Just before Christmas, in an article entitled "Mormon Hero" on the blog "By Common Consent", Russell Arbon Fox wrote this about Senator Harry Reid:
Allow me to make a prediction: by 2030, if not much sooner, Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada will be regularly mentioned in a highly positive way by the Public Communications department of the church when the question comes up about Mormon involvement in civic affairs.
I can't imagine that this will be the case. So I responded to Fox's article with the statement:
I suspect that the editors of the “Third Part of the Hosts Times” newspaper in the pre-mortal existence would have written similar things about Lucifer. ;-)
BCC proprietor Steve Evans immediately shot back with this:
Frank, you’re banned. Your comment is so far beyond the pale that your future participation here is not welcome.
Steve Evans of "By Comment Consent" was so apoplectic at my comment that he would not allow further comments explaining myself to be posted. Why was Evans so beside himself? I speculate that because in one fell swoop, the rightness of my comment had taken the wind completely out of his sails. And he could not let stand the agency that allowed me to make my comment. ;-)
My original funny comment is still there. But here is the comment that got censored:
Steve: I trust that you are a magnanimous person and will allow me to explain my Reid/Lucifer comparison. I don’t mean to insinuate that Reid is a bad person, because at the time that I refer to (our pre-mortal existence) Lucifer was not a bad person either. He did, however, buck completely against our Heavenly Father’s plan that all of his children be allowed to act “according to the moral agency which I have given unto him, that every man may be accountable for his own sins in the day of judgment.” (Doctrine and Covenants 101:78) This is my perspective on exactly what Senator Reid is championing in the Congress. It is from that perspective that I think it despicable.As best I understand, By Common Consent is a blog by Latter-Day Saints. I would expect, therefore, that they would have a better understanding of LDS Church doctrine. It is God's "work and glory to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man." Eternal life is is defined as the life that God lives, or in other words, to become like God. The only way we can hope to become like God is if we are allowed to act...according to our moral agency so that we can be accountable for our own sins.
Have you not read what LDS Church leadership has said about communism, socialism, and the myriad of failed social programs that the United States has tried?
Whenever the United States government steps outside its clearly defined limits and takes away the rights of its citizens to act according to their moral agency, it is acting in exactly the same manner that was the cause for Satan and his minions to have been cast out of heaven during our pre-mortality.
Senator Harry Reid is in the vanguard of the destruction of our agency. This is why I think Harry Reid is like Lucifer. That he is acting in direct contradiction to LDS Church doctrine is why I am reasonably comfortable that Senator Reid "will NOT be regularly mentioned in a highly positive way by the Public Communications department of the [LDS]Church" in the future.
Disagree with me if you must. But don't ban me from saying it.