Former Disney Sculptor Creates an Anatomically Correct(?) Trump Troll Doll (NSFW)

Everybody’s least favorite web troll, Donald Trump, (aka “Herr Rump,” aka “Duh Fuhrer”) now has a doll in his image. And, fittingly, it’s a troll doll.

Careful thought was put into the details, from it’s blond mop, swept to the side to cover the tinfoil, to it’s miniature middle extremity. It even has a tiny little cell phone clutched in its tiny little hands.The only thing it doesn’t have is a “lie track,” since it doesn’t speak. But somehow, I don’t think that’s going to be missed very much.

The five inch doll is the brain child of ex-Disney sculptor, Chuck Williams.

Earlier this month, Mr. Williams started a Kickstarter campaign to raise $38,000 to start mass producing the dolls. As he stated on the site,

I want to make this figure widely available to everyone around the world that has taken a liking to my caricature sculpture and to do that I need your help to cover the costs of making the production molds and castings as well as the freight costs from the toy factory,

As of this writing, (2/22/17) over 3667 people had invested $162,481.

As to when the dolls will hit the market? According to Mr. Williams’ statement on Kickstarter,

The vinyl figures will be turned around as soon as I can get the factory on board and fulfilling the orders. I allowed a year for this under the Kickstarter protocol but I will do everything I can to make them available in a few months.

Stay tuned!

Featured Image Credit: Chuck Williams – Twitter.

Thousands Resign From Mormon Church After Anti-Gay Fail

Another Mormon TempleAbout a week ago (November 6th, to be exact.) I wrote a post on the latest bit of Mormon bigotry toward the LGBT community. It seems, in their infinitesimal wisdom, church leaders decided that children of gay parents would not be allowed to join the church unless they renounced their parents.

If you missed reading that post, (Shame on you!) here’s they had to say in their proclamation:

A natural or adopted child of a parent living in a same-gender relationship, whether the couple is married or cohabiting, may not receive a name and a blessing. Nor can the child be baptized and confirmed, ordained, or recommended for missionary service.

Then they listed the exception requirements.

  • The child accepts and is committed to live the teachings and doctrine of the Church, and specifically disavows the practice of same-gender cohabitation and marriage. 
  • The child is of legal age and does not live with a parent who has lived or currently lives in a same-gender cohabitation relationship or marriage.

Also, If you have the audacity to marry someone with the same genital plumbing, you are guilty of apostasy.

As might be expected, this caused quite a stir in the LGBT community, as well as the “straight” population as well. (At least, the progressive portion of the “straight” population. The Religious Wrong anal pits were all for the idea.) What wasn’t expected is that it also caused a stir in the Mormon community.

The backlash started immediately.

A FaceBook page was set up to publicize an resignation event to be held yesterday (11/14/15). It accumulated over 2300 “interested” guests.12191608_10101742749872457_2192142737496543696_n

During the following week, one Salt Lake City attorney said he had 1500 resignations already in the works. And, that was just one attorney. As to how many others were starting the process is hard to tell. The church doesn’t like to talk about losing members, only gaining them. Btw, as of 12/31/14, the church claimed 15,372,337 members, but by most accounts, active members only comprise about 38% of that number. (About 5,840,000) A lot of us (yes, me included) never get around to telling the church to go take a hike. In any case, it must be a large enough number to cause the church leaders to walk the nonsense back a bit.

Friday, the church offered a “clarification.”

Our concern with respect to children is their current and future well-being and the harmony of their home environment. The provisions of Handbook 1, Section 16.13, that restrict priesthood ordinances for minors, apply only to those children whose primary residence is with a couple living in a same-gender marriage or similar relationship.

When a child living with such a same-gender couple has already been baptized and is actively participating in the Church, provisions of Section 16.13 do not require that his or her membership activities or priesthood privileges be curtailed or that further ordinances be withheld.

All children may receive priesthood blessings of healing and spiritual guidance.

So, their “clarification” was that if minors in same-sex households were already in, they wouldn’t kick them out. How big(ot) of them! Btw, the “Handbook” that is mentioned, is for the use of church leaders. It’s not something that regular members would normally read.

They also released a “spin” video on the subject.

Evidently, that wasn’t good enough for those fed up with the church’s anti-gay stance.

Yesterday, a crowd gathered in Salt Lake City’s City Creek Park to sign letters of resignation to be forwarded to the church. Event organizer, Lauren McNamara, stated,

The energy has been really positive and supportive We may have even reached 2,000…We want this event to make a statement to the church today that its treatment of those we love has led us to this moment.

Steve Holbrook of Post-Mormons and Friends, told the Salt Lake Tribune,

Resigning is a really big step for people, because the church has filled so much of their life. This is not a statement necessarily against the church. We just disagree with some of the directions the church has been going in.

The church owned “Deseret News” tried to downplay the event by claiming that a very small percentage of members were actually resigning. (That’s probably true. Most, like me, just leave without saying goodbye.) And besides, most, of the people resigning were younger Mormons, inactive members or activists.  They quoted “Apostle” Quentin Cook,

Some have asserted that more members are leaving the church today and that there is more doubt and unbelief than in the past. This is simply not true.

Stay tuned!

The Mormon Church’s Latest Homophobic Bigotry Exposed

Mormon templeDisclaimer: This post is about the LDS (Mormon) church. Therefore, it behooves me to tell you that I used to be one of them critters. Yes folks, I was a “saint”! A latter day saint, to be specific. That’s what the LDS stands for. The church’s full name is “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. However, I grew up and now I’m an ex-Saint. A practicing Mormon might call me a “Jack Mormon”, but I prefer to think of myself as a “fallen angel”.

And, with that out of the way.

As I was doing my morning “story mining” looking for something to write about for American News X, as well as any posts that might interest the readers of my “Grouchy’s Grumbles” FaceBook page, I ran across the church’s latest bit of bigotry.

As some of you may know, the church has a history of on-and-off racial bigotry. Under Joe Smith, African-Americans were members of the priesthood and even held positions of authority. When Brigham (the bigot) Young took over, they went the other direction. It wasn’t until 1978 that individuals with very deep tans were considered cool again. (According to the church, Big Daddy seems to change his mind a lot on this and other subjects.) Now in fairness, I have to admit, the church has always been more or less pro Indian. (After all, they are the descendants of Israelites.)

Lately, Mormons have refocused their intolerance on the LGBT community. For instance, they spent $22,880,000 dollars in support of California’s Anti-gay Proposition 8 and another $6,900,000 supporting Arizona’s similar Proposition 102. Now, in their infinitesimal wisdom, they have decided that children of gay parents will not be allowed to join the church unless they renounce their parents.

A natural or adopted child of a parent living in a same-gender relationship, whether the couple is married or cohabiting, may not receive a name and a blessing. Nor can the child be baptized and confirmed, ordained, or recommended for missionary service.

Then they list the exception requirements.

  • The child accepts and is committed to live the teachings and doctrine of the Church, and specifically disavows the practice of same-gender cohabitation and marriage. 
  • The child is of legal age and does not live with a parent who has lived or currently lives in a same-gender cohabitation relationship or marriage.

If that sounds like something a cult would demand, it is!

Now, Mormons profess to be “Christians” (with a few modifications) and follow biblical teachings. I guess they somehow missed several bible verses that have some bearing on the matter, such as Ezekiel 18:20

The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

Oh, and on the same day they released this hot steaming mound of claptrap: If you’re married to someone with the same sexual plumbing, you are guilty of apostasy.

Of course they’re ignoring the fact that gayness is not a “chosen lifestyle.” It has genetic roots. In other words, if you’re of a religious bent, that’s the way Big Daddy created them. And, quite frankly, B.D. must love gays since he created so many of them.

If you’d care to know a bit more about the Mormonites and their history of silly beliefs, I highly recommend perusing a series I’m working on entitled “Mormonism – the Big Con(?)” It is fully factual, although a bit tongue-in-cheek. (Well, maybe a bit more that “a bit”.) And, I guarantee you that although most of my info comes from church records, it is definitely not “church approved.”