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Can you be a good Mormon and a good Democrat?

One or the other has to give, it seems to me.

Take Sen. Harry Reid, please. He’s the highest-ranking Mormon in government. On paper he represents the state of Nevada. But mostly he is the head of Democrats in the U.S. Senate. In that role he has to support, or turn his head, on issues that would come in direct conflict with his faith.

Somehow he manages to do that. I don’t know how he does it. I’ve never heard him publicly explain how he can lead a party in the U.S. Senate so dedicated to abortion, but know in his heart by his faith that it is murder. But he does it.

Now comes the news that he’s going to speak to a new and relatively tiny group dedicated to increasing the size of Mormon Democrats. Right now I think you can fit that group into a Volkswagen.

That will a speech to hear. Maybe Sen. Reid can explain to us how he can go to church on Sundays and pray for the sanctity of life, but Mondays through Saturdays go to the halls of government and uphold and help enact laws so abortion compliant.

I don’t know that you can reconcile being a good Mormon and being a good Democrat. In the spirit of free speech (also something Democrats have trouble with), I’d like to hear Sen. Reid try.

 

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