Monthly Archives: April 2012
- Lundgren argued at his trial in 1990 that he was prophet of God and therefore not deserving of the death penalty.
- “It’s not a figment of my imagination that I can in fact talk to God, that I can hear his voice,” he had told the jurors. “I am a prophet of God. I am even more than a prophet.”
- He said God commanded him, through interpretation of Scriptures, to kill the Avery family, who had moved from Missouri in 1987 to follow his teachings.
- Jeffery Lundgren was stark-raving mad;
- Jeffrey Lundgren was lying about his communications with God and his status as a “prophet”; or
- Jeffrey Lundgren was telling the truth; that is, he was in intimate communication with the Almighty, he was HIS ordained prophet, and he killed the Averys on God’s command.
Politicians sometimes say the damnedest things. Take the Democratic governor of Montana for instance. Obviously sent forth by the Obama campaign as an attack dog now that Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP candidate, the governor went for every negative angle he could find, including pointing out the Mitt’s father was born in a polygamous Mormon settlement in Mexico. That would certainly hurt Mitt, he opined, because polls show American women by a large majority detest polygamy.
True enough. The history is that polygamy was illegal by the US, and was thus eschewed by the Latter-Day-Saints in order to gain statehood for Utah in the late 1800s. Some Mormons who considered the practice to be an important part of their faith demurred, emigrating to Mexico, where they peacefully continued to adhere to the original doctrine.
However Mitt’s father was not polygamous, nor was his grandfather. In fact one has to go back to his great-grandfather to find an ancestor who engaged in polygamy.
As unlikely as that connection is to cause a problem for Romney, there is however another candidate for president whose father was polygamous before, when, and after that candidate was born.
That candidate? Barrack Obama.
So much for zingers.
Reports out of Afghanistan today indicate that Muslim extremists poisoned the water at a school for girls in order to prevent the girls from being properly educated, causing outrage to erupt among American Christians.
In other news, American Christians today rallied against the teaching of the theories of evolution and the Big Bang in public schools.
Yeah. No shit.