The newsroom just released (or re-released as I’ve seen parts of it before) a video “Explaining How Members Can Defend Their Religious Freedom.” As I was watching it, specifically the quote below, I became a bit uncomfortable:
Why? Well just a few months ago, in May 2015, Elder Robbins of the Seventy gave the CES Devotional. In it, he says this:
Notice the laughter? The laughter after “Light a candle and pray for the dead” and Elder Robbins off-the-cuff joking about it to the entire CES audience watching?
If we are truly going to practice what we preach regarding “Not criticizing other religions, not making fun of other religions, teaching your children to respect other religions, learning about your friends’ religious beliefs” we need to do some work, some fast work at not allowing anything like what Elder Robbins said to ever happen again.