Pax Dickinson is the former CTO of Business Insider and CTO of Wee Searcher, the lavatorial pro-Trump PAC, has gotten himself in another firestorm over recent tweets about what might happen if McMullin wins in Utah.
if @Evan_McMullin succeeds and throws the election to Hillary, Mormons will be blamed for it. Chance of a future Mormocaust spikes sharply.
— Pax Dickinson ♔ (@paxdickinson) October 30, 2016
As was pointed out by McKay Coppins of Buzzfeed:
This does not strike me as the argument that will finally win over Mormons for Trump. pic.twitter.com/QeqI95LhEy
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) October 30, 2016
The problem that any member of the church can tell you is that not only is it not funny to joke about any religion or people being massed murdered, it actually happened to Mormons with the Missouri Executive Order 44 also known simply as the Mormon extermination order.
For those who are not aware, the Mormon Extermination Order was an executive order issued on October 27, 1838, by the Governor of Missouri, Lilburn Boggs. The order was issued in the aftermath of the Battle of Crooked River, a clash between Latter-day Saints and a unit of the Missouri State Guard in northern Ray County, Missouri, during the 1838 Mormon War.
Claiming that Latter-day Saints had committed open and avowed defiance of the law and had made war upon the people of Missouri, Governor Boggs directed that “the Mormons must be treated as enemies, and must be exterminated or driven from the State if necessary for the public peace—their outrages are beyond all description”. The militia and other state authorities—General John B. Clark, among them—would use the executive order to expel the Latter-day Saints from their lands in the state following their capitulation, which in turn led to the Latter-day Saint migration to Nauvoo, Illinois.
This is not the first time that Pax Dickinson has gotten himself into trouble by making outlandish remarks. Back in 2012, he made the following tweet as then CTO of Business Insider.
A man who argues on behalf of feminism is a tragic figure of irony, like a Jewish Nazi.
— Pax Dickinson ♔ (@paxdickinson) October 17, 2012
Shortly thereafter he was forced to resign.