So today during Sacrament meeting we had a High Councilman speaking. He commented on the FLDS situation. He called it sad and discouraging.
The thing that caught me out was he said in effect, it was because they were not living the Family Proclamation in their lives. He then went through Proclamation and discussed:
We warn that individuals who violate covenants of chastity, who abuse spouse or offspring, or who fail to fulfill family responsibilities will one day stand accountable before God. Further, we warn that the disintegration of the family will bring upon individuals, communities, and nations the calamities foretold by ancient and modern prophets.
I found it interesting that he would equal the FLDS with, I assume, disobeying the proclamation and seem to allow themselves to be caught up in a disintergration of their families. I am not sure they would see it that way.
Yet not to continue talking about this adinfinitum but yet one is left to wonder if we really understand the difficulties of being weird in society. It seems like society as a whole still sees us as weird so maybe we should consider our position with some care.
Of course that maybe just me.