I don’t know what it is about the D-News’ Mormon Times, but I got myself a dependency on their LDS lifestlye columns like a freckled-face Sandy teen does his mama’s Percocets.---
The blogospel du jour today is Don Osmond’s (child of Donnie and Marie I think) discussion of the “flirt to convert” tactic of LDS folks who go the extra mile in their search for love to even date “nonmembers” and hope to woo them over to the sunny side of the celestial kingdom.
This was probably my favorite part:
"So, have I thought about the flirt-to-convert tactic? Yes. I've dated girls of other Christian faiths, and at times even considered taking those relationships more seriously."
Slumming with the “other Christian faiths” huh? Oh Donny Jr., you dawg you!
Even though he concedes these endeavors are fraught with mischief, he still gives the copout that if you want to know what to do; you know, you can uh… pray about it and stuff to see if it’s worth trying to get your guy or gal dunked.
If anything, I think the real message here isn’t for the lonely saints out there broadening their search for a companion to the nonmos’, its really a message one for all you mo’ players. That is that there’s no better way to sneak out of a relationship after you get what you want (neckin’, hand-holdin,’ perhaps half a tug-job) then playing the covenants card.Have faith, all ye LDS P.I.M.P.s--it’s the perfect out.