Date: March 13, 2014 04:42PM
I tend to like Kirby's editorials, but this one bothered me a little.http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/57676442-80/church-german-uchtdorf-kirby.html.csp
Kirby mentions Uchtdorf's speech about believing despite apparent problems in doctrine and history. He then goes on to say that none of the bothersome stuff bothers him because, well,... it is not about him... or perhaps a better way to say it is because "it has nothing to do with him."
The idea of not letting historical facts bother you is not the problem. The problem is the church denying those facts, or even worse, admitting to them while at the same time claiming as Kirby does, that "they have nothing to do with us".
This detachment after obfuscation is insulting. Kirby claims he already knew about the Mountain Meadows incident. Fine. But did he understand that the church continues to this day to hide or deflect attention from the role the top leadership played in those events?
It is not just that early church leaders and members did stupid stuff, but that today's membership and new converts would not have the same type or quality of faith if they had all the facts.
That is the problem. And that is what this fraud case is about. I just hope it succeeds.