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Old 01-24-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Amid an increasingly rancorous debate about immigration, LDS leaders have urged Utah representatives to be compassionate in their push for legal reforms.

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Salt Lake Tribune - LDS to Legislature: Be compassionate amid calls for illegal immigration crackdown

Wonder what mitt romney has to say about this?

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Religion has no place in Government. So I pretty much ignore what they say. Not everyone shares the belief in God and it should not dictate these decisions.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: SW Kansas
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We tried kindness and compassion and it backfired. Now it's time to try reactive and enforce the law!
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Old 01-24-2008, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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We tried kindness and compassion and it backfired. Now it's time to try reactive and enforce the law!
Kindness and compassion got us in this mess. Time for "Tough Love" as they say.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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And; if the Mormon Church keeps up that sort of rhetoric, perhaps they need to be investigated as well----------not just the Catholic Church.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:19 AM
 
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Religious leaders SHOULD preach compassion---that's their job. Perhaps we'd prefer the "Rev. Fred Phelps" approach? (Rev. Phelps has been accused of MANY things, but I don't think "misplaced compassion' is one of them)..
That having been said, religious leaders should stay out of the everyday practicalities of law enforcement---unless they want to 'weigh in' on ALL subjects (which none of them do)...

Compassion is good. Period.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:29 AM
 
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"We must remember that we are talking about human beings."
If I had a nickle for every time I heard this (and other such) nonsense...

Human beings? Imagine that! I never knew illegals were human beings. *smacks head*

The Mormon Church should look into its own history. The Mountain Meadows Massacre comes to mind.
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Northern VA (for now)
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Compassion? How about some compassion for the Americans whose lives are being ruined by this illegal invasion?
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Old 01-24-2008, 11:08 AM
 
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Compassion? How about some compassion for the Americans whose lives are being ruined by this illegal invasion?
Now, now, we all know that Americans aren't "human beings."

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Old 01-24-2008, 12:40 PM
 
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Today, many of Utah's estimated 100,000 undocumented immigrants likely are LDS.
LDS is on a membership drive like the Catholic Church.
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