I was reading a story about a poor lady who got hit by a car and was trapped under it. Some hero rescued her and all is well.
She was described as a missionary from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (read Mormons)
So let’s think about her mission in life. It is like the Jehovah Witnesses and Sallies who come to the door to give you literature and bless your house or introduce you to the Lord and save your miserable souls.
The Jews, Anglicans, Catholics Uniting Church and Baptists actually do it in their own buildings and you have to go to them (with which I have no problem cos I don’t).
We all have our own ways of dealing with these itinerant proselytisers. Some of us slam the door in their faces; some of us listen patiently, tell a lie about being in another church, some of us politely say “no thanks” and some of us ask them in and discuss the matter.
What we don’t do is deny them a place to worship, like is going on in Gungahlin right now.
The Concerned Citizens of Canberra are not actually all from here. The genesis of that organisation comes from Wee Waa near Gosford and from an Islam hater in the US. This was exposed about three years ago in the Canberra Times.
Why is it then that some people who wish to worship their God do so under extreme conditions of disapproval, are the subject of scaremongering, and are valuable members of our community scattered all over the Territory?
And yet in the main, we tolerate the “missionaries” from overseas when they come knocking on our doors!
The irony is just breathtaking!