At the Blogger of Jared they have an article about Mormon Friendly Anti-Mormonism. The premise is that anti-Mormons could be posing as Mormons and pushing anti-Mormon propaganda from a faithful perspective. I’ve certainly read some blogs that made me think that may be the case. Some of the things I’ve seen written make me think “who are you kidding, do you really think you can stay in the church and say that kind of stuff?” (and why would you want to if that’s what you believe) Part of the original premise is that Mormon Friendly Anti-Mormons are covert.
I think if anyone openly qualifies as a MFAM it may be me. There are a couple of things that I think disqualify me from the original post, First I’m not pretending to be a Mormon and second I’m not being covert. Also, I’m not really trying to be an anti-Mormon. I do my best to stray away from traditional anti-Mormon rhetoric, both in content and tone. I don’t dive into the historical issues with Joseph Smith or the Book of Mormon. I don’t encourage anyone to leave the church. I’ve got no big issue with the culture of Mormonism or Mormons in general.
I am honest about some issues with Mormonism though. I am open in my opposition to what I consider to be heresy. I’m more like a MFAMism. Perhaps some would contend that I can’t be Anti-Mormonism without being Anti-Mormon, but I think that’s a double standard. I wouldn’t say that Mormons are Anti-Protestant or Anti-Catholic even though they think that a Great Apostasy happened leaving all of us traditional Christians in heresy and without authority. I have been told by Mormons that I’m wrong not to accept Joseph Smith as a true prophet, but I don’t take it personally.
Some here have called me an anti-Mormon and a wolf-in-sheep’s-clothing. I hope I’m not either. What do you think?