For as long as I have known of Senator Harry Reid I have been on the opposite side of political issues. But, as the highest ranking Mormon elected in the United States, I had some respect for him. I say, "HAD" because I no longer have any respect for him WHATSOEVER!
On October 10, this year, Harry gave a speech at Brigham Young University. The next day I read some of the quotes that came from that speech. I was troubled by what I read. This is a guy, as I said, who is a member of my Faith. Yet, he had the audacity to tell the students, in attendance, that their leaders were leading them down the wrong path--AT the Church's own university.
“People in the (Mormon) church have to understand there are issues more important than abortion and gay marriage.” Said Reid.
“These people [Church leaders] have taken members of the church down the path that is the wrong path.” Reid also said.
Then I saw this column (forwarded by my mother) on the subject. This is when I learned of some of the rest of what he said.
The columnist said, "On the campus of the Mormon university, the most senior elected Mormon in the country called evangelicals “anti-Christian.”
Does that mean he believes that they are collectively the anti-Christ? Is he completely ignorant of the biblical import of that word? Is he so politically and religiously intolerant that he would pass such condemning judgment on an entire class of people?"
My deepest apologies to my fellow Christians (from whatever denomination they come from) for Mr. Reid's remarks.
His actions were shameful, at best.
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