From the tone of some of my posts over the life of this blog, you may have gotten the impression that I had completely written off the LDS church. That wasn’t entirely true—at least not most of the time. I still held a measurable amount of positive thoughts toward the organization. It does some humanitarian work. Some people find happiness there. It’s not all bad.
The fight for marriage segregation has changed that. The LDS church’s role in that fight has exhausted what dim goodwill I had toward the organization. I simply don’t feel it anymore.
I hold no malice in my heart when I say that the world would be much better off without the LDS church. What little good it does can be easily replaced. Its humanitarian efforts are mercenary. Its financial dealings opaque. Its teachings bigoted. Its happiness borne of fantasy.
I continue to esteem the Mormon people, many of whom are good people. They are compassionate tools for the church. I wish they could be free of the albatross that is the LDS church.