Monday, April 30, 2007

Utah County Republicans blame Satan for Immigration Woes

It's been a busy week. I'm sure most of you were aware of that. Between wrapping up principal photography on our Untitled Dick Cheney Protest Doc and interviewing Ralph Nader for the Untitled Obesity Doc and working on the proposal for the next couple of projects, we're just up to our eyeballs over here.

But I couldn't help but point this out.

A group of Utah County Republicans (just about 300 of them) ended their recent convention debating Satan's role in illegal immigration.

Check out this excerpt:

Don Larsen, chairman of legislative District 65 for the Utah County Republican Party, had submitted a resolution warning that Satan's minions want to eliminate national borders and do away with sovereignty.

In a speech at the convention, Larsen told those gathered that illegal immigrants "hate American people" and "are determined to destroy this country, and there is nothing they won't do."

Illegal aliens are in control of the media, and working in tandem with Democrats, are trying to "destroy Christian America" and replace it with "a godless new world order -- and that is not extremism, that is fact," Larsen said.


There are so many bizarre, preposterous and ignorant statements in there that I can't even begin to take this guy seriously.

And then I got the idea that this article might have been a joke. Then I did some checking and it got reported here, here and here.

Turns out, it's not a joke. Don Larsen truly believes Satan is the architect of illegal immigration. And, I should note, in all fairness to some of the Republicans there, they did chide him by explaining that this was going to far and would merely provide fodder to the liberal media to make them all like fools.

Damn, that guy was right. They do look like fools and assholes like me are laughing about it. But it also worries the hell out of me.

My favorite reporting of the article, though, had to be the discussion forum set up by Christianity Today. God, this stuff is rich.


Peter said...

Obviously not all Mormons are this wacko in their fundamentalist political interpretations.

If you look at different religions throughout history, and you see when church and state merged, the results were disastrous.

"Religion and Politics." That's a documentary film I'd watch.

Addison said...

Republicans eat their own young.

Take a look at this story. Here is a woman who is a life-long Republican, Veteran and has kids on active duty . The Feds deport her husband on a technicality in his immigration paperwork. No one in her party will give her a meeting or go out on a "limb" and support Family Unity in Immigration Reform. American Theocracy..... judgement without mercy or compassion.