Just a whole lot of ass-anity in this MAD thread. I apologize for all the quotes...but I think some of you who can't visit the site might appreciate it.http://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/59240-bishop-quits-because-of-military-service-anyone-know/page__st__20
Why do you care and what business is it of yours?
That's actually a pretty good question. I don't know of anyone who's ever been barred from a particular Church calling because of having killed someone in military service, yet this brother allegedly is unfit to serve for having devised and/or employed tactics in which no one was killed? Sounds like a non sequitur to me.
I suggest that you check your link. It gives a reference to a letter where they give their personal opinion on the matter. But I understand the difference between a personal opinion and a statute of law.
We are not bound by "internation law". Check out the US Constitution if you have any question on that issue.
Bob Oliverio, on 27 October 2012 - 08:52 AM, said:
Would God have known about it? Why would He make such a calling if He knew about it?
ERayR said: Maybe he weighed the lives saved against the short term discomfort of a few terrorists.
...What I don't get is people here saying they wouldn't sustain him because they don't like what he did in the course of his duties, none of which have gotten him any church discipline, or prevented his being called? Does that mean we get to refuse sustain leaders who don't do their share of the laundry, or who use corporal punishment with their children, or who run companies that we think damage the environment?
So, soldiers who have fought on the front lines and killed people are not allowed to serve as a Bishop? Airforce or Navy pilots who have dropped bombs on the enemy are not allowed to serve? I'm asking because I truly don't know the answer to this and I fail to see the difference.
storm rider said:
It is nice to know that you have not only judged him, but also found yourself capable of making such judgments. One who can justify sitting themselves on the judgment seat for their fellowman may have problems when standing before the Master; they will be judged by the same standards they have used to condemn others. Good luck with that.