Sunday, October 10, 2010

Abusing Elder Packer's Words

The LGBT activitists continue to abuse Elder Boyd K. Packer's recent conference remarks to further their cause. An editorial at Deseret News discusses Elder Packer's sermon in its true context. There are references to past remarks on the same subject from Elder Packer and other general authorities of the Church that bring to light the actual stance of the Church on the matter. The opposition's intentions though are summed up in the following quote:

Nonetheless, tactics used this week ostensibly to accomplish these purposes were counterproductive. Instead of seeking genuine common ground around issues of mutual concern, activists began this week with a grossly misguided caricature of the LDS Church's support of traditional morality.

The tactic is now all-too familiar: take a statement out of context, embellish it with selective interpretation, presume hostile intent, and then use the distortion to isolate an entire group, in this case a church.

Click on this link to read the full article:

This is why I voted YES on Prop 8