Petition for the Excommunication of Senator Harry Reid

YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE MORMON TO SIGN THIS PETITION.
All concerned citizens who think politicians should be held to standards are welcome.

We, the undersigned, request that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints take corrective disciplinary action; to include revocation of Priesthood and/or Excommunication, against Senator Harry Mason Reid, for multiple and egregious offenses against Church Doctrine and Standards of Conduct as follows: Honesty: The 13th Article of Faith states: "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all men." Senator Reid has violated this tenet of Church Belief on multiple occasions; most recently by making dishonest, unsusbtantiated, and bad faith allegations of financial misconduct against Brother Mitt Romney, a fellow church member, in both interviews and in comments on the floor of the United States Senate. Fiscal Responsibility: Church Authorities have counseled our members to manage finances responsibly and avoid debt. President Gordon B. Hinckley counseled: "I urge you to be modest in your expenditures; discipline yourselves in your purchases to avoid debt to the extent possible. Pay off debt as quickly as you can, and free yourselves from bondage.” Since Harry Reid became Senate Majority Leader in 2007, the public debt of the United States has increased by seven trillion dollars. Additionally, Senator Reid has refused to allow any consideration of any plans to reduce the public debt on the Senate Floor; placing our Republic in grave financial danger. Spreading Contention: Our Church teaches that contention is the work of the devil. Jesus Christ taught, β€œHe that hath the spirit of contention is not of me [saith the Lord], but is of the devil, who is the father of contention, and he stirreth up the hearts of men to contend with anger, one with another. .. Behold, this is not my doctrine, to stir up the hearts of men with anger, one against another; but this is my doctrine, that such things should be done away.” (3 Ne. 11:29–30.) Doctrine and Covenants 136:23 warns "Cease to contend one with another; cease to speak bevil one of another." Instead of working with his opponents to develop solutions to our national challenges, Senator Reid has sough endlessly to stir up contention against them. His dishonest attacks against Mitt Romney, which have been decried throughout the national media, are only the most recent example of his attacks against others. As the Majority Leader of the Senate and a Public Representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Harry Reid is obligated to provide an example of cooperation and good faith. Instead, his pattern is to obstruct and attack, which is contrary to the doctrine and teaching of the LDS Church. Support for Secret Combinations: Our Scriptures, and the teachings of Church Authorities, warn against "Secret Combinations;" Conspiracies of men bound by oaths to act in secret against the interests of the people. Ether 8:22-23 warns, "And whatsoever nation shall uphold such secret combinations, to get power and gain, until they shall spread over the nation, behold, they shall be destroyed." The United States Federal Reserve operates as a Secret Combination. The Federal Reserve continues to refuse to fully disclose the details of its finances and operates our nation's monetary system in almost complete secrecy. In 1995, Harry Reid promised to pursue an audit of this very secretive organization. Since becoming Senator Majority Leader, he has obstructed all attempts to audit the Federal Reserve; an audit supported by 80% of the American people. This suggests involvement in the type of "secret combination" specifically proscribed by Church teachings. At a minimum, he defies the will of the public in auditing one such secret combination. Support for Abortion: According to the official policy statement of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. "Human life is a sacred gift from God. Elective abortion for personal or social convenience is contrary to the will and the commandments of God. Church members who submit to, perform, encourage, pay for, or arrange for such abortions may lose their membership in the Church." As Majority Leader of the Senate, Harry Reid has promoted policies that encourage, pay for, and arrange for abortions to take place in the United States and throughout the world. Support for Gambling: According to the official policy of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, " Church leaders have encouraged Church members to join with others in opposing the legalization and government sponsorship of any form of gambling." Senator Reid has benefitted financially and electorally from gambling interests in the State of Nevada and elsewhere. For one example, ABC News reported on November 15, 2006 that convicted racketeer lobbyist Jack Abramoff told prosecutors that Senator Harry Reid (D) requested contributions of $30,000 from Abramoff's clients. In return, Reid agreed to assist him in matters concerning Indian casinos. Support from gambling interests was a critical component in Senator Reid's 2010 re-election. For these offenses, we the undersigned request that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints investigate Senator Harry Mason Reid and apply the standards of the church as they would to any other member. The high and the mighty are every bit as subject to the laws of God and the structures of church as any common member or priesthood holder.

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  • Brian Cantrell Senator Reid is a thief as shown by what happened in Nevada. Your suppose to represent the people. Just because here is a law does not mean it is a just law. If a law is unjust it is your job Mr. Reid to stand for the people. You political positions fly in the face of everything the Church stands for. You should be excommunicated.

  • Vicki L. Goff I really think that it's about time for Senator Harry Reid to face the people that he's lied and stolen from as a senator. He is a black eye especially to the Mormon church but to all of Christianity. He should be shamed in this way with excommunication. Harry Reid is disgusting, greedy, mean spirited, arrogant and thinks he's above the law.

  • Anthony Davis Politically motivated nonsense bordering on apostasy. People do not get excommunicated because of petitions. This is between Reid and his stake leaders, and the Lord and everyone else needs to back off.

    "You don't have to be Mormon to sign this petition." Good grief. It's terrifying to think that non-Mormons could have any role whatsoever to play in stripping someone of their Church membership.

    Put yourself in Reid's position for a moment: would you rather be condemned by the ignorant and hateful, mostly for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with your faith, or would you rather be treated with the mercy and love that the Savior offers through the Atonement?

    Prove to me that Harry Reid has committed adultery or is engaged in homosexual acts.

    Prove to me that Harry Reid doesn't wear his temple garments or otherwise dishonors his covenants.

    Prove to me that Harry Reid has come out against the Church's teachings and demanded radical changes to our doctrine as Ordain Women or the pro-gay marriage agitators have.

    Prove to me that Harry Reid doesn't pay his tithing, or follow the Word of Wisdom.

    Better yet, don't prove it to me: prove it to his bishop and stake president, or to the General Authorities of the Church. If you can't do that, then you're no better than the people who refused to sustain the First Presidency at General Conference. Arrogant, dishonorable, judgmental Pharisees with an agenda of their own far removed from Gospel principles.

    You don't get to deprive someone of their eternal salvation and exaltation just because you don't agree with their politics. You are not God. Stop trying to be Him.

    Shame on EVERY SINGLE MORMON who signs this petition. Whatever Harry Reid may have done, you have already made yourself worse.

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    JOCILE A IRWIN

    1 day ago Comments: Harry Reid is a disgrace to his county and his church. His lies on the Senate floor (which he knew protected him from liable) makes him one of the worse politician that ever lived. Has he no shame? He chuckles with wicked glee and actual joy that he was instrumental in defeating Romney. His ego is apparent and the root of his evil. He may escape retribution in this life but surely will not in the next.
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    Allen D. Lee

    1 day ago Comments: The church has made clear that invidual members can have "private" views that are contrary to Church Doctrine and standards and not be disciplined. However, the moment they "publically" preach and support ideology's and practices that are contrary to church doctrines and teachings, things that are SIN especially, then that person becomes an enemy to God and to the Church. Harry Reid by supporting the modern Democrat platform, based in liberalism/progressivism, and communism and socialism is directly fighting against and promoting beliefs and practices entirely contrary to the doctrines of the Church. At the very least he should not have a Temple Recommend, but at the most because his actions are willful, he should be excommunicated, and should have been a LONG time ago. Shame on Harry Reid, and shame on his leaders who allow such a man to corrupt the Church. The Democrat party is not the part of JFK etc., men and a party that still had many common values with the Church and conservatism, it is now the party of what used to be the fringe of America, and shunned, the communist/socialist. Such is anathema to the Gospel of Christ, and Harry Reid and others as he has no business being rewarded by the Church. Excommunication may not be the answer, but removing him from leadership, a Temple Recommend, other callings etc. is warrented at minimum.
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    Gale

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