Since some readers may lack the stamina to wade through 200 comments on the Elite Religion thread, let me make a separate note of a gem of a website mentioned by Dan Peterson. Dan writes:
For those who’ve wondered — and (let’s be truthful) who hasn’t? — whether the Church is actually controlled by demonic entities in the form of reptilian humanoids, or lizard men, you’ll find the evidence you’ve been seeking on this explosive Web site.
The web site is at This Link, and is mostly links to other sites with more, err, evidence. And don’t let anyone fool you — decide for yourself whether or not “Brigham Young was a reptilian shape-shifter that totally brainwashed founder Joseph Smith”!
(Perhaps this explains Eric’s Stone’s Star Trek enthusiasm (recall the Kirk-versus-the-Lizard episode) — and doesn’t Eric look just a little bit like a lizard-man in that picture with Mr. Scott? Also, note that the Post of the Month for April was the only submission with the word “Lizard” in the title. Coincidence? You decide.)
UPDATE: Moments after posting, I noticed an even more alarming piece of evidence. A number of Mormon blogs, including Tutissima and the aforementioned Eric James Stone, contain the same ominous lines:
Of course, T & S does not contain such a line — it claims to be a “rodent.” But remember, people, these are not just ordinary lizards we’re talking about here. These are shape shifting lizards. T & S is doubtless a lizard, which has shape-shifted into a rodent — and that, if anything, is even more ominous.