to be a big business unless you pay for commercials about social justice and donate to environmental groups.

38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat]. Leftists have recently launched a huge campaign to discredit the police, which is still ongoing. This agenda perhaps has been lagging behind but they are quickly catching up, and in the near future psychiatrists will totally dominate prisons and people will be arrested by thought-police for though crimes, as is already happening in Great Britain.

39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals. Completed.

40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce. Divorce has successfully been turned into a racket, where men become slaves, women become ruined, and children suffer the most. The family is pretty much totally discredited, but hey at least we have equality?

41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents. Parents are less influential than ever. Maybe a couple hours per day of a child is actually spent with the child, and there is probably near zero actual interaction during that time. The father is likely never there. A child’s life is dominated by school indoctrination, homework indoctrination, video games, social media, sleep, and corn syrup meals. It is interesting to consider how parenting is blamed for “prejudices, mental blacks, and retarding.” So true.

42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems. Antifa. I find it interesting when I hear a Leftist rage against gun rights yet admit that violence is just part of our culture. “Shouldn’t we instead focus on making violence not part of our culture?” I ask. Of course not! Violence and insurrection against orange man good!

43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government. South Africa right now. A major part of the Obama government was to eradicate colonialism, which is something few people realize. The Book of Mormon teaches us how colonialism could be a force for good, though it has often led to great evil because it was under the control of people like conquistadors.

44. Internationalize the Panama Canal. Completed. Thank you Jimmy Carter. This same idea continues today with the internet and other American-controlled resources that will soon be handed over to globalists.

45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court. The Connally Amendment prevented the International Court Of Justice from gaining dominance over national sovereignty in the United States. International tribunals could have no sovereignty over domestic affairs. Well, is that true today? I don’t see legal tribunals meddling in domestic affairs, but there is certainly international meddling, isn’t there?

New Anti-Mormon Tactic: Going Ward To Ward Bearing ‘Testimony’

A new Anti-Mormon tactic has emerged: a critic of the church attends multiple wards on Sunday to preach Anti-Mormon messages. Anti-Mormons video-record the sermon and post it on the internet to embarrass members of the church with whatever reaction they give.

Around August 27, a member of the Ex-Mormon forum announced the campaign and began coordinating on the ex-Mormon forum, where media watchmen who evidently monitor the forum could be ready to immediately write hateful news articles that would embarrass the church.

On September 3, hate news site Patheos.com wrote an article attacking “Mormons” for their reaction to the Anti-Mormon sermon, comparing “Mormons” to the Catholic church child-abuse scandal. Matthew Facciani writes that the members’ reaction is “a microcosm of the problems we see in the church today.” It is “awful” that “they ask him to leave” (with two exclamation points) when “the man comes back to the church and offers some very good advice on improving the church.”

To be clear, the man did not just “come back to church.” Per a now-deleted reddit account, he was an “apostate speaker” going from ward to ward, attending multiple wards to propagate his message. The now-deleted reddit account promised to film and post “each one” on the Anti-Mormon forum. Patheos credits reddit user beardshairandsandals with publishing the video that Patheos used in their article, and this just happens to be the same reddit user that earlier asked “What should I speak about?” and promised “I will film and post each one.” But Patheos.com does not report this pre-planning. Instead they deceptively make it sound like he was just a dismayed member going back to church.

This tactic of attending multiple wards to preach Anti-Mormonism reminds me of Sherem in the Book of Mormon. Sherem “began to preach among the people” and “labored diligently that he might lead away the hearts of the people, insomuch that he did lead away many hearts.” I think if we likewise allow Anti-Mormons to infiltrate our meetings to spread their doctrines that it will lead to great apostasy.

But the problem is the news media is standing by to attack us if we stop them, claiming we are stifling their free speech. They have the media completely on their side. So either way we get attacked. This is a propaganda tactic that was invented and perfected by none other than Nazi propaganda chief Heinrich Himmler. Early in his career, Himmler is said to have released rats in movie theaters that showed films counter to his Nazi ideals. This caused massive disruptions and the city was pressured to shut down the theaters. This is may be what the Anti-Mormons want for the church. It is good publicity for them to infiltrate the church and get their message published in their hate-site news buddies, and maybe they could even spread a little apostasy in the congregations, but the real value may be if they can get a strong reaction from members of the church. They film it from multiple angles throughout the congregation in a masterfully produced video piece and it would spread like wildfire on social media. The public would demonize “Mormons” and demand the church be shut down.

So what is the answer? Do we turn the other cheek, let them go on our property and propagandize from our pulpit? Do we not say anything when the fake news media propagates their tactics? Do we escort them off our property? Do we vocally condemn it and risk a strong backlash that the fake news media is doubtlessly preparing? What is the solution?

How Holding The Priesthood Fulfills Men

Different churches preach very different ideas about priesthood and the man’s role in religion. Some churches are dominated by grim priests who give lengthy sermons. Some churches entertain on a stage. Some churches sing guitar songs about love and avoid the heart of theology and faith. I find that in any case, a good strong man who leads the congregation delivers an uplifting message and brings us closer to heaven.

One vitally important thing about the LDS is the practice of giving a measure of this responsibility to all worthy men. Priesthood is an important element of our church that fulfills us individually and lifts us as a community as each man takes part. This relationship and service for God and position of leadership empowers men so that he can bless his family and entire community.

A Case For Patriarchy

The 1828 dictionary defined patriarch as, “The father and ruler of a family; one who governs by paternal right.” The dictionary today erases the part about ‘paternal right’ (not surprising, Dictionary.com has made their contempt for traditional-minded people clear.) Our Socialist thought-leaders want us to believe patriarchy is an out-dated model founded on societal conditioning. But the truth is it is a paternal right. It starts with fatherhood.

The father deserves a leadership role of his family, and this beneficially provides a healthy environment for children to grow up in. Each father fulfilling his patriarchal mission is like a trickle of water that collects into a stream, and the stream directs society as a whole. A man’s leadership role is simple biology–a fact that was once common sense but today scientists are too afraid to tell the truth about. It is a leadership role that blesses his children and wife, and provides for society.

In the Old Testament, patriarchal leadership for society was synonymous with family. Nomads wandering the deserts found family to be the most basic and important unit of their society. The Hebrew Law formalized this kind of arrangement, with grave punishments for children who rebelled against their parents. Imagine today a law that severely punished children who did not obey their parents. It’s unthinkable because of how greatly patriarchy has diminished in our urban culture, as well as how greatly big government has replaced a man’s rightful place of leadership in society and family. The prophets Abraham, Isaac, and Joseph lived in tiny migrant groups where everybody was familiar and related, and authority rested on the superior elder. Urban centers such as Sodom and Gomorrah experienced social decay and quickly collapsed.

What kind of power did women hold as mothers? More than we think. Rebecca got her son Isaac to steal his brother’s birthright and changed the entire course of history. The bible doesn’t treat this as an act of treachery as we might expect, but instead celebrates what she did. Eve directed the course of human events from the very start by taking matters into her own hands for how to fulfill God’s commandment to replenish and multiply. Sarah made Abraham’s other wife, Hagar, her own servant, to become banished because she was jealous of her. We can’t pretend like women don’t continue today to direct the course of human events. But unfortunately, women have forgotten the godly power they rightfully hold, just as men have.

With Adam and Eve, we see two very important roles distinguish Adam, fatherhood and relationship with God. Aside from rare events such as God’s intervention on behalf of the forsaken Hagar, it was often men who angels appeared to and delivered messages that affected the entire family and society. Mary the mother of Joseph submitted to her husband Joseph, as an angel appeared to Joseph, not Mary, and warned him of impending danger from the government and urged them to flee to Egypt. It was his role.

Endowment Of Power

Sensual and emotional urges are unfortunately twisted to animistic perversion, but they could motivate us to take that scary leap from singledom to fatherhood and husband, and in so doing claim the power and leadership role. We in the West are incessantly confronted with television commercials, magazine adds, films, music, and other globalist influence that seek to diminish this power and hand it over to corporate powers, to both men and women. The vast majority of media today is dedicated to convincing us to give away our rightful powers, and we don’t even see it. The television commercial that shows a wife rolling her eyes because her dumb husband burned himself on the grill again–buy this health insurance! The movie script that shows women balancing a CEO job with family and hectic New York life, all with a smile–work a job! The message is always that we need to buy a product to make up for our inadequacies as men or women, and that we need to be corporate slaves instead of focus on progeny.

Patriarchy and womanhood are solemn and profound roles that compliment and strengthen each other. Unfortunately, the consumerism-focused corporations that direct our popular culture demonizes the role of father and mother, and do everything to keep us apart–exactly like how Satan did everything he could in the Garden of Eden to keep man and woman apart and avoid reproduction. Today, birth rates are falling and children are more neglected than ever. Literature, movies, and games that do include father figures distort what fatherhood is all about, confusing the role of mother and father and in some other way completely mutilating them to erase the principles of power. When is the last time you saw a movie with a male character who admires the leadership of his father and strives to improve himself to be like his father? We saw that in Black Panther, but then the movie gave us a twist and we ended up ruing his father’s patriarchy. He ended up handing over his country’s power to globalism. Women are taught to hate manliness and always linger her finger over the divorce button. Children are taught to resent morality that would protect them, and compete for the coveted role of who is most oppressed. “My Mormon father is always forcing his standards on me…” is what they want Mormon children to say. The power that a father fought his entire life so hard to achieve can so easily be erased by the child that gives in to the persuasive antics from the Great and Spacious building that they are daily forced to enter, starting at age five. Our godly position of authority is a battle we never seem to stop fighting.

Our realm revolves around our wife and children. For example, our political concerns are primarily about our family. Then our it extends to the community, and then to the world at large. As conservatives, we seek to preserve the system that worked very well for thousands or millions of years but only now the Left wants to liberalise. Our greatest nightmare is that like Jacob we wake up one morning and find that the wolves of Leftism have claimed our prize son, who has become a slave to the worldly nightmare of modern culture. We try to protect our homes from poisonous intrusions such as feminism and the cult of equality. We are weak. But heaven delivers us power as men to achieve great things for the sake of the wives and children.

“Wherefore, I call upon the weak things of the world, those who are unlearned and despised, to thresh the nations by the power of my Spirit;

And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their shield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their enemies shall be under their feet; and I will let fall the sword in their behalf, and by the fire of mine indignation will I preserve them.” (D&C 35:13-14)

Hagar got the power she needed to fight this battle, because she was completely alone and needed something. But most women have options. It is unnatural for women to fight this good fight the way men do. Yes, I know, film after film portrays the 5 ft 2 inch girl as a crazy tough chick who beat down the giant men, saving her children and diminutive husband from danger. Nations and corporations increasingly fill top leadership positions entirely with women. Should women stay in the home? Well I can’t imagine the stress it takes to run a business and also raise children. If someone can handle that, more power to them. But I think another issue, and what we don’t really talk about, is how the power of a father trickles into mainstream society. How does that happen? Does that happen? Growing up in modern culture you wouldn’t think so. Fatherhood is for wimps, according to modern culture. But I think the patriarchal force lead nations. At its most basic level, a man hunts to provide for the children and pursues excellence to impress a suitable mate. This develops society. A man off on his own? That doesn’t count for much. And yes, the priesthood power of a woman is there every step of the way. But let’s stop pretending they are the same. They are not the same. Women do not beat up twenty large men who are attacking her. That is not reality. Social justice conditioning pushes this gender equality lie that pushes away from our power as men and women, pulling down the strong on an equal playing field with the weak. Real power is a manful battle.

What Priesthood Is

When we talk about a priest in mainstream society, what comes to mind? Maybe you think of a celibate monk who confines himself in a sedentary space and repeats lines from text over and over in his head. Maybe you think of the old superstitious crazies who threw children and women into volcanoes to appease the gods, or the smooth-talking Southerner who buys expensive yachts to “spread the good word.” What is priesthood? It is a principle that empoewrs, and it applies to everyone. We are all priests or priestesses to some kind of doctrine–the true path of God or the counterfeit path of the world.

I have met many men who though not LDS were on the right path, just as I have met LDS who were on the counterfeit path of social justice even though they were Mormon. Consider world leaders who have power but use it to evil ends, such as Harvey Weinstein or Germany’s Angel Merkel. Do their power and wisdom stem from their family roots? Well, Angela is childless and Harvey–well, you know. Sometimes power stems from a righteous priesthood, but especially with the leaders of this world, it often doesn’t. It is an evil priesthood which is not built on patriarchy. In the case of Harvey it is built on feminism-turned-male-scumbag. If not principles of fatherhood and husbandship, what principles does false priesthood power rest on? Greed. Jealousy. Hatred. Social Justice. Selfishness. If we consider the community and world at large as their “children,” then they consume their children like the evil priests of ancient times. It comes back to raising good children to the Lord versus consuming children for selfish greed. Godly priesthood begins and is judged by fatherhood, and this is the virtue with which we approach it. This is how it spread from the individual to the family, and from the family on to the world.

The Oxford Dictionary revises words that feminists don’t like. The thought-leaders hate patriarchy and are doing everything to expel fatherhood from our lives. We are surrounded by the new-speak, and it is pretty much impossible for someone who is not influenced by the gospel to figure it out on their own. It is hard enough as Mormons to figure it out. With the high possibility of being fleeced by no-fault divorce, your children being brainwashed against you, and the government arbitrarily tearing your family apart, it feels like walking through a minefield, and most men think “why bother?” Most men want to fulfill this life and become powerful patriarchs in charge of their lives and bringing peace to the world, but the possibility of success appears hopeless. It is so much easier to give into feminism, believe that patriarchy is the “main and integral force of oppression,” and feed the ugly beast that rides upon the waters. As a man of the church, I feel it my duty to reach out to these men and empower them. They don’t have to be Mormon to embrace these principles and make the world a better place through self-improvement.

Patriarchy is a righteous priesthood, and it is the basis for peace, prosperity, and development of civilization. Any civilization devoid of male leadership has dwindled and devolved into chaos. Civilization needs the men. It is a matter of individuals and society as a whole embracing their divine authority and stepping into the dark unknown, just as the patriarchs of old did. It is a potential that resides in every man.

The Boy Scouts Is Quickly Becoming Like Hitler’s Youth

Why did they push the Mormons out? As the Boy Scouts changes names to “Scouts BSA” (though at this point they might as well call themselves Soy Scouts) many former scouts are asking this question.

Why did BSA decide to antagonize a religion that made up 20% of their organization? BSA has been losing members and income every year, so why would they push away the fastest growing demographic of members in the organization?

Maybe they are just making terrible business decisions? Organizations have been known to push away their base for the sake of political correctness, after all. But looking at BSA’s strategy for growth, this business decision doesn’t just appear idiotic, it’s plain suicidal.

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When The Media Exploits Abuse Victims To Attack The Church

As I see the media every couple of weeks rotate between the same trigger topics to attack Mormons, nothing makes me more sad than when the media trots out victims of sexual abuse–women and children who are hurting and in need of help–into the spotlight like some kind of circus sideshow, like an exhibit that portrays Mormons as grotesque and horrible. “Some see the poor victims of Mormon brutality! Come one! Come all! Hurry, hurry!”

The woman who was allegedly abused by the ex-Mormon mission president did not ask for the anti-Mormons to leak her recorded voice or for the media to propagate it to millions of people. Few people understand the damage it does, the level of humiliation and trauma it inflicts to an abuse victim, when her story is non-consensually proclaimed in the newspapers. The media trumpeted the recording far and wide with zero regard for the victim’s health, because to them it is not really about stopping abuse or helping women. It is about attacking Mormons.

Like the intelligent propagandists they are, the New York Times and Fox News have their rhetoric down to a science. Groups such as MormonLeaks leak private recordings and documents that may damage the church. Then there are low-level Anti-Mormons on Reddit, dutiful sentinels, who vigilantly keep watch for anything that will raise a flag. The leaders of these groups have hundreds of journalists on speed-dial in case anything juicy turns up. The sentinels alert the journalists, and once a fire is lit, these journalists wait for any further news that will pour fuel on the fire.

This weekend, in the midst of an incredible and historic General Conference, the journalists found their fuel for the fire. Did Fox News report on the historic changes in church policy–the new ministering program, the shakeup of local ward leadership meetings, or combining of priesthood quorums? Did Fox News report on the new apostles? Did Fox News report on the new temples in the new frontiers of India and Russia? No. Instead, Fox News took a tiny comment from one of the talks out of context about sexual misconduct to attack the church.

“Mormon leader’s remark on sexual misconduct draws criticism,” is the headline by Associated Press, and we are told that the Elder Quentin L. Cook’s phrase “non-consensual immorality” is bad because it “could be interpreted as victim blaming.” It is hurtful to group “victims of sexual abuse” with immorality, we are told. Yes, that is true. But anyone who has actually listened to the talk knows that Elder Cook was not talking about victims of abuse. He was talking about abusers, and made the correct, oft-repeated point that abusers commit grave immorality. Associated Press is creating an issue out of nothing by taking the phrase out of context.

Biased Associated Press Reporter

The author of this article, Brady Williams, earlier wrote an article on Mormon polygamy. We know the media is always falsely portraying polygamists as Mormons to attack the church, right? The polygamists’ “religious beliefs” prevented them “from working for a woman,” he reported. Oh, Mormons are so misogynist!

But then Brady Williams also wrote a different kind of article on Mormon polygamy. In this other article, Brady called the polygamists “progressive and independent.” Wait, what? Now they are progressive ? Well, yeah, because these Mormon polygamists have “no organized religion.” These polygamists have denounced their “Mormonism” roots and now believe “teachings such as Buddhism.”

So those ex-Mormons apostatized by practicing polygamy are just terrible. They mistreat women. But these other ex-Mormons apostatized by practicing polygamy are progressive?

It is obvious that Brady Williams is heavily biased against the LDS church and will do anything to malign Mormons. He takes people and situations out of context to make Mormons look like they are abusive towards women. He is one smart propagandist out of thousands, and they all know how to take words and events out of context, how to spin and omit facts, and how to coordinate with secretive anti-Mormon groups and online activists.

It is despicable that Fox News, New York Times, ABC News, and the others would take a statement condemning abuse and spin it as hurtful. It is despicable for the media to leak a private conversation without the consent of an abuse victim. It is despicable for them to exhibit human beings to push their agenda against Mormons.

“Come one! Come all! See the oppressive Mormons and their poor oppressed women!”

Many young members of the church cave in to this persecution. It is not easy for a young person to have social justice warriors sneer at him for “hating gays,” or to be rejected by friends because of “how Mormons are.” Women in the church are humiliated every time they are reminded of the church’s history with polygamy. It is not easy.

We can stand against this relentless barrage of propaganda by exposing the media circus show for what it is. We can show real care for victims of abuse and call out unrighteous dominion anywhere we see it, particularly in Hollywood, top Leftist leadership, their push to transition children’s’ gender, pornography–and also when we see it in the church. We must be vigilant to protect the vulnerable everywhere. But we can also can show confidence in the priesthood structure which makes our church the safest place we can be. We can steel our fortitude against the darts of the opposition and winds of the world.