I rarely blog about controversial topics. Most of the time peoples points of view are so set that any type of rhetoric rarely sways them and instead can lead to fiery contention. When I started this blog, I didn’t want this space to become a place of arguing.
That’s why I’ve been a little apprehensive to approach this subject, but there’s just an aspect of this story I feel is being strongly overlooked.
I have a strong testimony of the power of revelation both in my own life and revelation on behalf of my priesthood leaders. I worked closely once with my old Bishop through a rough repentance process. HIs counsel, while difficult at times, was inspired. As I followed it I was able to overcome some difficult obstacles and I grew closer to Christ.
Likewise, while I served my mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I grew an intense love and respect for my Mission President. I witnessed him make some incredibly difficult decisions, but I had no doubt that he was inspired.
Some of those decisions were unpopular, but they were right and they were made under the influence of the spirit and authority of his calling.
This recent case of a choice made by priesthood leaders is not about PR, it’s not about “silencing”, it’s not about politics. It’s about the spirit of revelation.
I strongly believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is organized and led by Jesus Christ Himself. A bold claim, I know.
Thus, when difficult decisions have to be made by leaders, I believe it is through the power of the Holy Ghost that these decisions are made. Especially a decision of this magnitude, is not to be taken lightly.
I can only imagine the amount of prayers and struggle to come to such a decision. It’s just sad that something that should be a very private matter has been made into such a public spectacle.
But that’s another topic for another day.
Keep the faith,
Comments welcome. But please be respectful. 🙂