Russell Pearce in Trouble with LDS Church, Brahm Resnik Scores
Kudos to Channel 12's Brahm Resnik for this story about state Senate President Russell Pearce landing in scalding H2O with his own Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I was at the same recent Republican Legislative District 18 meeting, and when I learned about the footage of it available online (Pearce had banned cameras from the event), I wanted to do the same story, but Resnik beat me to it. Bully for him.
I'm sure many of you have seen it already, but I post it here as a public service. I was heartened to see the brilliant, local LDS leader Daryl Williams interviewed for the piece. Williams is a stalwart enemy of nativism, and I've written about his pro-immigration lectures in the past.
At a time when the LDS church is spending millions on TV ads presenting its faith as open and diverse, Pearce is a serious embarrassment. Pearce's enforcement-only views on immigration are in direct contradiction with the Mormon church's June statement on the issue.
Worse, still, Pearce is a serial prevaricator, while LDS followers are admonished to be honest in their dealings with their fellow men. About a year ago, I wrote a blog post pointing out that, at least according to the teachings of the LDS church, Pearce is a bad Mormon.
He's also a bad Republican, a bad Arizonan, a bad American, a bad (though practiced) liar, and overall a bad human being. Hopefully, LD 18 voters are beginning to get the message.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Phoenix New Times' biggest stories.
More Blogs News
- Feathered Bastard Merges with Valley Fever, Bastard Fever Ensues
Wed., Feb. 10, 7:00pm
Wed., Feb. 10, 7:30pm
Thu., Feb. 11, 8:00am
Thu., Feb. 11, 7:30pm
- Joe Arpaio, Richard Malley, Robert Crooks, Harry Hughes and Rusty Childress' New...
- Joe Arpaio's Lawyer Tim Casey Claims Court Lacks Power to Appoint Monitor with Power...