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I live in Mesa: Your logic is flawed. You assume that the curse consisted of the dark skin itself. No. It was only the SIGN of the curse. That means there is nothing either right or wrong with color of skin, in itself.
And as for Kimball's words, an Apostle at the time, I don't know what he was thinking. Again, his words do not necessarily equate color of skin with righteousness. Here again is an example of where a person should use his or her own mind and consult the actual doctrine, which again does not indicate a direct equation of whiteness to righteousness.Nov 5, 2011
"Her recent polls have found that voters are more concerned about the economy, jobs and education. Those issues have edged out illegal immigration as the former top issue, Kenski said."
But illegal immigration profoundly affects economy, jobs, and education. That is why it is so important, arguably the most important thing. It affects everything.
Your allegation of wife-abusing is a lie. A legal counselor made that false claim -- not the wife herself. So is your accusation of racism a lie. You're LDS? "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor," Carolyn.
And why ever in the world should the LDS Church be embarrassed? It is assumed by many that "the Prophet has spoken" with regard to illegal immigration. Some have falsely accused Pearce of "going against his church."
But the fact is, what Pearce has done legislatively in regard to illegal immigration is in perfect comportment with actual LDS doctrine and policy. The incognito press releases on this topic issued by the Church's Public Affairs Department, on the other hand, are NOT official statements of doctrine nor of policy, and are absolutely devoid of ANY priesthood authority whatsoever. And the Public Affairs Department, of itself, has absolutely no priesthood authority, whatsoever. If you look at the actual statements, you will not find the name of Thomas S. Monson, the name of his office, nor any express invocation of specific authority of priesthood office or authority, on ANY of them. As such, they are absolutely non-binding upon the general membership of the Church. And any assumption that the statements came from the prophet, or were approved by the prophet, is nothing more than that, an assumption.
Remember that priesthood authority, invocation of priesthood authority, and UNANIMITY OF CONSENSUS among the First Presidency and Council of the Twelve as regards matters of doctrine and policy, are cornerstones of LDS doctrine as set forth in scripture. If one or another general authority has his own, PERSONAL opinion on a matter, that is NON-BINDING upon the members of the Church, who are counseled to use THEIR OWN minds, and heed their own consciences. See D&C 107.
Russell Pearce is a good man who has honored his oath to uphold the Constitution. Want to talk about shame? What is shameful are the greedy businessmen who would attempt to politically assassinate this good man in order to maintain their supply of cheap, illegal-alien labor. Nov 5, 2011