August 22, 2011

I'm being repressed!

I read this:

Jewish people have the Anti-Defamation League "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people." Muslims have the Council on American-Islamic Relations "to enhance understanding of Islam." Now . . . the Foundation for Apologetic Information and Research is announcing the formation of the Mormon Defense League.

And after realizing it was not from The Onion, the first thing that popped into my mind was this:

Dennis: Come and see the violence inherent in the system. Help! Help! I'm being repressed!
King Arthur: Bloody peasant!
Dennis: Oh, what a giveaway! Did you hear that? Did you hear that, eh? That's what I'm on about! Did you see him repressing me? You saw him, didn't you?

A plague of professional offense-taking has been sweeping the nation for lo these many years. The antidote is to laugh it out of existence. The "MDL" is a good place to start.

(Frankly, practically every PR problem the Mormon church has is the result of trying solve its bad PR with more PR, instead of, you know, fixing the problem.)

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# posted by Blogger Th.
8/23/2011 12:43 PM   

Well said.
8/23/2011 4:55 PM   
Ha! Right on.
# posted by Blogger Joe
8/24/2011 9:02 AM   
What makes no sense is that it isn't sponsored by or affiliated with the actual LDS church. How does that make any sense?

Say I get contacted by the MDL about my book about vampires and Mormons. I ask if they represent the LDS church, they say no. I say; if they don't care, why do you?
# posted by Blogger Joe
8/24/2011 9:19 AM   
The more I think about this, the more baffled I become. What reporter would contact a bunch of cranks rather than the actual LDS church for answers?

Plus, the phrase "useful idiots" comes to mind.
# posted by Anonymous Dan
8/24/2011 5:45 PM   
One challenge is going to be upholding the premise that Mitt Romney, the hundred million dollar man, is a repressed Mormon.

Good luck with that!