“When Mitt [Romney] says he belongs to a church that doesn’t tell him what to do, that’s false; it’s a 24/7, do-what-you’re-told-to-do church,” according to a vocal critic of the Church, cartoonist Steve Benson, a former Mormon. We hear this a lot, the paranoid idea that Mormon politicians must blindly follow the dictates of Church leaders rather than representing the people and thinking for themselves. It’s a common concern for Mitt Romney. So I guess he was secretly taking orders from Salt Lake when he was pro-abortion in the past?
I wonder how frequently Harry Reid receives secret orders from President Hinckley? Since he and Brother Hatch in the Senate are frequently on the opposite side of social issues, I suppose that at least one of them isn’t fully obedient – or maybe the appearance of Mormon politicians thinking for themselves is all due to cunning design from Salt Lake, just to lure the populace into thinking that Mitt Romney might have a mind of his own?
I’d like to say more on this issue, but I just got a call from Salt Lake telling me to quit bringing up political issues and talk about chiasmus or something. I guess have no choice but to obey blindly and say yes. That is, yes, ma’am! (The call came from my mother.)