Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Political neutrality

In honor of today’s primary elections here in Florida, a political thought.

The church has a statement on political neutrality on their website, which includes an interesting comment (and one that was read from a letter over the pulpit in sacrament meeting, at least here, a few weeks back):

Elected officials who are Latter-day Saints make their own decisions and may not necessarily be in agreement with one another or even with a publicly stated Church position. While the Church may communicate its views to them, as it may to any other elected official, it recognizes that these officials still must make their own choices based on their best judgment and with consideration of the constituencies whom they were elected to represent.
This is pretty densely phrased, so i will provide here, as a free service, a translation into normal language:

Please, please, please stop sending us letters demanding that we excommunicate Harry Reid!
Hope that helps.

1 comment:

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Ha, ha, ha!

Your translation seriously made me laugh literally out loud.