Sunday, November 16, 2008

Olympia, WA: Bash Back! Attacks Mormon Church

Last night, under the veil of fog, we visited the Church of Latter Day Saints. We left their locks glued with anarchist messages scrawled in spray paint over their boring veneer.

We did this to show our solidarity with all who are resisting heterosexism everywhere, hopefully to spur them into action; and also because we are angry at the amount of money and propaganda that the Mormon church pumped into the homophobic Proposition 8 campaign. From their disgusting commercials to their despicable sermons to those gross lawn signs, we are sick of this parade of bigotry. The Church has to pay.

We as anarchists are opposed to marriage but we see that this blatantly anti-gay act as a threat to all us gay, lesbian, transgendered and queer folk. The Proposition 8 campaign was used as a medium to instill homophobic fear into the population of California so as to squash queer culture, it is dangerous to let these actions go unchecked and not confronted.

Liberating our sexual fantasies and desires is dangerous to this rigid system, because free people enjoying themselves in a plethora of ways sexually will eventually want to enjoy themselves in other areas of life too, capitalism doesn’t want sexually liberated people because they ask too many questions and may not show up to work on time (or at all).

The Mormon church (just like most churches) is a cesspool of filth. It is a breeding ground for oppression of all sorts and needs to be confronted, attacked, subverted and destroyed. The church reinforces sexism, transphobia, homophobia, racism, capitalism, and leaves it’s members emotionally wounded and unable to engage in critical thinking. The Mormon church teaches us to hate our bodies, not to trust ourselves or our desires. This ends up deforming us as healthy sexual and communal beings. This is unacceptable.

This is a few reasons why an affinity group of the Olympia, Washington Chapter of Bash Back! decided to attack their church with glue and paint. Let this be a warning to the Mormon church, dissolve completely or be destroyed. The choice is yours..



Anonymous said...

We'd like to issue a clarification.

Olympia's above-ground chapter of Bash Back! is not claiming responsibility for the Mormon Church action of 11/15.

We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate its success and encourage further actions of queer resistance everywhere.

Olympia Bash Back!, motherfuckers!


Anonymous said...

Dissolve or be destroyed? Do you seriously think a little glue and some paint will have any impact other than to reinforce the church's convictions? You morons should do a little research--the church was forged in the fires of persecution and any persecution today is just going to make it stronger. That's how LDS people react to this kind of childishness. Weak tactics, friends. Extremely weak.

Anonymous said...

ja, ja, ja, blog so very funy...