A bright and humorous group have created a parody website of Mormons and Gays website, which the LDS church launched this past week.
It is nicely titled Mormons and Negroes and turns the tables right where they should be turned.
I pasted the link on Facebook and a Brazilian LDS acquaintance from some 35 years ago quickly protested:
Not for Brazilians LDS , great part of brazilian population has some black blood, so we have no problem at all !!! We like everybody , black, white, yellow, straight, not straight, everybody !! We are all the same, aren’t we???
I responded, …”most LDS (and most people I know) feel as you do, but the point of this parody is to show that something that is immutable and that you did not choose (e.g. skin color, sexual orientation) cannot be considered a sin. Nothing more, nothing less. The LDS church’s new website (mormonsandgays.org) claims being homosexual is not a choice — but acting on it is a sin. You can’t have it both ways — hence my comment on a double-edged sword (faca de dois fumes).”
I expect to arrive in São Paulo tomorrow to a Facebook firestorm (and perhaps a few less Facebook friends).