Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mormon Persecution Museum Opens

Persecution Museum Now Open on Temple Square
The Salt Lake News - published Wednesday, April 15, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY - The Mormon Persecution Museum opens to the public today. The newest attraction on Temple Square, it boasts an impressive collection of historical artifacts, artwork, film and photography that depicts the maltreatment of members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In addition to its permanent collection, the museum will also host temporary exhibits. The first of these, The Brethren: Latter-day Martyrs for the Faith, focuses on the marginalization of the current Mormon leadership.

LDS Church curator, Rufus G. Bigelow, passionately promotes the museum's first special event. "Most people don't realize how much abuse is leveled at the humble servants of God who guide and direct our Church," he explained. "Patrons of this exhibit will come away without any doubt of the existence of what the Brethren have long known to be the vast anti-Mormon conspiracy." 

Visitors may experience the vast conspiracy Bigelow refers to via multi-media presentations aimed at exposing the Brethren's myriad nemeses. Targets include Feminists, So-Called Intellectuals, So-Called Gays, So-Called Historians, Whiners, Wimps, Comedians, Immodestly Dressed Women and Children, Counterfeit Couples, Mothers Who Think They Know, Part Tithe Payers, The Three Men who Shouted "Opposed" at General Conference, etc.

"The event runs the gamut when it comes to anti-Mormon elements," Bigelow said. "It delves into the mind of each variety of anti-Mormon, examines his particular brand of bitterness, outlines his delusional objectives, and describes his doomed means of achieving them."

Despite the breadth and diversity of its subject, Bigelow says the exhibit successfully stays on message. "The unifying theme is that all of these different forms of bigotry stem from the enemy's collective desire to sin and/or be easily offended."

The LDS General Authorities enjoyed a private tour of the museum on Monday. Their response is said to be highly enthusiastic.

"The Brethren are thrilled by this long overdue retribution," said LDS Church spokesperson, LaDell Dart. "Finally, the world will have the opportunity to see that they are the true victims."

"Already there is talk of expanding," Dart added. "Plans are in the works for an adjoining library, an interpretive center, and maybe even a research institute. In the coming years, the Persecution Museum is expected to grow into a full blown Persecution Complex."

Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hours extend to 9:00 p.m. the first Monday of every month to accommodate special Family Home Evenings. Closed Sunday. The "Latter-day Martyrs" exhibit will be on display in the Orrin Porter Rockwell Gallery from now until August 15, 2015.

17 comments:

  1. As a charitable gesture, will they be giving free tickets to Middle Eastern refugees who were ACTUALLY persecuted for their religion?

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    1. While we're on the subject of religious persecution...

      http://infidel753.blogspot.com/2015/04/persecution-of-christians-in-middle-east.html

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    2. Thanks for the link, Ahab. Amazing that Mormons and other fundamentalists cry persecution in the US while real religious persecution exists in parts of the world that are dominated by extremist religions.

      Funny how when the Mormons claim to be discriminated against, it's usually because they've been criticized for their own efforts to discriminate.

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  2. Is there a gift shop with quilted tote bags, flowery aprons hand-sewn by faithful handmaidens, and Jell-o cookbooks? Please say there is?

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    1. OMG. Marion, you just wrote my next post!!

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  4. There were too many typos even for my rahter lame standards, so I'm reposting with a few corrections.

    My relatives would probably volunteer to be living vignettes reenacting their personal persecution atrocities in the museum. They love to tell competing persecution stories and always think that their personal incidents of persecution have to be worse than what any other relative or any other Mormon has suffered. The stories they recount are things like someone looking at them funny when they kneel and have family prayer on the floor of a busy restaurant. (I think there was something in the Sermon on the mount about not praying on street corners, which is essentially the same thing, one would suppose, but who am I to call them on their failure to follow The Savior? Furthermore, who in the hell wouldn't stare at such a spectacle?

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    1. Kneeling to pray in the restaurant?! Talk about dedication. Your relatives deserve their own exhibit.

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  5. wow, Alexis, I've seen plenty of bowed heads in a restaurant; but kneeling?? That's taking it to an ever more faithful and humiliating level.

    Donna, this is one of my favorite posts ever. You nailed it. I also love that the list of 'so called enemies' is growing.

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  6. Thanks JJ. The list is endless in their minds.

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  7. The persecution complex is alive and well. We lived in a very well to do ward in Idaho, many dentists and doctors etc., in the ward. Their wives' were adorable 30 something stay at homes moms living in their 4,000 plus sq. ft. immaculately decorated homes, making comments in R.S. about being persecuted. That always brought a smile to my face, as I thought about people in other parts of the world who were suffering terrible persecutions, and these ladies seriously thought they were being persecuted for their beliefs, as they spent the day at the spa and dined out with their friends.

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    1. Thanks for sharing this Debbie. Not many people outside of these heavily LDS communities realize this.

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  8. The problem in Utah is that all the "white" people in general and Mormons in particular, are divinely blessed to do as they please and always remain innocent, because the color of their skin indicates that they are pure. They have the blessing of their god to plunder and murder endlessly the "non-whites" as the latter are anathematized by the great demiurge: the color of their skin bears the stamp of slavery, dependence and exploitation. As "god" (in lower case) issued its final judgment through the Doctrine of the Manifest Destiny. The imperial "Nephites" act as they will to subdue the wild "Lamanites". Amen. There is no way to attack this cultic deviation, because the masses of white people in Utah have been indoctrinated in such a racist lunacy, and the whole state is ran under the delusive racial ideology of the Mormons, who feel they are acting in the name of god (in lower case). The book of Mormon was a ripoff of a novel called "The Spaulding Manuscript" that was written by a minister in Joseph Smith's hometown. The entire religion was started as a scam in order to get money and sex. This is not my opinion, it is historical fact.

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    1. Interesting insight Amravin. On the money about the history too.

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  9. The problem in Utah is that all the "white" people in general and Mormons in particular, are divinely blessed to do as they please and always remain innocent, because the color of their skin indicates that they are pure. They have the blessing of their god to plunder and murder endlessly the "non-whites" as the latter are anathematized by the great demiurge: the color of their skin bears the stamp of slavery, dependence and exploitation. As "god" (in lower case) issued its final judgment through the Doctrine of the Manifest Destiny. The imperial "Nephites" act as they will to subdue the wild "Lamanites". Amen. There is no way to attack this cultic deviation, because the masses of white people in Utah have been indoctrinated in such a racist lunacy, and the whole state is ran under the delusive racial ideology of the Mormons, who feel they are acting in the name of god (in lower case). The book of Mormon was a ripoff of a novel called "The Spaulding Manuscript" that was written by a minister in Joseph Smith's hometown. The entire religion was started as a scam in order to get money and sex. This is not my opinion, it is historical fact.

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  10. I sure hope they have an exhibit for "Meanies Who Attack Our Faith With Facts." Members would flock to see that one.

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    1. Ah, yes. Or bigots who oppose our defense of traditional marriage.

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