In the great debate between compassionate liberals and Ayn Randian conservatives, and the voracious acrimony it generates, you all lose sight of the "middle ground" There are many, many things compassionate liberals and Randian conservatives can agree upon.
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Breaking News: LDS official says LDS church declines to intervene on anti-smoking petition
July 19, 2011
An unintentified official at the LDS Church Office Building in Salt Lake City ("Tom" who declined to repeat his last name and described himself as an "unquotable source") stated that the LDS Church would decline to get involved in an effort to ban smoking in Public Housing in the State of Utah because "the Church does not get involved in causes." When we pointed out to this unnamed official that the LDS Church had been heavily involved in passing Proposition 8 (a DOMA initiative), and that it didn't make any sense that the LDS Church wouldn't insert itself into an effort to ban smoking in public housing projects, a less politically charged and less controversial issue than Proposition 8, this "unquotable source" stated that if the LDS Church leadership decides to get involved in Proposition 8 and not smoking in public housing then that's what they decide. The LDS Church was a key proponent and supporter of Proposition 8 which was passed in California in November, 2008.