Heart-ache: Utah party leader blames Satan for illegal immigration

In a sense, this is the flip side of stories that bubble up occasionally about some political activist apologizing for terrorism or spouting Trutherisms, where you know instantly, the moment you see the headline, which side of the aisle the activist is on.

Alas, here too, my friends.

A Utah County Republican delegate may not be catching hell for calling illegal immigration a satanic plot, but he isn’t gaining any converts, either.

Utah County GOP Chairwoman Marian Monnahan says District 65 Chairman Don Larsen’s resolution – asserting that illegal immigration is the devil’s plan to destroy the nation by “stealth invasion” – “in no way” is endorsed by the Republican Party.

“It’s just free speech,” Monnahan said Thursday. “It’s Don’s right to do that.”

“In order for Satan to establish his ‘New World Order’ and destroy the freedom of all people as predicted in the Scriptures, he must first destroy the U.S.,” his resolution states. “The mostly quiet and unspectacular invasion of illegal immigrants does not focus the attention of the nations the way open warfare does, but is all the more insidious for its stealth and innocuousness.”

Exit question one: Is Satan a big theme in Utah politics? Help me out, Jazz fans. Exit question two: If illegal immigration is caused by Satan, it’ll take something much grander than a politician to stop it, no?

It’ll take a hero.