It's Time We Mormons Leave the Republican Party
For far too long we have let the Anti-Mormon Right decide for us which Christian principles are important and which ones are not, while we carry to church each Sunday THE most staggering collection of devine edicts that just happen (in today's language) to be liberal - in our own standard works. D&C 98:23-48 is just one example. It is amazing that the term "Christian Pacifism" could ever have been coined without this scripture! If Joseph Smith was a prophet, and he was, then this and many other ignored scriptures need our attention - NOW. They were given by revelation for us - in our current situation. How can we defend ourselves against attacks by those who would condemn us to hell for believing in his prophetic mission, while we so blatantly pick and choose which of his revelations we will acknowledge and follow?! (This is just one topic. Another incredible inconsistency is the fact that Mormons, especially here in Utah, seem to be on a mission to trash the Lord's creation as fast as possible). We have been manipulated(!) by the efforts of right-wing pundits and radio personalities, to polarize our society - a pattern illustrated and condemned over and over and over in the Book of Mormon. By the way, if you care to comment please don't just dog-pile on me for being liberal. Rather, read D&C 98:23-48. Think about it. Don't compare it with other scriptures in an attempt to negate or undermine it. Don't say that that particular scripture is just for people a long time ago. It isn't. Ask yourself: "Why would the Lord give such clear and specific instructions on such a sensitive topic? Please, comment on the scripture.