Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Stop the Persecution

I want you to read THIS and think of what it would be like if this was passed. No more would you see anti-Mormon this or anti-Mormon that. No more commercials talking about the Mormons trying to take away your rights. No more protesters standing outside our temples. It would all end if we had this anti-blasphemy law.

Now that you are excited and think you have found a way to get the world off our backs I want you to re-read the article and think about the implications of it. What is it we believe? We believe that we are the one true church, the only church that holds the priesthood. Under such laws like this anti-blasphemy law we would not be able to proclaim this because it denounces all other religions as false. There are already law suits against pastors in other churches that declare homosexuality as wrong because it is discrimination.

Let us not fall under the craftiness of the evil one and think that laws restricting our freedoms as a way to force people to do what is right. That was the plan of Lucifer, to not give people the choice to do bad, or good. Let us be like Alma and Amulek in Alma 14:11. We must let the wicked choice to be wicked or else they could not be justly punished. It is ours to stay the course and though it may be hard to endure we must not fight against agency. Remember the words of Alma “…for behold the Lord receiveth them up unto himself, in glory...”

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