item came from the London Daily Telegraph. It shows that terrorism, which
is at the soul of all Mormonism since the Green Meadow Massacre, is now back in
fashion, and the Mormon officials are not stopping it.
of a sect of non-drinking, non-smoking Mormons are terrorising Salt Lake City
by using violence to enforce their beliefs.
themselves as sober soldiers in a corrupt and polluted society, the group members
go to war using knuckle-dusters, knives, Molotov cocktails and pipe bombs.
rapidly-growing moral watchdog movement, calling itself Straight Edge, has been
blamed for bombings and arson attacks on animal-product stores and at least 40
cases of arson, vandalism and serious assault. Its 1,000-plus mostly young, middle-class,
white, vegetarian members, who communicate through their own Internet web sites,
favour shaved heads, combat fatigues and tattoos.
Police say that one of their favourite methods of intimidation is a "kerb sandwich"
- putting a victim's mouth over the edge of a kerb and then stamping on the back
of his head. One group member said: "We believe in what's right and we are prepared
to fight for it."
former "Straight Edge" member checks in:
point in writing you the email is to enlighten you on the Straight Edge revolution
that hit the Salt Lake City area in the mid-late 90s. I was a member of that organization,
and not all of us were violent as we were made out to be. Straight Edge was also
not related to the Mormon church in any way. I had many Straight Edge friends
who, like unto yourself, found the Mormon church, and most of it beliefs, to be
contradictory to what they believed to be true. All I wanted to do was put some
light on the Straight Edge issue-- hopefully I have. After all, I myself being
a Mormon, and once being Straight Edge, means that God was once Straight Edge
so it can't be all bad ;)
The last sentence was a funny based on the teaching that the Mormon men become
gods in eternity. So, if Mormons are right, the above letter was from god himself.
And the farmer hauled another load away..... I am not convinced of course, since
"Straight Edge" was based in the shadow of the Mormon Temple.