Well, well, well, not only did Harry Reid lie about Mitt Romney not paying taxes, and lied from the floor of the Senate so that he would be immune from libel or condemnation, he is obviously unrepentant. “Romney didn’t win, did he?” Reid said in response to CNN’s Dana Bash’s question of whether he regretted what he had said about Romney.
As someone who was raised in the Mormon Church, I was particularly shocked that a prominent Mormon would personally and viciously attack a “Brother Mormon”. Now, of course not all Mormons agree on all issues, and there are Mormons in every political party. But it seems like a little Brotherly-courtesy, especially regarding personal character has always been encouraged in “the Church.” “Hey, we are all in the minority here, have been subject to discrimination, misunderstanding, and attack, so let’s have eachothers’ backs!”
No so for Harry Reid. The LDS Church should immediately ex-communicate him.
Here, from their website, is the criteria for ex-communication:
The process of excluding a person from the Church and taking away all rights and privileges of membership. Church authorities excommunicate a person from the Church only when he has chosen to live in opposition to the Lord’s commandments and thus has disqualified himself for further membership in the Church.
The website then goes on to quote some passages from their scriptures re: “unrepentant” sinners, to clarify that “has chosen to live in opposition” means has not repented for the sin at issue:
If he repent not he shall not be numbered among my people:3 Ne. 18:31
He that sinneth and repenteth not shall be cast out: D&C 42:28
Note to all non-Mormons – Mormons believe
The Ten Commandments are eternal gospel principles that are necessary for our exaltation. The Lord revealed them to Moses in ancient times (see Exodus 20:1–17), . . . The Ten Commandments are a vital part of the gospel. Obedience to these commandments paves the way for obedience to other gospel principles.
Since Mr. Reid is so obviously not repenant for “bearing false witness against his neighbor” the LDS Church should folllow its own rules and immediately ex-communicate him.