These stories are tragic but I am afraid that I disagree with Brother Johnston. I learned the 12th Article of Faith those many years ago and I have been answering temple recommend questions for many years on the same subject.
Honesty is the best policy.
I am a big fan of liberal legal immigration but I am totally opposed to illegal immigration.
There have been comments that suggest some of the brethren want to look the other way on it but my answer is say this at your peril. Teaching disrespect for proper authority is insdious and has bad effects.
I have seen what tolerance for illegal immigration does in local units of the church and it isn't Kingdom building.
I have some experience with Hawaii over many years and I think this may be overdrawn. I would have said it was true thirty years ago but not so much any more. Funny that it comes from the Southern Poverty Law Center which I would not have expected to highlight racist acts by people of color.
I do think that the Akaka law referred to in the article is akaka.
I have worn out my welcome at Feminist Mormon Housewives, Times and Seasons and now By Common Consent. It was inevitable. I think that most Mormon bloggers are liberals who have come to believe that they are smarter than other Mormons. The ones who are not liberals have a sort of Orrin Hatch like need to be liked by liberals.
So the Mormon blogosphere is all homogenized snot. I intend to post my opinions as freely as I like. I will take comments. Its okay to be something of a troll but I do intend to mock Dan the anti-torture man at every opportunity.
You have to post with some sort of id. I don't care if it is a pseudonym. After all I am using a pseudonym.
I don't intend for this to be too religious. I think that witnessing my religion requires my true name and I am more interested here in matters of culture, politics and daily life so you won't see my testimony here but if you find me out I'll be happy to share it with you.
This is a Mormon's reaction to politics, the Mormon blogosphere (known as the Bloggernacle) and daily life. I believe that doctrinal witness shouldn't be pseudonymous I won't do that here very much. I think you will all know where I stand.