By John W. Lillpop
Senator Harry Reid, soon to be deposed as Majority Leader of the US Senate, had a bad week. Very bad.
To begin with, his colleagues in the Democrat Party were soundly defeated at the polls which means that Reid must hand over the Leader’s gavel and assume his place among the surviving Democrats on the back bench.
As if Reid’s political defrocking were not enough, alert Mormons questioned the propriety of allowing the left wing Reid to enter LDS temples, the most sacred of Church buildings.
In the aftermath of this week’s elections, an LDS bishop in Los Angeles set off political fireworks by asserting in a blog that Mormon Sen. Harry Reid was not worthy to enter one of the faith’s temples for his support of Democratic Party stances.
The response to the piece, "Good Riddance to Harry Reid, the Mormon Senate leader," from many Latter-day Saints on social media — and even the Utah-based faith’s public-affairs arm — was immediate and critical.
"Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are, of course, entitled to express their own political opinions," spokesman Dale Jones said in a statement. "However, publishing such views while using a title of a church officer, even if only as a leader of a local congregation as in this case, is entirely inappropriate."
To which it should be added that Reid was an integral part of the lies and distortions used to pass ObamaCare through Congress, and his horrible mistreatment of Mitt Romney in 2012 is still among the most disgraceful acts in Senate history.
Face it: Harry Reid is unfit to be a Mormon or Senator!