There Is a Lie in There 

Our own Mitt Romney has stated that he has not been involved with the management of Bain Capital since 1999. Yet several years after 1999, he signed federal documents indicating involvement and responsibility for the firm. There is a lie in there somewhere, since both statements cannot be correct.

Admittedly, this is not unusual behavior for a politician. However, it got me thinking about the implications of lying and how it is viewed by the LDS Church, particularly in the case of the temple recommend, a document I understand is issued only to those who have totally conformed to the moral dictates of the church. I imagine that lying is not permissible.

But some might be cynical enough to suggest that big tithers get a pass on their moral behavior.

Dudley McIlhenny
Salt Lake City

Pin It
Favorite

More by City Weekly Readers

  • Poll Puzzle; Serving the Wrong Purpose

    A recent poll shows that Mia Love is going to win in her efforts to go to Congress. Let's hope that prediction is as accurate as Dewey wins in a run for President.
    • Oct 29, 2014
  • Myths From the Inside

    At age 42, for the first time in my life, I am in prison, and I've discovered 10 common prison myths:
    • Oct 22, 2014
  • More »

Latest in Letters

  • Poll Puzzle; Serving the Wrong Purpose

    A recent poll shows that Mia Love is going to win in her efforts to go to Congress. Let's hope that prediction is as accurate as Dewey wins in a run for President.
    • Oct 29, 2014
  • Myths From the Inside

    At age 42, for the first time in my life, I am in prison, and I've discovered 10 common prison myths:
    • Oct 22, 2014
  • Code Words

    Members of churches can learn many skills in leadership. The problem I have with some local candidates is that they use "dog whistles" in their campaign literature to connect with an LDS audience.
    • Oct 15, 2014
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2014 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation