QUOTE: “In a democracy we can renounce war and proclaim peace. There is opportunity for dissent. Many have been speaking out and doing so emphatically. That is their privilege. That is their right, so long as they do so legally. However, we all must also be mindful of another overriding responsibility, which I may add, governs my personal feelings and dictates my personal loyalties in the present situation.” … “As citizens we are all under the direction of our respective national leaders. They have access to greater political and military intelligence than do the people generally. Those in the armed services are under obligation to their respective governments to execute the will of the sovereign. When they joined the military service, they entered into a contract by which they are presently bound and to which they have dutifully responded.” –Gordon B. Hinckley, in General Conference, April 2003. [source]
COMMENTARY: How often do church leaders speak out against the evils of war? How often against homosexuality? I would offer that maybe they have their priorities wrong. But what do I know? I’m just another apostate.