Ye Shall Know Them By Their Fruits

Today’s WTF moment comes courtesy of the Mormon Church, which apparently owns a for-profit, unregulated online gun dealership: was criticised by the Mayor’s office for running classified adverts which allow individuals to buy and sell handguns and other firearms without proper background checks and no questions asked.

The site is owned by Deseret Media, the for-profit arm of the Church of the Latter Day Saints ā€“ also known as the Mormons ā€“ which has come to prominence recently as a result of the presidential run of member Mitt Romney.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a lead campaigner for the regulation of firearms which cause carnage on the streets of New York and across the country, recording an advert aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl calling for greater gun control.

A source who worked on his investigation into online gun sales said: “One would think that a church would feel a special obligation to make sure that they weren’t fuelling a black market for a particularly deadly form of commerce.”

Yes. One would think. But then, one would be wrong. Obligation, shmobligation. Profits are what matters! And if the church profits from death, violence and mayhem? What does the Bible have to say about that?

At a time when Protestant denominations like the Presbyterian Church-USA wrestle with divesting themselves of investments in companies profiting from Israel’s occupation of Palestine, I am absolutely stunned that a major denomination actually profits from unregulated gun sales. This is astonishing.

Reminds me of a scene from that awesome 1981 indie movie, “Ticket To Heaven,” based on the Moonies, when a cult depgrogrammer asks the main character, “Why does Heavenly Father need a munitions factory?”

Why indeed. Next time one of those Mormon mishie kids comes knocking on my door I think I’ll ask them. By the way, if you haven’t seen “Ticket To Heaven,” it’s a great film. Here’s a clip:


Filed under Christianity, cults, gun control, gun violence

11 responses to “Ye Shall Know Them By Their Fruits

  1. Rev. Moon, The USA’s own Kim Il Sung.
    Is it just me or does that Wiki’s photo of Kim Jong Il look like Gary Shandling?

    That the SLC LSD Morons would be in the gunz biz should not surprise anyone. I believe that Marriott Corp. which is likely still controlled by the Morons was one of the hotel chains which was sellin’ lotz of teh PORN to its guests, causing some angst for the REAL KKKristians. Fucking hypocrites.

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  3. Dennis Munro

    Nice, Rmoney’s charitable contributions at work.

  4. JR in WV

    You mention the Bible, but you should be taking about the Book of Mormon, which for LDS over-rules and supercedes the Bible. That’s why most Christian denominations don’t think LDS members are Christians.

  5. Randy

    Off topic…Shameless Brag Post…I was labeled a “Pacifist Pansy” in a gun control debate this weekend. My life is complete. Forgive my indulgence.

  6. Randy:

    If you haven’t already been there:

    Mikeb puts up dozens of posts a week about idiotz wit teh gunz. When he allows unmoderated comments and anonymous sockpuppetry his threads are long–and filled with mostly reiKKKwing cant and gunzloonzliez. When he moderates it’s mostly fairly short threads but the comment threads aren’t infested with lunatics.

  7. Corporations are people; religions are corporations; guns are a religion.
    Actual humans are just fodder. What have we become?