Sen. Russell Pearce
Arizona State Senate
Dear Brother Pearce,
As a fellow Mormon, I was thrilled to learn that you based Arizona's brown people internment law on the Church's Twelfth Article of Faith: "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."
That's exciting. While Utahn's are well acqauainted with the Church's penchant for issuing secular laws, I did not expect to see it happen outside of Zion until Our Lord Jesus Christ establishes New Jerusalem in Jackson County, Missouri.
Are you planning to write other bills based on Mormon doctrine? If so, might I suggest you use 1 Nephi 4 from the Book of Mormon. You know the story. It's about how God sent Nephi back into Jerusalem to kill Laban and steal his brass plates. Remember how Nephi tried to weasel out of it by saying he might be up for an armed robbery, but murder made him queasy, and how God convinced him to do it by explaining, "It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief."
That bit of scripture would serve as a fine basis for a law mandating capital punishment for the Korihor-worshipping anti-Mormons who are trying to undermine the Church by making us feel silly for wearing sacred underwear. Isn't it better they die than for us to dwindle in unbelief and embarrassment?
I certainly think so.
Gen. JC Christian, patriot
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