Pioneer Day in Utah

Today, July 24th, is Pioneer Day in Utah. We celebrate with lots of waving of the American flag, fireworks, picnics, parades, and the rest of the stuff that people also associate with Independence Day.

This is ironic, because July 24th, 1847, marks the Mormons’ arrival at their destination OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES, which nation they had decided to LEAVE because of religious persecution, mob violence, and attempted genocide.

It’s nice to be back.

–Howard “now, let’s chase all the really WEIRD religions to the MOON!” Tayler