One of 'dem "Marmons" in the Oval Office
Couldn't resist passing this along (especially from the earlier prodding from Chris insisting that I "pull my share of the posting weight around this blog" - ok, he didn't say that, but he could have). Anyway, I pulled this from an email sent today by my roomie. I think it runs well with Taylor's previous post.
I just realized why GBH talked about racism at last GC's Priesthood Session...To prepare for Romney's presidential run.
Once Mitt gets going, he will almost certainly face criticisms over
the church's pre-1978 policy on blacks and the priesthood. In fact,
the controversy came up in his previous campaigns and already has
been discussed, though yet not substantially, over the past year as
he's inched closer to declaring his candidacy.
Now, when the media revisits the easy-to-demagogue issue, GBH's fresh
reaffirmation of the Church's continued efforts to ensure equality
will be ready for citation, demonstrating that despite whatever the
"haters" out there might say (heh, yes I just wrote haters; I swear
this is the first time), LDS authorities are actively engaged in
rooting out any traces of discrimination. Even if it implies that
racism remains a problem in the church, which must be the case to
some degree if it's a G.C. topic, it also serves as a prophylactic
against misrepresentation. People who think Mormons are racist will
not change their minds no matter what church leaders say, but for
those who aren't so inexorably wrong-headed, GBH's words could
succeed in convincing them otherwise.
Excellent timing (him, not me).
Seriously, I don't know why I thought this just now. Random.
Either way, score another one for GBH--prophet, seer, revelator and,
as it turns out, political strategist extraordinaire. Just imagine
what he could do with a slogan.