[quote="Catydidd, post:1, topic:217851"]
****A friend posted a Facebook status that really bugged me. I didn't respond (who wants to fight on FB? Especially with a friend?) but it definitely made me consider muting my friend's posts for the foreseeable future. What do you all think of this?
"I tried to think of the scariest possible costume this year... so I have decided to go as an Evangelical Fox news preacher. I am going to have a big Golden Cross, my hair slicked back, a bible with the pages cut out filled with money, A fox news pin, and have tea bags hanging from the bible. Then im gonna do my best to imitate Glen Beck..."
I guess this really bugs me because this friend was in RCIA two years ago. I was helping out with the class. She stopped going and just got super, super anti faith and ueber liberal about social topics (abortion, gay marriage, etc.) seemingly overnight.
I'm also really confused about the Glenn Beck comment because she's a former Mormon, and I would think she'd know that Glenn Beck is a Mormon...
So, what are your thoughts? ****
In general, it is easy to be offended by the opinions of others. It's one of the risks of living in a free society. You certainly have the right to be offended and tell her so. She also has the right to her thoughts and opinions.
AFA the Mormon thing. I am a former Mormon. It's not uncommon for former Mormons to still have a bad taste in their mouth about their experiences and what the LDS church came to represent to them.
It took me awhile to get past the baggage that came having been LDS. There are some very legit reasons to be angry at the LDS leadership and the spiritual mind-twist you go thru as a Mormon. Not condoning your friend's comments, but completely, FULLY, understand why she is where she is at when it comes to her position as a former Mormon.
My only truly-ment-to-be-charitable advise to you with that part. Walking the LDS path, realizing how misled and lied to you have been does something to one at the deepest core. Pray for her. It can take YEARS to recover from Mormonism. I know it did me.
Pray for her. And be charitable to her, even though you dont condone.