Harry Reid Says Mormons Being Led Down Wrong Path By LDS Leaders
Posted by Casey on October 16, 2007
No doubt you haven’t heard about Harry Reid attacking Christians last week because the media doesn’t dare smear him. However, it is even more unlikely that you’ve heard about Reid smearing his own church leadership for being right-wingers.
Reid said people often question how he can be a Democrat and a Mormon, but called the social responsibility Democrats espouse a good fit with the beliefs of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
He questioned the guidance of some LDS Church leaders, though.
In remarks to the media following his address, Reid said that, “In the past years we’ve had some very prominent members of the church, like Ezra Taft Benson, who are really right-wing people.
“Members of the church are obedient and followers in the true sense of the word, but these people have taken members of the church down the path that is the wrong path,” he said.
Then there is this little tidbit from the AP:
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Mormons were ill-served by the conservative politics of past church leaders.
Then after insulting past LDS leadership for being to conservative … Reid politely tells LDS members that their values are all screwed up.
He said Mormons must recognize there are more important issues than abortion and gay marriage. Reid opposes abortion.
“We have a country that needs to do something about health care. Global warming is here. We have a president who doesn’t know how to pronounce the words,” Reid said, referring to President Bush.
Harry, ever the hypocrite, thinks it is the “wrong path” for LDS leadership to uphold their traditional conservative beliefs, but he deems it ok to alter those beliefs to better coincide with the liberal agenda? For crying out loud … he told LDS members they should be more concerned with global warming than abortion!
When I spoke of this last night on my show, I received several calls from outraged LDS members who explained how the church goes out of its way to not endorse any candidate. Something that was stated very clearly in the RJ’s article.
The church does not endorse, promote or oppose political parties, candidates or platforms. Spokeswoman Kim Farah said church officials would not comment on Reid’s remarks.
To attack other faiths is bad enough, but to attack your own.
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