Devout Republicans and Democrats are responding to the messages given by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the 190th Annual General Conference.
“I really thought President Nelson was going to do more to praise President Donald Trump for his efforts in combating COVID19,” said Mike Carr, a Republican activist.
“Also, as important as it is to be subject to kings, presidents, and rulers in our faith, the brethren really missed an opportunity to expose the lies of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, and the Democrats. Of course, I still sustain the brethren, I was just hoping that they would do more to affirm my political views.”
“I disagree,” commented Jill Meede, a Democrat campaign manager who also viewed the conference.
“President Nelson proved he is just a shill for the Republican party by failing to condemn Donald Trump for his mismanagement of the COVID19 pandemic.”
“And as a member of the church, while I think it’s vital to teach about Christ, the brethren really missed an opportunity to update the new logo of the church with a rainbow in solidarity with the LGBTQ7N2+ community, and insulted minorities with a white image of Jesus. Of course, I still sustain the brethren, I was just hoping they would do more to affirm my political views.”
While Carr and Meede both disagreed on the political ramifications of the messages of church leaders, they both agreed that “faith, repentance, Jesus, the restoration, and the Book of Mormon” were over-represented.
“I mean, everyone has already heard about the Book of Mormon,” said Carr.
“Seriously… and issuing a proclamation? Didn’t they learn their lesson from the last one?” agreed Meede.
So while some reported the conference as “inspiring” and “uplifting,” others are going straight back to what they were doing before.