Monday, July 20, 2009

Oh, to be nineteen again- maybe not

UPDATE: One last oracle from Elder KevMo over on the Shirt. He is probably correct in his assertion that among the world's 13 million Mormons, there are some who are worse, but I am pretty sure he is in the top one-half of a percent when it comes to exercising poor judgment. That whole part about being a public representative of his church seems lost on him. I believe that there is a lesson here for those of us who fancy ourselves Catholic bloggers.

Ah, the wonders of the digital age! Who'll ever find it on the worldwide web? It is sad when one misguided person humiliates everybody else, but such is the case with one young LDS missionary who thinks himself a gangsta. Of course, being an agent of the anti-Christ, the pope is fair game. In case you didn't get it the first two times, here's more proselytizing by the young and brimming-with-confidence Elder McGill.

If the pictures don't make you cringe, take a look at a few of the young gangsta MC's attempts at dialogue. Let's hope somebody in the LDS Church gets a hold of these.

The antics of this young man are in no way typical of Latter-day Saints. All of the LDS people I know would find all of this as disturbing as I do, if not more so.

A deep diaconal bow to Stephanie, who blogs at The Digital Hairshirt, for bringing this to light and for her sincere efforts help this young man see how and why his public mockery of his own faith and that of others is so very wrong.


  1. The Digital HairshirtJuly 20, 2009 at 8:15 PM

    Deacon Scott,

    Thank you for your kind words. Needless to say, I have not heard again from Elder McGill, but I do intend this week to send a letter to those powers-that-be whom I can find.

    So often we think of Mormon missionaries as clean-cut, polite young men who are sincere in their beliefs and because of that demonstrate a matrity more advanced than that of their peers. Sadly, Keven McGill mars that picture and I would like to think that if his parents saw what he posted, they would be appalled.

  2. Looking at those entries I find myself overcome with sympathy for the luckless guys who ended up being his mission companions.

  3. I wonder if it is because I've never been to Utah nor to NYC... I was really a bit shocked at the comments evoked by this silly fellow at TDH.

    I felt with your comment the most, Scott -- fortunately stupidity is remediable. (Lord, hear our prayer!)

  4. Sonetka: Exactly, you have to be with your companion 24/7!

    Marie: Also spot on. I am living proof that stupidty is remediable