Saturday, April 25, 2009

Undocumented LDS missionary arrested by ICE

I spent considerable time trying to track down information about this topic...and then the Salt Lake Tribune goes and publishes an article that would've answered a lot of my questions.
Oh well.
This news from Cincinnati, of all places (and I wonder if the missionaries in our ward know more about this--I'll have to ask them).
For those who still doubt what the church's take is on having undocumented immigrants serve missions in the US, here's an article, along with ample quotes from Elder Holland, on the issue.
It seems clear that, unlike many conservatives, church leaders do not view illegal immigration as much of a sin (although they do discourage it).
I support the church 100% on this issue.

4 comments:

Tim said...

Interestingly enough, there's nothing about this at Deseret News, despite the fact that Elder Holland was interviewed for the Tribune article.
Hmmm...

Tim said...
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Tim said...

I deleted a hearsay comment I heard from a missionary in our ward, after finding out it was only half true (got to love those mission rumors).
I do, however, have confirmation that he's in the same mission, and there's a good chance he served in our ward at one point (probably before we got here).

JorgenMan said...

The quote from Ron Mortensen was kind of obnoxious. How else does he expect the church to run the missionary program?