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  •  I was "declined" housing (1+ / 0-)
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    m4gill4

    by Mormons.  Repeatedly, 20 years ago, in Utah.

    Well employed, adult white male, conservative appearance, engaged to be married.

    I didn't get it as it was happening.  Clueless.  But it took me over a month to find a place to live--and the older Jewish couple who finally rented me a basement apt clued me in when I made a comment about how tough it was to find a place....

    I'm sensitive to bigotry in action now--even when it's not explicitly expressed.

    (And, for the record, I've been renting to Mormons for the last 18 years--I'm not aimlessly vindictive.)

    But I'm aware that there's a problem in Mormon culture, and damned if I'll just ignore it.

    [When] the land... has become private property, the landlords... love to reap where they never sowed, and demand rent even for its natural produce. ~Adam Smith

    by ogre on Fri Nov 14, 2008 at 12:10:08 PM PST

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