The following regards my recent statements on the founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons), and is correspondence to a member of the church formerly known to me when I was an active member from 2011 to 2014:
Then perhaps your church’s members should stop attacking my opinions and facts with falsehoods and false arguments? I have seen LDS members I knew post things such as 43% of welfare benefits are received by illegal aliens (mathematically impossible) and all manner of other fear-mongering, false, and discriminatory statements. It’s been more than 2–3… more like 5–7, and I will not put up with the abuse. They are all blocked now.
I will keep this brief. The LDS’s foundation is on very shaky ground for a great many reasons including Joseph Smith’s origins and actions, the lack of fossil evidence to support Jesus’s ministry in the Americas, the church’s longstanding discrimination against various groups, as well as polygamy which continued far longer than is generally known. It is not an attack on your faith to point out these facts, and there isn’t any getting around the fact that the current President of the United States’s actions, statements, and behaviors are misaligned with many Christian values (such as his statements in the Access Hollywood tape), so it reflects poorly on your church’s membership to be inured to him.
There are professors at BYU (a church university) who have been excommunicated for trying to present and maintain a true account of the church’s historical records (rather than a whitewashed account).
If this is an attack on your faith, then perhaps that is just a culturally shared persecution complex.
Further suggested reading: NPR: Evangelicals And Mormons Are Political Allies, But Theological Rivals