Feathered Bastard

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.

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Stephen is a former staff writer and columnist at Phoenix New Times.
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