September 18, 2012

Sec. State Condemns Book of Mormon Desecration, Blasphemy Against the Prophet Joseph Smith

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Wait, did I say Sec. State Hilary Clinton condemned making fun of Mormons?

'Hasa Diga Eebowai" is the hit number in Broadway's hit musical "The Book of Mormon," which won nine Tony awards last year. What does the phrase mean? I can't tell you, because it's unprintable in a family newspaper.
I can, it means "F*ck you God!". Now imagine if the lyrics in the song had said, "F*ck you Allah!" what our government, under the current regime, would have said. There's more:
On the other hand, if you can afford to shell out several hundred bucks for a seat, then you can watch a Mormon missionary get his holy book stuffed—well, I can't tell you about that, either. Let's just say it has New York City audiences roaring with laughter.
Also, I can tell you. His Book of Mormon get's stuffed up his ass.

Now, can you imagine if the book had been the Quran?

Quran desecrated in Broadway play!

Riots surely would have ensued, and our dear leaders would have condemned the play. Possibly, Trey Parker and Matt Stone would have been pulled from their homes in the middle of the night to answer completely "unrelated" charges.

The analogy is so perfect, that I've been making it for some time now. So perfect, in fact, that Hilary Clinton, who went out of her way to condemn a stupid YouTube video about Islam she hasn't seen has been silent about a stupid play about Mormonism which she has seen. This part, I didn't know:

The "Book of Mormon"—a performance of which Hillary Clinton attended last year, without registering a complaint—comes to mind as the administration falls over itself denouncing "Innocence of Muslims.
I'd actually like to see the play. I hear it's funny. Even Mormons think it's funny (or some of them). But isn't the hypocrisy here just mind blowingly obvious? Yet liberals don't see it.

They praise anti-Mormonism. We know they do this because The Book of Mormon took home a bunch of awards, including best musical.

Yet anything you say about Islam is somehow beyond the pale. Outside reasonable discourse. Utterly despicable.

Stephens, in the article quoted above, seems to suggest that liberals do this because they are afraid of Muslims:

So let's get this straight: In the consensus view of modern American liberalism, it is hilarious to mock Mormons and Mormonism but outrageous to mock Muslims and Islam. Why? Maybe it's because nobody has ever been harmed, much less killed, making fun of Mormons....

The People's Front for the Liberation of Provo will not be gunning for a theater near you

I think that might be partially explanatory. On Colbert last night he had a great line about not wanting to offend Muslims by showing a clip from the video because he didn't want to die.

But I think that for hard core liberals, lefties, and progressives that there is something more fundamental about their world view going on here. Namely, that lefties see good and bad in terms of have and have nots. Minorities without political power are good, and those with it are bad.

So, Mormons, like Jews, are the epitome of a religious minority that has succeeded despite prejudice. It's okay to make fun of Mormons.

Muslims, however, are seen as the victims of neocolonialism. American wars of aggression. At home Muslims are "victims" of a hostile and Islamophobic society.

"Victims" = "good".

When was the last time you heard any one -- any one -- in the mainstream press use the word Mormonophobia or Mormonophobe? Does the word even exist?

More telling about this double standard are the way Joseph Smith, the Mormon founding prophet, and Muhammad, Islam's founding prophet, are referred to. It's "the Prophet Muhammad", as if it was a matter of indisputable fact that Muhammad was a prophet. But when was the last time you heard someone in the MSM, Democratic party leadership, or in the Obama administration refer to "the Prophet Joseph Smith"?

Hell, I even find myself sometimes referring to Muhammad as "the Prophet Muhammad". Not because I think he is, not because I like the guy, but because you tend to repeat what you hear and nearly every one in power uses the phrase.

Do not mistake any of this for an endorsement of anti-Muslim attitudes. I am not anti-Muslim. I'm not even anti-Islam. There are a lot of Muslims who hate Islamists -- those who aspire to religious control of the state -- just as much as I do, or more.

I do believe there is such a thing as an irrational Islamophobia, just as I believe there is such a thing as an irrational fear of Mormons.

I believe both are very rare. Rare enough that a guy with a Muslim father and a middle name of "Hussein" was elected President. And rare enough that the most powerful man in the Senate and the next President of the United States are Mormon.

But cowtowing to Muslims who demand we respect their notions of blasphemy simply because they are endowed by the liberal elite with victim status crosses a line. It more than crosses a line, it betrays the very Constitution which our elected and appointed officers are sworn to uphold.

Hilary Clinton and her ilk in the elite media deserve nothing but contempt.

I take that back. She does deserve more. She deserves impeachment.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 03:04 PM | Comments |