It is not lost on me that leaders of the Mormon Church continue to do much harm. My personal view is that they are self deluded true believers following a charismatic man long since dead. An example is their war on homosexuality. They admit now that homosexuals are not responsible for their same sex attraction. But they still condemn homosexuals for yielding to their vital needs for human companionship. They go so far as to suggest that parents may be justified in barring homosexual children from a family holiday dinner if such children wish to bring their partner in life. What patent and irrsponsible nonsense! But they have a way of making such teachings seem responsible, don't they? Their gentle, soft-spoken advice convinces many to listen to them and to regard even their patently absurd teachings as divinely inspired.
I am new to this site, and I am so impressed by most of the content. Most content I see on this site is well written and couched in words and in an attitude of appropriate dignity and decorum for important messages and information. A few seem to need to use this forum for childish ranting. They punctuate their remarks with cuss words and an attitude of mocking disrespect. This only serves to vent their own childish need to rant. But they may keep some readers from reviewing the more responsibly presented posts. Those deluded Mormon Church leaders who are so good at misleading are also pretty effective in garnering new converts and maintaining church membership. Some of us need to take a tip from them and be just as politically savvy. All of us have important things to say and to share. All of us will be posting on here or at least talking to family, friends and others about Mormonism. What you have to say is important. Don't obscure your important thoughts and messages with words or attitudes that immediately turn people off.