It’s official! I have my own Internet stalker.
This Mormon guy from southern Utah continues his bizarre campaign to intimidate me into silence. At first, he sent me these rather heartwarming messages telling me that he knew that I had had special spiritual experiences, and I knew that Mormonism was true. He said he wanted to help me come back into the fold. He offered to buy me lunch and said he wanted to understand why I had issues with the LDS church.
Suddenly, his demeanor changed, and he began telling me that I was a two-faced liar who was masking a sincere hatred for the LDS church. When I told him how hurtful his statements were, he said, “I am laughing my ass off.” He then asked again if I would have lunch with him. I politely declined.
At that point I figured he was just trying to get a rise out of me, so I started responding with humor, mocking his rather large ego and seemingly unlimited self-righteousness. He then went off on a message board with a string of rather disgusting posts about “lice-ridden whores” with stinking open sores, and when people on both sides of the Mormon/critic divide objected to the crudeness, he said again that we were all just misreading him. In other words, he thought crude and juvenile double-entendres were, again, hilarious.
Recently, he has resurfaced with another sockpuppet on the mormondiscussions message board. He took the opportunity to compare me with a convicted murderer(!) and tell me that I was a serious missionary of some sort of “anti-gospel.” Fortunately, Internet technology helped me quickly figure out that it was him again. So, I guess I’ll have to give him the seriousness he deserves: which, in my estimation, is nothing more than light-hearted ridicule.
Anyway, I’m sure he’s reading this. Hat’s off to you, Wheat. You’ve managed to make yourself an even more ridiculous and pathetic figure. I didn’t think that was possible. To quote Sheryl Crow:
“He says his name’s William but I’m sure,
He’s Bill or Billy or Mac or Buddy”