Date: May 15, 2019 05:23PM
Predictably, many of my Mormon friends are cheering the abortion ban than just passed in the backwards state of Alabama.
I am angered at the hipocrisy of Mormons having anything to do with politics, but this in particular. One of the things I actually liked about Mormonism was the idea of "Choose the Right."
CHOOSE to do what you think is the right thing, even if/when the pressure to do something else is great.
That encapsulates being a good person, IMO.
Mormons CHOOSE not to drink or smoke, despite those two being ubiquitous. They CHOOSE to dress "modestly," even when those styles are outdated and not popular. It actually takes strength of character to stick to what you believe when the social norms are pushing you in the other direction. Strength of character is to be commended.
So why are they now cheering on the brute force of law which takes away choice for people? Why are they so hell-bent on controlling others when the value of personal convictions lies in being in a position to make a mistake, to take a risk, to put your professed beliefs to the test?
This country is going backward, and fast. And Mormons are now cheering that on.