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Steve Thoreson Speaks on Mormonism to AASF
Date Sunday November 13
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building, 3543 18th (at Valencia), San Francisco 94110
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorLarry Hicok
Steve Thoreson Speaks on Mormonism to AASF
This month Atheist Advocates of SF features Steve Thoreson, founder of SACFAN, the largest atheist group in Sacramento. He also starred in the “Ha Ha Heathens - Godless comedy from four funny infidels” Show. He will speak about Mormonism, the religion into which he was born.

"No fool would ever try to talk about the history and beliefs of the Catholic church in a single hour. Mormon's brief history makes telling the whole story only almost possible. Today's discussion will focus on the foundation of the church, polygamy and political schisms (some branches becoming Warren Jeffs of the FLDS and others leading to Mitt Romney, a mainstream Mormon). If people want to ask about the funny underwear or God living on the planet Kolob, I will be only to happy to discuss it. Talking about Mormonism is my sweetest candy. I have given this talk many times and it is always a blast!"
(more from Steve below)

When: Sunday, November 13th, 3:00 to 5:00 PM (Meeting will start promptly at 3:00)
Location: Audre Lorde Room (Upstairs), Women's Building, 3543 18th (at Valencia), San Francisco 94110
Cost: $6 Renting a meeting room means we must charge admittance. We would appreciate exact change if convenient. Most of all we want you to join us for this talk.
Note: The Women's Building is three blocks from the Mission 16th St. BART. If you don't know the neighborhood we suggest that as you reach the top of the stairs from BART, turn right and walk a few yards to 16th. Then turn left on 16th Street and walk to Valencia, then turn left on Valencia to 18th St.
Parking: Garage at 3255 21st Street (at Lexington)

" "Mormonism is a cult", he calmly tells reporters after introducing Rick Perry at a recent speaking event. Baptist Minister, Robert Jeffries, goes on to say, Mormons have "never been considered a part of mainstream Christianity." Robert Jeffries is a proper Christian and he endorses a proper Christian Republican candidate.
"The Mormon lifestyle embraces healthy marriages and family values... baseball, apple pie and the American way. No cuss words. Any given Mormon and Mr Jeffries' brand of Christian both hate evolution, gay rights and planned parenthood. They both believe that 2,000 years ago, a fatherless man died in order to make amends to his father for all of the evil and nasty stuff that mankind had ever done ever since a woman was convinced by a snake that she should eat an apple after she had been told not to. And yet, among most Christians, a Mormon is about as popular as a rat sandwich. What is it about Mormons that ticks these people off so much?!
"Amazingly, as Mormonism is less than two hundred years old, these answers are very knowable. Unlike historically obscure figures like Jesus or Mohammed, Joseph Smith is well documented. Who knows if there ever really was a Moses! For Joseph Smith and many early Mormons, there are newspapers, biographies and personal diaries. Mountains of first-hand accounts! " “
Added to the calendar on Friday Nov 4th, 2011 4:29 PM

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