The Weekly Mero Moment

Many know Paul Mero of Sutherland Institute gives a weekly “Mero Moment” via radio to Cache Valley (why there??). On Dec 22nd, Mero claimed that the Mormons are being discriminated against in Utah.

Ok, so I just started paying attention to these Mero Moments and this may need to start being a weekly feature here. Who the hell is giving this guy a microphone? In his last address before the holiday break, Paul Mero addressed the topic of Religious Freedom and the importance of leaving religion in politics. He claims that “in an increasingly secularized culture, the real threat isn’t theocracy, the real threat is discounting and demeaning religious influence..” as a basis for the wonderful way in which the LDS (Mormon) church influences our local politics.

You see, in Paul’s mind, “..our country is filled with a vast majority of people who profess Christianity,.. we’re a Christian nation.  The same can be said about Utah being a “Mormon state.”” Under the pretext of Religious Freedom, this gives almost unlimited license to those belonging to the Mormon faith in Utah to use their influence both on a cultural and political level, while at the same time portraying themselves as the victim. Yeesh.

You know, I’m aware of how much I’ve focused on the “Meronites” lately but I just can’t get over what these Asshats are up to. At least we can all breathe a sigh of relief that no-one is taking them seriously in their claim to know how to “perfect” our new non-discrimination ordinaces by including in the exempt list of people/organizations not only religions, but “religious adherants.” So…. if they get their way these laws are only binding on Atheists.

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5 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Jasonthe on January 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    Eric,

    As co-host of KVNU FTP — where we “give this guy a microphone” — let me chime in.

    First off, the Speak Up series is open to any who wish to contribute. If you would like to submit a counter to Mr. Mero’s pontifications, let nothing but the limitations of recording software and time stop you.

    Second, though I disagree with the majority of what Paul has to say, he gains my utmost respect for being a true believer in the importance of dialog and discussion.

    Rather than imply that our oponents be silenced or barred from the microphones and blogs, we should capitalize on the opportunity to engage then in a public narrative.

    Many may not like or agree with what Paul says each Tuesday on our show. And I challenge any who do to speak up rather than advocate stifling the advances we all benefit from when a real conversation takes place.

    Jason
    The Sidetrack,
    KVNU’s For the People

    Reply

    • Posted by ethingtoneric on January 5, 2010 at 3:24 pm

      Jason;

      Thank you for your response! I apologize if my meaning is misconstrued. I would never advocate silencing someone whom I disagree with, rather my point was to express my frustration with the consistent line of extremist right thinking. You say that you do not agree with much of what Paul Mero expresses on your program. Have you ever thought of inviting others to give a counter-point opinion on the same program? Thanks again for your thoughts!

      Reply

  2. Jason is the counter-point opinion. Plus it’s a call in show so anyone can call in and agree or disagree.

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  3. Posted by Kate on January 5, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    You would think if something were the ‘right and true’ thing in politics, a church would have enough faith that their followers will come to the ‘correct’ conclusion. But no, they must tell people how to vote. Doesn’t seem right.

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