by Chino Blanco, Tue Oct 06, 2009 at 06:28:20 AM EDT
Guest post bydjinn
Why are my people doing this? I just read "The Lucifer Effect" by Philip Zimbardo. He ran the original Stanford Prison Experiment where students assigned to be guards quickly increased the abuse that they heaped on students assigned to be prisoners such that after a single week (and after the guards had discovered sexual humiliation) the experiment was stopped. He chillingly details how almost all of us will be evil given the right circumstances. We all are good, but in the right circumstances, we all are bad.
Dr. Reed Quinn is both a cardiologist and a Stake President for the Mormon Church. This means he is the ecclesiastical leader for, in this case, 12 Mormon congregations. As a cardiologist he has undoubtedly saved the lives of many people. His wife, Eileen Quinn (or at least someone of that name who lives at the sameaddress) is the CEO of the PAC Maine4Marriage.org, which has a spiffy website here. It's slogan? "Marriage. One Man. One Woman." That's pretty amusing--even funnier since the authors don't get the joke. You can point and snicker all you want.