Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell appeared on Politically Incorrect many years ago, and opined on honesty and the moral imperative to avoid telling lies:
Superstar baseball player Derek Jeter (heck, even I’ve heard of him!) appeared to be hit by a pitch yesterday. The umpire’s call allowed him to go to first base on account of being hit, but slow-motion replays showed that he wasn’t hit by the ball at all, and is simply a really good actor, facts which he readily admitted to later:
What does Mormonism say about the moral issues at stake in these two situations? What do you say?
Explain your choice in the comments. I’m curious how our choices agree with or conflict with the following quotes from church (or any other quotes or stories you want to invoke):
- “Do what is right, let the consequence follow.” (Hymns #237)
- “God will protect you, then do what is right.” (Hymns #237)
- “[T]he Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.” (1 Nephi 3:7)