Why are Mormons so racist and judgeme...
The Truth

Wichita, KS

#188 Dec 5, 2012
Don't even start. Why can you not be kind and open your mind up to possibilities? I am a Mormon and for 16 years I have had a strong belief in this church. Why do you not go to mormon.org and search for yourselves?
Let me quote a scripture from the Bible if that is what you all truely only believe in,
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" Matthew 7:7
Please try to keep your mind open to different people and different religions.
If you do judge Mormons, do so fairly.
Not ashamed

Hill Afb, UT

#189 Dec 11, 2012
I love being part of the church of Latter Day Saints
Jemi

Rochester, MN

#190 Dec 12, 2012
wrose wrote:
First, right off the bat, let me say that I'm a California native. I've been in Utah for several years and am dying to leave. The level of intolerance for any point of view not sanctioned by the Mormon church is a force to be reckoned with. Community services are few because you are supposed to belong to the church and they'll look after you.
I live in Ogden and had an Obama sign stolen from my yard. I put up another. The city government here borders on fascistic. You can actually get a $100 ticket if your grass is an inch too long or your car is parked crooked in your driveway. The vaunted "Utah work ethic" is nothing more than an extension of LDS programming not to question authority and let your employer walk all over you so you can snitch your fellow employees out to make yourself look good.
There is absolutely no way to convince a Utah native that the rest of the country does not feel or act the same way.
For the record, I am a mormon, so take my answer any way you want. but here's my opinion. You are seeing the worst mormons by living in Utah. don't get me wrong. Lots of them are probably great people. But they have 'utah mormon' syndrome, and I don't know how to explain it other than they are kinda... concieted, because they're surrounded by other 'righteous' people. My sister moved to Utah and hates it. My best friend moved there and hates it. Many people say that they're mormon, but don't follow the standards. Utah mormons as a whole do not accurately reflect the true values of our church.

“I Love My Life!”

Since: Nov 08

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#191 Dec 13, 2012
Jemi wrote:
<quoted text>For the record, I am a mormon, so take my answer any way you want. but here's my opinion. You are seeing the worst mormons by living in Utah. don't get me wrong. Lots of them are probably great people. But they have 'utah mormon' syndrome, and I don't know how to explain it other than they are kinda... concieted, because they're surrounded by other 'righteous' people. My sister moved to Utah and hates it. My best friend moved there and hates it. Many people say that they're mormon, but don't follow the standards. Utah mormons as a whole do not accurately reflect the true values of our church.
I would agree with you.
LDS

Salt Lake City, UT

#192 Jan 4, 2013
The church is true. Amen
terri

Fairfield, CA

#193 May 18, 2013
Non mormon wrote:
Utah native the living amongst mormons is appauling to see their true colors and behaviors they inflict upon theur kids. Most unaccepting racist ppl whom claim to be christians. Growing up I recall being amongst a large community of mormons in our neighbor hood in Layton, they all seem so kind and nice bringing cookies and cakes welcoming you to the neighborhood. They alliw their kids to play with you a few weeks, then the parents ask if you want to go to church with the family on sunday, if you go and get converted joining the girl scouts and boy scouts too held at the churches you have awesome neighbors and block party cook outs and they include you in all their activities, but beware if they invite you to church and you shun the church idea, no more playing with their children, no more invites to block parties your now ostrisized by the community as a whole and you get to sit in the neighborhood and watch from afar, and halloween you wnt get the BOO phantom either, no cookies for you. They will try to convert you at least once a year sending the missionaries CON vince you that the cross you were around your neck is a sin and freemasons love you. The whole system seems revolved around the church so much for seperation of church and state. If your a single parent back to the osterizing. I did eventually around high school make some mormon friends secretly their parents had zero knowledge god forbid but a interesting characteristic that plauged these young girls was incest and sexual family abuse. Scary! They always try to pretend that they are accepting of other nationalities with some even being members, but their history tells a story and the old school Bishops and prophets still carry that with them abd it shows through their teachings.
That's is so true. I cold heartly believe that utal is a very hateful state.Am african american and i and my family had to pass through utal and i can say yes i strongly believe their a hateful state. This is what happen to us. my children wanted too play at their stupid racist park, well at that time i had no ideal that they were racist. well do ypu know that someone had the nerves too call the police on my family and me and the cops sit there the whole time in their cars watching us. Not just that the white people at the park would not let their kids play with our so every one left and we were the only ones there thats when the two butt hole cops showed up. I try to teach my babies to not let people like them spoiled their fun. We contiue playing for a very long time. so yes mormons are racist. First impression do count.
Born in Utah

Ogden, UT

#194 Aug 2, 2013
Well, I do believe Utah is a really judgemental state. I don't feel comfortable dressing a certain way because people stare. I travel and go everywhere with my family and when I went to California I walked around in a bikini. I didn't feel awkward and in Utah I feel like I have to dress a certain way. Also, things I say are being judged. I know I'm only 17 but people need to chill out. Don't stare or correct me. I'm a catholic and I don't have anything against you just please let me live my life. I love Utah but I need to get away. I don't recommend livin in Utah.
Hans

Salt Lake City, UT

#195 Sep 17, 2013
Heh, it makes me laugh when I look up why people hate my religion. I suppose it doesn't matter if I know it is true :) Oh and yeah, it is. All these negative "facts" about our religion are some of the same things the "bad guys" in the book of Mormon say to try to keep others from the church.

Oh, and many of my best friends are african american and Polynesian. Stop going and insulting people without even really researching them, which I know you aren't, or at least not from reliable sources, because most of what you said is just a plain lie.^^
jamie

Salt Lake City, UT

#196 Sep 24, 2013
Roofus wrote:
Thank you for your post. ;)
Nice to know someone feels.thinks differently.
When Mormons bear their testimony it makes me want to throw up. I converted at 16 went on a mission and left at 21, literally the most judgemental, hypocritical people I have ever and probably will ever encounter, ever. LDS is a fraud, controlling and the temple is an abomination.
LDS

Salt Lake City, UT

#197 Nov 10, 2013
You know by being judgmental toward us it doesn't help your case. If you want to judge us we'll judge you simple as that. But most of us don't. Maybe you met a few bad ones and felt like you didn't belong but that doesn't mean you need to persecute us. And I'm a convert so I wasn't Mormon before and I've never had any of you peoples experiences and WE ARE NOT RACIST Christ teaches to live everyone for they are a child of god. You'd know this if you'd attend and listen to know the words I speak are true and I humbly say these words in the name of Jesus Christ Amen
Blown away

Cedar City, UT

#198 Dec 8, 2013
Blow wrote:
Try living in Utah. It will blow your mind.
I do and it is mind blowing
Jer-Bear

Ogden, UT

#199 Dec 12, 2013
Roofus wrote:
I am in the Air Force, and I moved out here to Utah a little over a year ago. I mainly chose Utah for the scenery and mountain biking. What I am not comfortable with is the constant pressure my 17 y/o son gets at his high school about "converting" to Mormon.
Mormon people seem to be SO judgemental about anyone who isn't LDS, and judgemental about the way we live our lives and the things we've experienced in our lives.
I am white, but the black military people that work for/with me HATE it here, because they get treated like they don't exist down town.
And now that President Elect Barack Obama has been elected, it seems that black people's front porch flags are being torched in Ogden.
What the hell is the matter with these people? Why does Utah have to be so much different than any other part of the U.S.?
It's like living in another country...
I call it, "Living in the Utah Bubble." That is exactly what takes place here as a child growing up. I am not or was LDS but when I decided to go to public school I was sickened with the brain washing deluded ways of herding these students into a state of absolute fear if they were not in seminary (the concentration camps of LDS). The out of high school you MUST go on a mission or you will be looked down upon and a lower class person. Right after they mission it was straight to baby making as may as they can even if and more so when they can't afford the children they already have....IT is a horrendous vicious cycle.
The church here is not separated from the state by any means that doesn't qualify as enough proof that their really is separation. This church is a VERY powerful institution, it has don't this by withholding information from their member and in doing so gained the backbone and head of the best of what politics and rights we have in this state.
They won't see themselves as judgmental because in their eyes you have not witnessed the truth in religion and try to change who or what your beliefs are because they are so brainwashed from such an early age they don't know or can conceive of how anything but their policies practices and ways could exists since it would be then from the devil if the church didn't approve of it.
I am sorry to hear you have been going through this. Ages 14-21 are a very trying time for young adults to prove they are worthy of the religion. Massive brainwashing though my fiend.
Please don't take it too hard out on them, they are literally sheep poked and prodded to perform as they do and if they go against the grain of rhythm it is severe shame and excommunication from the church and hence society. Keep your head up and don't think we are all LDS or that all LDS are complete blind sheep brainwashed from a horrifying young age with manicuring stages from so early in life, very very harsh and shunned and excommunication comes swiftly to those who stand up against what is being stated repetitively over and over into them, The ones who are brave enough to chew on th material and not just swallow it hole like a wild animal are the ones the church makes sure are not allowed or given the opportunity to question their practices and hierarchy of some very very strong political ties across the globe with INTENSE monies and resources to make sure their way of thinking is the only way of thinking...sheep down the tough too slater...they honestly don't know how to act better around foreigners outside utah.

take the good with th bad though
they are generally nice caring people and keeps the society less crime ridden(argueably)

not all of them are so bullheaded its just the conditioning that leads to most in that direction

Peace be with you man- enjoy the mountains here!
shay

Memphis, TN

#200 Jan 9, 2014
Was raised there not mormon and that's what forced me too be away! They pushed me out. Cannot stand that place or anybody there! Open your eyes Mormons! There is more to life than your pretend to be perfect little world. Never seen so many fake people.
shay

Memphis, TN

#201 Jan 9, 2014
To move away. Auto correct problems...
Shand

Salt Lake City, UT

#202 Feb 6, 2014
I'm a Mormon from Utah. I have Mormon friends and non-Mormon friends. None of my Mormon friends or me judge each other or our other Non-Mormon friends. Live and let live. I heard from a couple people that there were rumors going around that I had been judging everyone. They said that I would be nice to people but once they turned around, I would whisper and lie about them. These rumors were about my friends and other Mormons too. I was never judging. I have better things to do with my life than sit and worry about how other people live theirs. My older brother left the church, and I love him to death.
Last summer I moved to a different part of Utah, and it does seem like the Mormon kids and just a little bit more of a group... less accepting I guess would be the way to put it. But it's not just the Mormons. I have a a girl in one of my college classes.(I won't say what her religion is because I don't want to offend people of that religion.) She seems very judgmental and totally throws her religion at people when she gets the chance. But I said she SEEMS judgmental. I haven't broken into her diary or anything so how can I know if she is actually judging or just seems that way?
People say that Mormons are so prejudice against non-whites or other religions.. and maybe some are (hopefully not) but there are a lot of people out there that are prejudice against Mormons.
Just because I'm Mormon doesn't mean that I'm judgmental, and it doesn't mean I'm prejudice.
jarren

United States

#203 Apr 19, 2014
That's right ur my man my uncle got shot cuz he wasn't morman
Ogdenbeauty

United States

#204 Mar 11, 2016
We moved here last year. I work here on civilian side and my husband works on the military side. I have not felt the hate. I have heard stories. But we do keep to ourselves. Our children have made friends with lds and non. But I think the reflection of the child falls on the shoulders of the parents. Parents feel they do their children justice by secluding them and protecting them. But the child will still fall astray or stay on the path of rightous no matter what you do. We focus on our family and not others and I really do not care if people dislike me or not. As for the burning of flags etc. That again is reflective of the person and it is not just mormons who fall into the race wars. Sadly we can not evolve past the fact that people are different. There are racist every where. If people let them drive them away they will continue. Usually they will move. It is very white in North Utah. No diversity. My children went from being minority to being majority and that was an adjustment. But a place is as good as you let it be.
Pdiggs

Salt Lake City, UT

#205 Mar 22, 2016
The Truth wrote:
Don't even start. Why can you not be kind and open your mind up to possibilities? I am a Mormon and for 16 years I have had a strong belief in this church. Why do you not go to mormon.org and search for yourselves?
Let me quote a scripture from the Bible if that is what you all truely only believe in,
"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" Matthew 7:7
Please try to keep your mind open to different people and different religions.
If you do judge Mormons, do so fairly.
I've lived in salt lake my whole life. In thoughs 27 yr I can fairly say most Mormons are very judge mental and out of touch with the rest of the world around them. But in my opinion most religions are judgementl thats why I've realized you can be a spiritual loving person without religion that's the problem if your Mormon catholic or what ever it's all just away to control people. Keep spirituality and religious cults separate there different.
Leave Mealone

Mesa, AZ

#206 Oct 1, 2016
Jemi wrote:
<quoted text>

For the record, I am a mormon, so take my answer any way you want. but here's my opinion. You are seeing the worst mormons by living in Utah. don't get me wrong. Lots of them are probably great people. But they have 'utah mormon' syndrome, and I don't know how to explain it other than they are kinda... concieted, because they're surrounded by other 'righteous' people. My sister moved to Utah and hates it. My best friend moved there and hates it. Many people say that they're mormon, but don't follow the standards. Utah mormons as a whole do not accurately reflect the true values of our church.
I live in Arizona. They must be heavily influenced here too. I am non Mormon, and moved here a few years ago from the Midwest. Moved right into a "Mormon" neighborhood. At first they were friendly waving hi and such. Then one day one of them came out and asked some private questions that were none of his business. He wanted to know my marital status, employment status, etc. Didnt offer any of HIS private info. I am single and am staying with a relative for now. After this, I suspect someone close is hacking into our network. Our internet connection slowed way down. I used to date a stripper and I like hard rock music. Its like they saw all this and now no more waves or anything. I even saw one of the "friendly" Mormons at Walmart one day. She was looking right at me when I waved at her and she just snubbed me. Their kids run past our house like its a live bomb about to blow up. I was told in the beginning that Mormons are told not to speak to Non Mormons on certain days. I am a Christian despite my wild past and I have always read That God says to Love others as you love yourself. So if Mormons dont believe in being nice to Non Mormons, what does that tell you about the Mormon religion? God did NOT intend for this behavior. So now I just ignore the Mormons here except for one "nice" family. But it still angers me that someone is hacking our network. What gives them the RIGHT just because I am unmarried? They dont know me at all, and they have NO RIGHT to judge me or break into our Network. I wonder how they would like it if I did the same to them? Im sure there is some corruption in the Mormon church its all over the internet. Then we can run past their houses-lol
Frank of keeping it real

United States

#208 Dec 28, 2016
humble wrote:
I also was forced to go to a Mormon church as a child, I never liked it, actually dispised it, I never felt like I belonged. Utah can be a real hard place to live because of the materialistic mormons if you let it. I have to say I am now a born again Christian as of Sept of last year, I thank God every day.
Well, good for you. You've teafef one mythical fairy talr for another.

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