About a decade ago, I noticed a trend. Whenever I pointed out to liberal Mormons that some vastly silly proposal of theirs would wreck the Church, merely because it had wrecked all the other churches where it had been tried, I got two kinds of responses.
From the progressives in Mormon skins, the response was indifference. The Church was not their allegiance, progressivism was, so they did not care.
From the genuine Mormons who were merely colonized by progressivism–the ones where the infection had not killed off their faith yet–the response was more irenic. No, they assured me, this was God’s church so he would never let bad things happen to it. (more…)