I will quite possibly do a longer post sometime soon….but for now a simple one.
Watching the recent politician party debates for the presidential campaign and especially the republican party I cannot help but be struck by the stunning similarities to the church. Trump has no doubt brought in many new republicans, but many long time republicans are not a fan of Trump.
The question is often posed to many long time republicans, but I’ll basically paraphrase a conversation with my dad
Me: “So are you a Trump fan?”
Dad: “I like Rubio”
Me: “So if Trump wins would you vote for him?”
Dad: “Well I sure won’t vote for anyone on the democrats side”
do we not face a similar question with the church? Are we by leaving the church voting democrat?(politics aside I mean are we not voting for the opposite team?)
Dad has at times blasted our governor in South Carolina and ex-governor for saying basically “I won’t vote for Trump” to which Dad says “That’s like giving a vote to Hillary Clinton”. Dad also gets mad at Mitt Romney for his recent remarks.
Well he’s not wrong….so by leaving the church are we really just voting for the other side by default?
Imagine The conversation like this:
Me: “So are you a Denver Snuffer fan?”
Dad: “I like Thomas Monson”
Me: “So if Snuffer wins would you vote for him?”
Dad: “Well I sure won’t vote for anyone on the *non-mormon church leader’s* side”
Just a passing thought is all