Arson attempt at California Mormon Temple

Image of suspected Arsonist

Recently there has been an attempted arson at a LDS temple in California. The suspect tried to get into the temple, but the temple was locked. A few hours later he tried to start a fire outside the temple. Police have released video survelliance of the suspect. Here are some links to articles: http://lezgetreal.com/2010/07/arsonist-tries-unsuccessfully-to-set-fire-to-los-angeles-mormon-temple/comment-page-1/#comment-54035 ; http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_15419055 ; http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local-beat/Los-Angeles-Temple-Church-of-Jesus-Christ-of-Latter-Day-Saints-97532019.html.

This is just further evidence that anti-Mormon bigotry is increasing and that anti-Mormons are becoming more brazen.

Past anti-Mormon activities have included sending suspicious white powder to temples, vandalism, and the publication of anti-Mormon books, websites, and movies. Anti-Mormonism reached its worst point in the 1800’s with Missouri Governor Bogg’s extermination order and the Mormon War. Check out the links below to learn more.

White powder:http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27707413/ ; http://articles.latimes.com/2008/nov/14/local/me-mormon14 ; http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/11/14/AR2008111403508.html

Vandalism: http://www.scrippsnews.com/node/38016

Anti-Mormon media: just Google “Mormon” and find whatever anti-Mormon stuff you want.

The Extermination order and the Mormon War (there are three listed on wikipedia) are explained on wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extermination_order ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Utah_War ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Illinois_Mormon_War#The_.22Mormon_War_in_Illinois.22_and_the_Mormon_Exodus ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mormon_War_(1838)

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