After hearing about all the protesting in California after Prop.8 passed I enjoyed reading an article in the Church News. It was from a BYU devotional talk given by Bishop Richard C. Edgley, first counselor in the Presiding Bishopric, on November 4th.
Here is an excerpt from his talk:
"Perhaps most alarming," he said, "is a retreat toward a Godless society as more people are moving away from faith in Deity and the establishment of basic moral values that have become the basis of a righteous life and are challenging our religious beliefs and our lifestyle." He quoted two Book of Mormon scriptures:
- "For behold at that day (our day) he (being Satan) shall rage in the hearts of the children of men, and stir them up to anger against that which is good. And others he will pacify, and lull them away into carnal security" (2 Nephi 28:20-21).
- "Wo unto them that call evil good, and good evil, that put darkness for light, and light for darkness, that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (2 Nephi 15:20).
"And this is what we face today," Bishop Edley said. "The righteous are accused of being intolerant and without compassion. Those attempting to live the time-honored teachings of Christ are often considered out of touch and uninformed. Those staying true to our most sacred principles are ridiculed and sometimes even persecuted. And much sin has now been accepted as mainstream, enlightenment and good."
His talk made sense to me of what I have been feeling. Thought I'd pass it on.