Share |I am curious if the readers of this blog, that are members of the LDS church, would leave the faith if Harry Reid were called to be a general authority? The man has shown constant public disdain with certain doctrines of the faith, namely and most notably on the practice and legalization of abortion. But has his lack of secular propriety be enough to throw your faith out the window should he be in a position of spiritual value and influence?
This is not a slam on democrats, this is a commentary on high ranking political figures becoming general authorities. After all, Ezra Taft Benson became president and prophet of the Church after serving as Secretary of Agriculture (a fact most of the world is not aware of), and then there is Senator Reed Smoot who served as Apostle of the church while in office, and Apostle Dallin H. Oaks who was a supreme court justice in Utah prior to his high callings.
For some reason, and not in a good way, Harry Reid has distinguished himself as an individual ripe for apostasy rather than further service in the Lord's Kingdom. I don't see it happening, but what if....?