Sunday, November 2, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
- Early LDS chose to live in a way different than the "one-man-one-woman" U.S custom.
- The U.S. government and its Christian majority came down hard on them - in God's name.
- LDS argued it was their Constitutional right and didn't appreciate mainstream Christians forcing their views on them through government.
- LDS lost the battle and were forced to abandon the practice.
- LDS now join their persecutors in limiting the choices of others.
I’m no fan of polygamy, but early LDS argued it was a constitutional abuse to shut it down among consenting adults (and I agree). They were forced to abandon the practice contrary to their wishes and the dictates of their conscious. Now, many of their posterity have jumped sides, in God's name no less, to bully others using many of the same old arguments to defend the idea politicians should be able to dictate what a family looks like and which moral code is to be pushed by the feds.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
2nd Nephi 28:13
13 They rob the poor because of their fine sanctuaries; they rob the poor because of their fine clothing; and they persecute the meek and the poor in heart, because in their pride they are puffed up.
Do I even feel anything for the poor? What does that say about me? Do I think more about acquiring "stuff" (my own sanctuary) or in serving the poor? Is my "fast offerings" each month enough to check the poor off the list or will I be accountable for how I allocate my other resources? Is the above scripture aimed at Latter Day Saints - or just the other Christians?