08 December 2009

Slavery This, Civil Rights That, Blah Blah Blah

Something seems familiar about the Senate majority leader's newest scandalous remarks. I just hope any of my LDS, GOP friends out there who are expressing their distaste for Senator Harry Reid's recent comparison of resistance to hasty change in health care with resistance to hasty change in other historical efforts, such as abolition, also expressed distaste for Elder Dallin H. Oaks' comparison of the attempted silencing of same-sex marriage opponents to the attempted silencing of Civil Rights Movement supporters.


Robert said...

Haha, don't even get me started on that. I've only recently forgotten about it. Wow, it'd be great if all that our apostles did was offer spiritual guidance and support. Why they insist to exert political power and use the most common of political and campaign maneuvers to even reinforce their political influence is appalling to me. Is it coincidence that the former UT Supreme Court justice was the one to give that address? Ha! I think not. Even though the content of his address was sadly illogical and his comparisons were weak, the LDS community was sold on it because "he's a former supreme court justice."

Eh, I got started. Ooops. Don't read me wrong, I believe in prophets and apostles...just not that they're infallible, even when they're at the pulpit. They're men and like all men, they're absolutely influenced and biased by the life they grew up in. We're all subject to that - NO exceptions.

BB said...

Wouldn't it be great if those reading it could see the cognitive dissonance that they have.