If you are a trump believer, all immigrants are brown and criminals. They "infest" and threaten "white culture." This is as if Jefferson Davis became President of the United States and spread the lies of slavery.
We need a new Lincoln. We need to stand for Union and Human Rights for all. We need to respect the dignity of People of Color who contribute wonderfully to this Great Nation. We need to denounce and fight every attempt to place the falsehood of "white culture" as the American Way.
The LDS Church is cautiously but clearly on the side of truth and justice in this political turmoil. Official statements have condemned aspects of trumpism without naming him directly. It's a shame that so many LDS Church members are failing to accept these messages even when they now come with this logo:
https://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/daca-statement-january-2018 (supporting DACA)
You know where I stand.
I've been very frustrated lately by how many of my fellow church members seem completely oblivious to the church's official statements or what their covenants obligate them to do for their fellow man. But someone shared in a talk on Sunday this thought which I keep quoting. "We are children of God. But we naturally if not automatically divide and separate ourselves into groups. Our eyes and senses seem to be created to seek out differences in things and in people, and, at times, to focus almost exclusively on those differences. Often this results in defining people into groups we don't have any obligation to help, in making automatic "natural-man" decisions to refuse sympathy. We don't naturally want everyone to be our neighbor, for whatever reason. But this is wrong on every level of the gospel and the covenants we have made here today."ReplyDelete