The LDS Church makes bad decisions based on fear

Fear-based decision-making leads to bad decisions. Every time. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – my church – just provided back-to-back examples of bad decisions based upon fear.

The first example is its decision to endorse the congressional Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA), thereby endorsing same-sex marriage. Its origin story arose out of fear that the United States Supreme Court might overturn the Obergefell decision that created a constitutional right for same-sex marriage. Justice Clarence Thomas said boo and, out of fear, supporters of same-sex marriage created the RFMA…

The second example of fear-based decision-making by the LDS Church is Ensign Peak Advisors. Does any faithful Latter-day Saint think Jesus Christ gives a tinker’s damn about a savings account? No, but mere mortals do, evidently. We live in a world driven by money. Money buys missions, schools, temples, and, apparently, very bad attorneys and account managers.

Salt Lake Tribune

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