Friday, September 4, 2009

Obama speech

I just received an email from a member of our stake high council saying that he is keeping his kids at home on September 8th so that they don't have to listen to that satanic Obama speech, and encouraging us to do the same. OK, I added the word 'satanic' - but he might as well have said it as that is what he is most certainly thinking.

Anybody who reads this blog knows that I am no fan of Obama - but keeping kids home from school so that they don't get exposed to his speech is way too much for this flaming conservative. It makes it look like we're breeding a bunch of neo-nazi's - so we don't want to expose them to alternative views as it might undo our brainwashing.

Usually I just roll my eyes and ignore emails like this. But this one bothers me more than most. I think it's because of who sent it to me rather than its content. This particular high councilman is over seminary in our stake - and he used his seminary teacher email distribution list to propagate his political position. This same high councilman sent an email out last year warning us not to discuss politics during the seminary class period. It just seems so hypocritical.

I'm trying to decide if I should respond to his email - and if so, how. Any ideas?

And, to my flaming (and non-flaming) liberal friends - please know that not all conservatives are this neanderthal in their thinking - at least I hope not!

10 comments:

Amanda said...

Our school district got enough complaints from parents that they've decided not to show the speech to the kids, which sort of makes me angry. It doesn't matter whether or not you like his politics, it's a speech about staying in school and for goodness sake he IS the president! Sheesh.

Grant Haws said...

Reagan, the Republican icon, spoke to school kids...I just think that it is more about being ridiculous Obama-haters than any legitimate concern. After all, Obama isn't going to be expounding on details of healthcare reform, he's going to talk about staying in school and being patriotic and neutral stuff like that.

And it is especially upsetting that either the church leader knows what will be implied by such an email and wants that, or that he just doesn't know that would happen.

live honest said...

I say you write him an e-mail. And, tell him what you told us. You deserve to voice your opinion to him.

And, it drives me BONKERS when people mix Church with Politics. Read the constitution about separation of state and religion!

My principal, who is LDS, stood in a faculty meeting, in front of MANY non-LDS folk, and told us he prayed to get the job as our principal and that his prayers were answers. Sharing this in sacrament meeting, yes. In faculty meeting?? I think NOT!!!

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

*eyeroll*

Alan said...

Send him his own e-mail from last year and tell him to follow his own advice.

Kengo Biddles said...

I'm with Alan. But I would be gentle about it and just point out that maybe he shouldn't be sharing that....

Quinn said...

Let me just be the one who is the spoiler. This councilor asked for politics to not be discussed during seminary. An e-mail is not seminary, its an e-mail.

Plus, I think we need to remember that although he is a high councilor, he is also a private citizen. I don't think he was trying to use his church calling as a stump to tout his political ideas.

Just some thoughts.

Abelard Enigma said...

An e-mail is not seminary, its an e-mail

True; but, it's against church policy to use church directories for non-church related use and especially not for political purposes.

live honest said...

Washington has made Obama's speech tomorrow available for preview. I just posted it on my blog if you want to read it.