LDS Head Who Led Prop 8 Battle Dies At Age 90

The Associated Press reports:

Thomas S. Monson, the 16th president of the Mormon church, has died after overseeing the religion for nine years. He was 90. Monson died Tuesday night at his home in Salt Lake City, according to church spokesman Eric Hawkins. Monson spent more than five decades serving in top church leadership councils — making him a well-known face and personality to multiple generations of Mormons.

Monson’s presidency was marked by his noticeably low profile during a time of intense publicity for the church, including the 2008 and 2012 campaigns of Mormon Mitt Romney for President. Monson’s most public acts were appearances at church conferences and devotionals as well as dedications of church temples.

Monson will also be remembered for his emphasis on humanitarian work; leading the faith’s involvement in the passage of gay marriage ban in California in 2008; continuing the religion’s push to be more transparent about its past; and lowering the minimum age for missionaries.

This is how things went down in 2008:

Four months before California voters headed to the polls to decide the fate of Proposition 8, the Church of Latter-day Saints put out a call for help. A letter from church President Thomas Monson was read at every ward in California. It told members to “do all you can to support the proposed constitutional amendment by donating of your means and time.”

Organization meetings broke out across the state, but the leaders wanted more. Additional letters were sent to every church, with titles such as “Thirty People in Each Ward” and “More than Four Hours per Week.”

Donations from individual Mormons poured in and Mormons hit the streets, going door to door, hanging up signs, campaigning against the measure through phone banks. Funding was used for everything from newspaper ads to television commercials.

That push from the Mormon church is widely credited as helping propel Proposition 8, which defined marriage only as a union between a man and a woman, to victory in November 2008.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Mark Née Fuzz

      I’m going to save this one and resurrect it when the Orange Turd bites it.

      • (((GC)))

        I don’t wish Popular Vote Loser trumPutinocchio an early death, just powerlessness and poverty, and the reversal of all his kleptocratic, plutocratic “accomplishments”. And I won’t mourn his death when it comes.

    • ted-


    • cleos_mom

      The equivalent of “I prayed she’d drop dead and smiled a little when she did.”

  • Boreal
    • Joe in PA

      You look good in pink. Just saying.

      • Boreal
        • Rebecca Gardner

          One of my all time favorite songs.

        • TuuxKabin

          Such a good song. Whole album. Thanks.

          And Love My Way.

          • mikeinftl

            Love this song, it was featured in the movie “Call me by your name’

          • TuuxKabin

            The new movie? May have to go see it. First time I ever felt attracted to a man with eye make up was the cover to that album. Thanks for the info!

          • mikeinftl

            Yes the new movie. I liked the movie.

          • TuuxKabin

            So rare I/we coped out going to the movies. Became almost as bad as pre boarding a flight & flying coach. The infestation of vermin riding home with us, we just stopped going. Now they want all but your first born and then some for admission. $72 for one adult, two seniors to see Coco. Granted, Fandango’s service. Showed up at box office, was a 3rd the price. Answer to vermin. AC the auditorium to 45 degrees. Sigh.

          • mikeinftl

            Wow, no wonder you don’t go, I wouldn’t either. It will show up on Netflix, no doubt.

          • TuuxKabin

            I thought you’d understand. The neighbors we enjoy our off and on again Friday night viewings have NETFLIX. They’re usually curious as to what we want to watch. Thing is the screen/equipment/signal doesn’t have captions for hearing impaired, which even if you don’t have such, it is hard to understand what’s being said. So, wha’ ev’s. Happy New Year by the way. Are you being affected by the mega storm roarin’, supposedly, up the coast?

          • mikeinftl

            Happy New Year! No I am in south Florida, so other than colder weather we won’t be affected.

        • Phillip in L.A.
  • Licensed Troll

    Well hell just got a bit more crowded.

  • hdtex

    Yeah my Facebook feed is overflowing with my weeping and wailing TBM’s, and I’m all…..

  • vorpal

    I hope you like the taste of brimstone, motherfucker.

  • gaycuckhubby

    I hope he was able to have the comfort of his wife and family at his side when he died. A fundamental right he tried to make sure my husband and I couldn’t be guaranteed.

    • hdtex

      Wife died in 2013.

      • gaycuckhubby

        Well, I hope he got to make end-of-life decisions for her and have access to her hospital room at a time that he was actively trying to make sure that other people couldn’t do the same.

      • lymis

        Maybe they’ll be assigned the same planet now that he’s dead, too.

        • Tawreos

          Hopefully a hellish gas giant

          • Librarykid

            Speaking of which, I hope that, when he died surrounded by loved ones, he ripped a giant, toxic, flower-killing, paint-peeling, room-clearing, vomit-inducing fart that was just partially emblematic of the evil in his soul and body followed by a tsunami of liquid feces that went right through the mattress and ruined the carpet.

        • MBear

          No. Just nonexistence. Their bodies rotting – consciousness null. Like their morality and ethics.

      • greenmanTN

        All of them or just the one?

      • Librarykid

        So she’s had 5 years to celebrate being liberated from him.

  • I’m glad he lived long enough to see the US get nationwide marriage equality.

    • Harley

      And Anita Bryant too.

      • AmeriCanadian

        Can’t wait for that wretched bitch to die! That’s one grave I will gladly dance upon.

        • Reality.Bites

          Ooh, If I were you I’d dance a good ten feet away from it or you’ll get your shoes wet.

          • David Walker

            From excess orange juice seeping up from her coffin?

          • Palmer

            More of a yellow, ammonia-smelling liquid, I think.

        • Lars Littlefield

          I have a business plan ready to start bus tours to hold dance parties on her grave when she dies. 🙂

          • Sporkfighter

            Economy Class – Dance over her feet $100
            Business Class – Piss over her torso $500
            First Class – Shit over her face $10,000

      • Nowhereman

        I remember the bowl of fruit on display at the local gay bar I went to in California. It had a sign stuck in it that said “Squeeze a fruit for Anita!” And how sad that so many people have religions that are completely dependent on gay people for their existence!

    • Zeldacat

      True, but I will never forget the day that Utah got it. All that went through my mind that day was “Utah?….UTAH?…WTF?”

      • RobertaK

        Well, now the “sister wives” can have sister wives…

    • ted-

      ehugs to you!

    • BurningTongues

      Indeed. I hope it stuck like a bone in his throat.

  • gaycuckhubby

    OT… they are turning on each other!

    • Joe in PA


    • Juvela Bumblebee

      Well, that does make me smile… a small evil smile that anticipates a BOOM!!!. Still, that quote is only reported speech in a book by Michael Wolff. The thing from under a rock is not making such statements in some public forum… or have you heard otherwise? That would be fun.

    • Gustav2

      This is why Bannon is pushing Trump and Congress to get everything done before the end of January. Steve Bannon tells Jonathan Swan that January will define Donald Trump’s presidency — “and is his last, best chance to make good on his most controversial campaign promises.”

    • The_Wretched

      Temporary chess move does not a change of heart make.

  • Reality.Bites

    At a time like this it’s best not to dwell on how long he lived, but to concentrate on the good he accomplished by dying.

  • Scott Wyant

    Please, someone convince Mitt Romney that the LDS needs him more then the US Senate

    • Reality.Bites

      Despicable as he is, the likelihood is that seat will remain Republican and there are are worse Republicans out there. He also has the advantage of being an old, spent force.

      While we need there to be Republicans who can rebuild the party after its collapse, we really don’t want them to be young, charismatic and completely untainted with old baggage, do we? 😉

      He’s something of a Bernie Sanders to the Trump wing of the party. And which from our point of view as (mostly) Democrats, that makes him a useful idiot. He splits a party and splits votes that will never be ours anyway and are best used to divide our opponents.

      And if I were a Republican strategist I know I’d love to face Bernie Sanders in 2020, even if I was working for Trump. As a Democratic supporter I would LOVE Mitt Romney to be the Republican compromise candidate in 2020.

  • i always say that i wish i believed in Hell. people like this deserve to be there forever. i hate this religion so much; they are right up there with Southern Baptists and orthodood Judaism on my list.

  • leo77

    Good maybe he’ll stay on his own planet and leave this one alone.

  • MBear

    And the world is instantly a slightly better place

  • Will Parkinson

    I feel horrible about this.

    Okay, I’m over it now.

    • nocadrummer

      We ALL are.
      Feeling horrible that it didn’t happen sooner.

  • RaygunsGoZap

    Enjoy your pussy planet, asshole.

    • Juvela Bumblebee

      Two words: vaginal dentition

  • leo77

    And by what stretch of imagination was Prop 8 humanitarian in nature? What hack at AP let that slip through?

    • Sam_Handwich

      +1,000 up votes

    • gaycuckhubby

      Sounds like a straight up press release from LDS

      • wds

        The AP report – yes, I think it’s a released obituary from the LDS church …

    • fuow

      There’s been a super anti-gay group at the AP for decades.

    • VodkaAndPolitics

      The semi-colon denotes a separated list… as in “humanitarian work ::end thought:: fucking over loving same-sex couples throughout the state for fun ::end thought:: some bull shit about transparency.”

  • JT

    So, do we get to see the “Golden Plates” now?

    • Sam_Handwich

      no plates for you!

      • greenmanTN

        Damn you, plate Nazi! 😁

  • lymis

    “Monson will also be remembered for his emphasis on humanitarian work; leading the faith’s involvement in the passage of gay marriage ban in California in 2008; ”


    Someone doesn’t understand the word “humanitarian.”

    • Juvela Bumblebee

      Love the “dufuq?”.

    • Steverino

      And Scott Lively is known for his humanitarian work in Uganda…

      • DumbHairyApe

        Like how Hitler is remembered for his humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Jews.

    • Nowhereman

      It’s a grammar thing. That sentence is poorly written.

      • tristram

        It’s not really poorly-written; people are misreading it. Punctuation has a function.

  • Todd20036

    Only the good die young

  • Boreal
  • JT

    Angels in America, he wasn’t, they weren’t.

  • Tawreos

    And just like that I feel the need to dance. On an totally unrelated note, does anyone know where he will be buried?

    • TuuxKabin

      Looks like he already is.

  • another_steve

    When a theofascist monster dies, I always think the same thing:

    I so hope their fantasy about there being a literal heaven and a literal hell is true, because if it is, their buns are gettin’ good and toasted at the moment in a very dark and hot place.

    • my Dream Job is demoness. i would be really, very, exquisitely, good at it.

      • Reality.Bites

        I’ll tell you the same thing I tell Christians – if you want to do it, do it here on earth.

        As Gloria Estafan says, This is it. This is life, the one you get, so go and have a ball.

        And the daughter’s a lesbian now.

        Oops. Sorry. Bit of a time warp there. This is Gloria’s version.

      • fuow

        Oh! The 9″ heels! The barbed tails! The ruby and emerald fangs! The…sorry, you got me carried away there for a minute.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • Gretchen

      I think one of the most frightening things Trump has accomplished is making me less afraid of the Mitt Romneys of the world.

      • Tulle Christensen

        Yes scary that things are so bad Mitt looks like a good choice

  • Bluto

    Good. Burn in hell.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The world is a better place with this Magic Underpants Mormon Missionary of Hate gone to its reward. I hope it burns for all eternity.

    • fuow

      Astonishing how many of them use that year of freedom to try out guys. Lots in our neck of the woods and you’d be genuinely surprised how, show we say, agile those boys can be? Got a friend here who specializes in them.

      • nocadrummer

        There ARE porn films (and a couple of non-porn as well) with that specific scenario – Mormon missionaries walk up to a house, knock on the door, are invited in… the plots diverge somewhat at that point.

  • AmeriCanadian

    If there’s anything to look forward to, it’s that these old buzzards with their outdated and very unhumanitarian ideologies do, indeed, die out.

  • Daveinmpls1

    Change happens … funeral at a time.

  • Hue-Man

    I hope the FSM converts him to Pastafarianism…

    • fuow

      Yeah, a ziti dish warmed up in the microwave and served with those little sachets of faux parmesan cheese in a greasy spoon.

  • Xaca

    Straight to hell, express lane.

    Time to posthumously ‘baptize’ him in bodily fluids as a kink-sub power bottom.

    • Steve

      No no. Mormons do not go to hell. They go to Kolob. A private Mormon planet ‘near the throne of God’.
      I would prefer to go to hell. When good Christians tell me I am going to hell, I ask if they will be there. When they reply in their shocked voices, “no”. I say, good, without you there it will seem like heaven.

      • BobSF_94117

        “Kolob” backwards is bolok. Hmmm… perhaps Joseph Smith had a sense of humor after all.

    • (((GC)))

      Can he be posthumously unbaptized, and denied whichever Mormon heaven he’d be going to?

      After all, Bill Maher unbaptized Edward Davies, Mitt Romney’s father-in-law, “an enthusiastically anti-religious scientist who called organized religion hogwash”, who had been posthumously baptized in the Mormon tradition.

      (Though Davies would presumably have consented to his unbaptism if he were alive!)

  • Dot Beech

    Hatch resigns. Monson dies. Conservative little Utah must be shaken to its caffein-free foundation. It’s the End Times!

    • greenmanTN

      You’re evil! I saved you a seat next to me…

  • GayOldLady

    He lived to long! Way to long!

  • GayOldLady

    I will mourn him as the Jews mourned Hitler.

  • Rick Zajac

    Does anyone know what kind of residuals/royalties the Mormon Tabernacle Choir gets when their recordings are played on the radio? I’ve resisted donating to my local NPR classical music station (WRCJ) especially during Christmas because they play MTC recordings. I know it sounds petty but it bugs me.

    • TuuxKabin

      Your standards, I admire.

  • Treant

    Pots and flayers. Or something like that.

    Well, good riddance, anyway.

  • Ray Page

    Yet another grave to piss on. Must buy more beer.

  • Chris Craft

    I hope this monster’s death was agonizing and alow in his final moments. But that would be too much wishful thinking. As for APs article calling his bigotry and evil “humanitarian” I guess they really do have a problem with us LGBT like we suspected years ago.

    • fuow

      No kidding. The AP has some major asswipes making decisions that affect us directly through their boilerplate releases.

  • Halou

    I’m not going to shed a tear over this.

  • TuuxKabin


  • Bye Felicia! I’ll be posthumously marrying him and Strom Thurmond later this week. I think they’re registered at Walmart. Seriously though, my husband and I were legally married in CA and those fuckers threw everything we worked for and desired into a chaotic mess. Good riddance.

    • Robert

      Him and Strom Thurmond… oh the mental picture. Sweet….. LOL.

  • greenmanTN

    Gee, and here I am without a hankie to cry into…

    A black handkerchief right pocket means “smartass,” right?

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      Noooo, you want an orange one there. (evil grin)

      • greenmanTN

        According to the online version orange isn’t that bad. If you said yellow I’d tell you to piss off! 😉

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          IIRC Orange in the right pocket was “anything with anyone”. 🙂

          • greenmanTN

            I am not a hussy! Whether I am an uncommon hussy is up for debate.

          • Reality.Bites

            Notably the colour of Cheetos.

  • customartist

    Another Mormon Leader, Boyd Packer said in sermon “It would be better to be dead than Homosexual”.

    We, LGBT people, must adopt a similar political determination to that of the Mormon Church to motivate OUR supporters to vote in 2018. We can do it. Locate and attend your local Democratic Party meetings. Do not be intimidated. Getting involved does not mean that you must personally go door to door OR be outed within your community.

    Can’t you afford the time to attend ONE monthly meeting to promote your own interests? There are many ways that you can help with minimal use of your time/energies. A few votes could have resulted in a different President for in 2016. Please get out and do whatever you can. Make the determination today.

    • fuow

      You are so very, very right. Telephone banking, helping with the mountains of routine, behind the scenes office-work, small donations. Babysitting, dog-sitting for others who can polish knobs, it all makes a real difference.
      So does registering early enough to vote that one has time to fight the mother-fucking rethuglican asswipes should they try to block it.

    • Librarykid

      What a shame Packer did not get to find out on the spot.

  • madknits

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. Trying to deny fellow citizens equal rights is not “humanitarian” by any stretch of the imagination. Since I don’t believe in Hell, I hope he gets devoured slowly by worms.

    • Librarykid

      that should have started while he was still alive.

  • R W C

    At last he gets to learn the many errors of his way.

  • Robert

    I remember reading about a Mormon couple who donated $80,000 they had set aside for college for their small children to the church to pass prop 8.

    And when it was overturned I was happy that they wasted that money for nothing. Do you think the church was willing to give back their kids’ college funds? Even more delicious it would be if one of their kids came out.

    They deserved the loss of that money by using it for evil purposes. It would be poetic justice if a child of theirs ended up gay.

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      I really wouldn’t wish that on an innocent child.

      You know how ‘parents’ like that would treat the kid.

    • Reality.Bites

      Helpful advice: if you’re going to steal from the people who will eventually decide what kind of home you’re going to, don’t brag about it.

  • dcurlee

    Praise be

  • Robert

    Yeah… he up and pulled a Falwell. Now if only Pat Robertson, that walking definition of idiot would pull a Falwell, this country would be a better place.

    • Librarykid

      D. James Kennedy did his part, even if many decades too late.

  • Jay Silversmith

    You should always speak good of the dead. He’s dead. Good.

    • EdA

      Sorry. You beat me to this!

  • greenmanTN

    We will never know the extent to which the Mormon church influenced the Prop 8 vote. I remember reading about relatively poor Mormon households who suddenly had $100,000 dollars to donate to anti-gay organizations. They laundered church money, made opposition to gay marriage a requirement. Remember the head of an independent film organization who donated money for Prop 8 and got fired? Boo fucking Hoo.

    The good news is those actions caused a backlash within the church.

    • Librarykid

      I remember how afraid the Prop 8 backers were of having the campaign donors’ names published for fear of it ruining their businesses and careers.

      (Sound of Muttley laughing)

  • Longpole

    Let’s look at some other creepy people that lived too long…
    Phyllis Schlafly 92
    Strom Thurmond 98
    Charles Manson 83
    Pat Robertson 87 maybe still alive?

    • William

      Jesse Helms 86

      • Longpole

        Forgot about that nasty man.
        I predict that Ann Coulter will live into her 90’s.
        Not sure what her face will look like by then.

        • agcons

          Her face will look exactly as it does now. Why bother aging a mask?

  • ceeenbee
    • Phil2u

      I must admit, I had to “pray” over that for a few moments. I’m not as sharp as I once was.

  • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

    I’ve never understood why they decided on the title “President” for a religious leader. It makes him sound like the head of a corporation. In other news, my husband the ex-Mormon says the next man in line will be even worse than his predecessor. Unless he has a “revelation” or some shit.

    • Natty Enquirer

      Social clubs have presidents, too. You’ve heard too much “President and CEO” blather from the business world.

    • William

      If the title was Grand Poobah, he’d have to wear a funny hat.

    • Librarykid

      Religion is a business and his church is most definitely a corporation.

    • kareemachan

      An ex-boyfriend’s family moved to Alaska to get away from the LDS.

      One time they came to our apartment to enlighten us. I was happy to inform them that I was living in sin with an ex-momo. They were speechless long enough for me to slam the door in their stupid faces.

      • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

        One day, on the way to a medical appointment, I got accosted by a pair of missionaries. They kept me chatting a bit longer than I wanted so I used this as an out: “You know, I live with someone who went on a mission–he’s my partner and…” Lo and behold I have two human-shaped holes in the air in front of me.

  • Gigi
  • PeedeResistance

    ‘Low profile’ *and* ‘humanitarian?’ Fake. Fucking. News.

  • Pizza009

    Rot. In. The. Ground.

  • fuow

    I hope the mother-fucking momo monster died in agony. Pity it didn’t stretch out longer.

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I wonder if he got his own planet.

    Did he soil his magic panties on the way out?

  • Jefe5084

    sorry, not sorry.

    • Librarykid

      Oh So Cute! Is that a hyrax?

      • Jefe5084

        Thanks. It’s a pika.

  • EdA

    Like my encomia for Ronald Rotten, Robert Bork, Antonin Scalia, and Saddam Hussein, “There is a saying that about the dead, one should say nothing but good.”

    “This piece of scheming santorum is now dead. Good.”

    I’m sure that I am not the only person to remember how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day “Saints” tried to cover its tracks, not only in California but also in other states, vis-a-vis depriving Americans of equal justice under law by trying to shift the blame entirely onto the Roman Catholic Church, and particularly the Knights of Columbus. And unless I am mistaken, the Mormons still haven’t come completely clean.

    Oh, and another reminder — when he was running for Senate against Ted Kennedy, Mr. Etch-A-Sketch, aka Willard Mitt Romney, vowed that he would be better for LGBT Bay Staters than Ted Kennedy. Maybe sort of like Benedict Trump, but some years in advance.

    • kareemachan

      I just remember how they “baptized” Holocaust victims and such. Asshats.

  • jmax
  • KnownDonorDad

    There was a direct line from passage of Prop 8 to the backlash that led to its overturn that was left in place by the Supreme Court, to the Windsor decision, to overturns of marriage bans in federal and state courts, and finally Obergefell. Monson set off the petard that spectacularly hoisted his own side.

    Now, about that planet…

    • David Gervais

      Points for using petard correctly!

  • SilasMarner

    Too bad he didn’t die sooner, like 70 years ago.

  • eddiebeskeddie

    I guess not EVERYTHING about the moron church is bad.

  • Palmer

    Oh crap! Television stations will be covering this in minute detail until his wrinkly ass is rotting underground!

    • Mikey

      as compared to.. rotting above ground?

      • Palmer

        Yes. The rot in the upper echelons of the LDS Church wafts across utah and into every nook and cranny it can reach.

  • HZ81

    Oh, and here I went to the bathroom already. Had I known there was a fresh grave to piss on…

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      It’s the thought that counts, even belatedly.

    • edrex

      finish your coffee. there’s work to be done.

      • kareemachan

        Coffee? That’s for amateurs. Here, have a magnum of champers….

  • Ninja0980

    Good riddance you vile hateful bastard.
    And fuck AP for the whitewashing of Prop H8.

  • JIM W

    LDS = Lots of Dumb Shits.

  • nocadrummer

    “Thoughts and Prayers,” @$$hole!

  • Karl Dubhe 2

    I say we baptize him into the Church of Homosexuality.

    It might save his soul.

    • Statistics Palin

      …, but it will certainly shave his hole.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Time to open a bottle of the best bubbly….

  • Puck

    Bye Felicia!!!

  • Cackalaquiano

    Y’all wanna try a post-mortem conversion to Pastafarianism on this guy?

    • kareemachan

      Sorry, but Cthulhu wants him now….

  • Dayglo
  • M Jackson

    Watching the Armistead Maupin “Independent Lens” on PBS last night makes me feel like this guy has no power over me.

  • edrex

    how many virgins does he get? i get so confused about all the details.

  • Mikey

    Well, I for one feel really bad that he died….

    and I didn’t get to spit in his face first.

  • bsinps

    Some days are filled with pleasure

  • Lars Littlefield

    Not since Spencer W. Kimball has the LGBT community, Utah — and by extension, the World — been cursed by such a vile person. Yet the State is forced into an official period of mourning. Well, fuck the memory of Monson and his history
    of destroying LGBT lives. Fuck him into an eternal black void.

  • Sporkfighter

    “Monson will also be remembered for his emphasis on humanitarian work; leading the faith’s involvement in the passage of gay marriage ban in California in 2008; continuing the religion’s push to be more transparent about its past; and lowering the minimum age for missionaries.”

  • JWC

    an evil controlling man

  • Greg B.

    About 60 years too late.

  • kareemachan

    Bummer. No, really. Bummer it took so long.

    ETA: Sorry for the family if they lost a loved one. And THAT, I’m not being snarky about.

  • Jerry Roland

    Hope he is roasting on a turning spit.

  • Bill Harnsberger

    Oh goody. Been waiting for this day a long time. Now I can do a proxy baptism on him. I hereby welcome thee, Thomas Monson, as a full-fledged member of the Church of Dogshit on a Shoe. No takesie backsies.

  • Nowhereman

    Good. The fucking mormon church even sent activists up here to Anchorage to repeal a gay rights initiative. May he rot in hell, or whatever planet bad mormons get sent to.

  • Richard

    Good riddnce

  • MonochromeMouse

    Good, and may the same happen to every other mormon. That cult is almost as big a stain on America as trump.

  • Phillip in L.A.

    Good riddance of bad rubbish

  • Where can we baptize him now that he is dead so his soul ends up in the right place? Any ideas? Mormons like to to this to everyone else don’t they?

  • Regan DuCasse

    I’ll never forget the Mormon Church giving some of their members an ultimatum about remaining with the church, or abandoning gay family members who were no longer welcome as Mormons.
    I guess it surprised that church how many people were willing to stand in line for hours to resign from that church.
    I’ve wondered often how that’s even a tough choice. Or that any religious order could require someone to give up family, and not the church?
    I always say, blood is thicker than any holy book.
    I think more religious communities are starting to learn (if they are smart), not to behave as if they are the only choice for any individual. They aren’t needed nearly as much as they think they are. And they have been the root of much conflict between people who’d otherwise love each other unconditionally.

  • BurningTongues

    Good riddance, hate-mongering cultist.

  • Sporkfighter

    I have to ask . . . in what way is the world a better place for Thomas Monson’s ninety year here? Mormon money was wasted on Prop 8, progressive money was wasted fighting and overturning Prop 8, all to end up where we would have been anyway. Gay Mormon kids left his church or committed suicide because of his stand against civil rights. People have died and will continue to die because of his Church’s support of Republican policies.

    All in all, we’d be at least as well off had he never been born.

  • xzargo

    Enjoy sucking Satan’s cock in Hell!

  • Phil2u

    Does anyone study this “religion?” I read that it has declining membership and then I read that it is nevertheless one of the wealthiest organizations in the country. Any insight anyone?

    • Lee Grupsmith-Pedersen

      I have dipped into the Book of Mormon from time to time, but whenever I get to the Book of Ether I fall asleep…

  • JCF
  • Sam D. Maloney

    Why the hell is the AP pushing the ‘gay marriage ban’ as an example of his ‘humanitarian’ work? Must be a bigot in the woodpile…

  • jerrydoubleu .

    bye bye asshole

  • That_Looks_Delicious

    Thanks, Obama.

  • Bigoted motherfucker. I wish I believed in hell.

  • cleos_mom

    I didn’t know the Associated Press ever did puff pieces. Silly me.

  • You should only say good things about the dead.

    This asshat is dead. Good.