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!