December 5, 1979

On December 5, 1979, the Mormon Church proved that the Catholics and Southern Baptists weren’t the only churches that could be misogynistic in the pursuit of making a paternalistic Sky Daddy the only Sky Daddy to be worshipped in the United States. On this date the Mormon Church formally excommunicated Sonia Johnson, a fifth generation Mormon, due to her outspoken support for the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution. Sonia believed that women should have equal standing to men under the laws of the United States and the Mormon Church believed that women already had equal standing, as long as they believed and behaved as their husbands and fathers told them to.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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