Intelligent Mormons just can’t seem to get a break…from other Mormons
It’s kinda like deja vu…a Mormon woman hits a national level media activity…and then self-righteous, holier-than-thou Mormons criticize said public Mormon for what they believe to be her disturbing lack of faith in Mormonism on national TV.
No, this isn’t another post about Joanna Brooks. This is about the reaction to Kristine Haglund’s appearance on C-SPAN, as seen in the By Common Consent comments section.
I first found out about this discussion because it became a front-page post at MetaFilter…and some people simply weren’t impressed with the discussion at BCC:
Is the second link supposed to have anything but [Kristine’s] apologizing to angry blog comments?
It has a helpful link… to the first link.
And finally, from the front-page post author:
I’m sure she and the other contributors to that site would have liked it to be something more. So yes?
So, I decided to check out the discussion at BCC…how bad could it get, considering BCC tends to its garden so conscientiously?
It was bad.
Now, I’ll forgive some people for thinking that the entire Bloggernacle are apostates run by John Dehlin and his queen, Joanna Brooks. But Kristine Haglund simply shouldn’t be getting reactions like this:
Your presentation on c-span was a complete and total embarrasment – not only to you (you really should watch it) but to the Church as a whole. It is a really good thing that your highly impressive deep seeded knowledge of Mormonism helps you understand our faith, Christianity, the omniscience and truth about diety and most of all about “grace”…..because you certainly will need it. Could it be that you are secretly anti-Mormon, and just want attention from the media?
As a successful business woman and member of the Church, living in the mission field all of my life I can understand some of the opinions others have about Mormons. Not only did you justify any negativity or thoughts against our faith, you also fortified them against Mitt Romney. It made me sick listening to you.
I am embarrased and outraged that you would be so condescending and negative against your own.
I challenge you to watch your presentation. You’ll see it.
Or later on, from Tom:
Kristine, I hope if you are a Mormon, your beliefs and convictions run deeper than your comments and portrayal of our faith as portrayed on the panel debate last night. It was obvious that you appeared uncomfortable and nervous about sharing what should have been your true feelings about the LDS faith, if you have them? I’m not ashamed to be a Mormon, and your entire remarks appeared to be of someone not committed to the faith. I’m not sure that you or anyone else knows what President Hinckley would have done with Prop 8.
Like, this is totally a thing. I mean, when these comments aren’t so sad, they are absolutely hilarious…cue the psychoanalysis (just as happened with Joanna Brooks’ column):
Kristine I watched you on c span because I had a feeling that the topic would include Romney and I was right, it did. Kristen I would like to know what was the inner reason that turned u so negative against the church? Was it simply because your a Democrat? There are many Democrats in Utah, I know cause I’ve been to their meetings and know them personally. It is nothing to be ashamed of.
Or is it because your a working women? Heck almost. every woman works outside the home nowadays that is in the church in fact I’ve had every Bishop tell me to go to work and I haven’t listened to them. In fact the only women I see that get callings anymore r only the ones that work outside the home nowadays.
My point is I don’t know why u said such hateful things against Romney and the church, I wish I could have been there to debate with u on this subject again. In fact I challenge u and Alan wolf to another debate only this time with me in it! U had no right to be there representing anything to do with our church or Romney. True u didn’t tell lies but u didn’t tell truths either. There is something terribly wrong with you and your outlook on every thing. Call me next time u debate this subject and I’ll be there.
I still have yet to watch the video, so I do not know what Kristine could have said about Mitt Romney to draw such comments.
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