Archive for October 26th, 2009

Mormons and Politics

October 26, 2009

From the newsroom of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints:

Furthermore, the Church views with concern the politics of fear and rhetorical extremism that render civil discussion impossible. As the Church begins to rise in prominence and its members achieve a higher public profile, a diversity of voices and opinions naturally follows. Some may even mistake these voices as being authoritative or representative of the Church. However, individual members think and speak for themselves. Only the First Presidency and the Twelve Apostles speak for the whole Church. (link)

If you are confused about how Glenn Beck, Mitt Romney, Harry Reid, or other members of the LDS church in the public sphere represent the church, the above paragraph should clear things up.

In addition to the above statement, the church is concerned about the lack of civility in public life. Civility is defined simply by treating others like you would want to be treated. If you’re not doing that, you’re not being civil.

The fruits of incivility is the lack of domestic peace, civil war, and eventually, the complete breakdown of society. We are well approaching that as members and organizations that do not agree with President Obama are ruthlessly attacked in the public sphere.

It is well worth noting that the communist plan has been, and still is, the complete overthrow of traditional society. Their plan is to drive us to hate each other to such a degree that we will destroy whatever is left of our constitutional republic. The communists imagine that world peace will follow this kind of destruction.

President Obama is clearly driving our ship of state into the ground.

Those who have a modicum of common sense know exactly what follows the communist plan: the silence of death.