August 17, 2019
These silly Mormons are at it again with their rules about what you can and can’t do!
What a bunch of silly-pants!
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints wants to make clear that vaping, green tea and fancy coffee drinks are off limits under the religion’s dietary code, which is meant to keep members from consuming unhealthy substances.
Mormon leaders pointed to an article in its youth magazine New Era which reminded readers that the Word of Wisdom prohibits “hot drinks”, understood to mean tea and coffee, and harmful or habit-forming substances.
E-cigarettes are highly addictive, “iced tea is still tea” and any drink ending in “-ccino” probably has coffee and breaks the rules, the church wrote.
Recreational marijuana is also banned but medical marijuana and opioids are fine when used as prescribed by a doctor.
The Christian sect – widely known as the Mormon church – had previously said it approved of medical marijuana in certain circumstances, but last year it opposed a medical marijuana bill in Utah that it said went too far.
Experts and church members said the clarifications raised as many questions as they answered.
Still, experts and church members said the clarifications raised as many questions as they answered: Why is iced tea off limits if it’s cold? What’s the church’s stance on coffee-flavored desserts? Are drinks with green-tea extract okay?
To Lauren Lethbridge, editor of Brigham Young University’s student newspaper, the Universe, following the Word of Wisdom is about obedience to the church. She said her friends have been talking about the clarification that green tea violates the rules because several of them drink juices with green-tea extract. Many of them feel fine about the extract, Lethbridge said, but one friend vowed to throw out her drinks immediately.
The Word of Wisdom is a section of the Doctrine and Covenants, one of the church’s four volumes of scripture. Mormons believe God revealed in 1833 the foods and substances that are good and bad for people to consume. Liquor, tobacco, tea and coffee were prohibited.
What a wild, kooky, backward cult they are.
But they share the same values as all Americans when it comes to what really matters: men fucking other men up the ass.
Washington Post, April 29, 2019:
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints considers same-sex marriage to be a “serious transgression” — and, until this spring, treated Mormons involved in these unions as apostates, subject to church disciplinary hearings that could result in their excommunication.
So a commencement ceremony on Friday at Brigham Young University, the flagship academic institution of the Mormon Church, was an unlikely occasion for this pronouncement: “I stand before my family, friends and graduating class today to say that I am proud to be a gay son of God.”
The affirmation came from Matthew Easton, 24, who was being celebrated as the valedictorian in the political science department — and the graduating senior chosen to deliver remarks at the ceremony for the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences.
Held up as a model for his classmates, he spoke plainly about the part of him that his church finds less commendable. Before an audience of about 10,000 — which included family members to whom he had not disclosed his sexuality — Easton asserted his value and his role in divine intent.
“I am not broken,” he declared. “I am loved and important to the plan of our great creator. Each of us are.”
Among the audience members to whom the announcement came as a surprise was one of Easton’s sisters, who was recording a video of his speech. The camera slipped as she let out a whoop, part of a chorus of cheers that echoed through the Marriott Center. In the middle of the immense sports arena stood Easton, at a lectern bearing his university’s initials. He smiled and paused, waiting for the applause to die down.
“Four years ago, it would have been impossible for me to imagine that I would come out to my entire college,” he continued. “It is a phenomenal feeling. And it is a victory for me in and of itself.”
You see, Americans are all different.
Some are big, some are small, some are black, some are white.
Some have endless documents about tea flavoring in juice, other folks think that’s downright silly.
But we all agree that there is one thing that trumps all else: the fact that men should be fucking each other up the ass.
As long as you enjoy getting fucked up the ass, then you’re as American as iced tea.
Even if you got a message from God that you’re not supposed to drink iced tea.