All worthy thoughts, especially if where we try hard to make others around us
feel good. But the problem with too much "diversity" and
"inclusion" is that we lose focus on the original reason for the
celebration.What if we stopped celebrating the 4th of July as the
founding of a new kind of nation (a new nation "conceived in liberty and
dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal," as Lincoln
said) and used it to "celebrate" the world's many different kinds
of governments? After all, even dictatorships have their good points. In doing
so, we would lose the key meaning of the celebration and our reason for
celebrating in the first place. LDS people can and should celebrate
their own religion and heritage openly without feeling like they might offend
some people by doing so.
I believe Greg James is the person who changed the news format on Channel 5 news
to the supposed family format with feel good stories and very little real news
reporting on current events and national and local issues. He is the reason
that Channel 2 is now the #1 news station in Utah.Lets hope he
doesn't turn the Days of 47 into a feel good and try to be so inclusive
that we loose the real story of our pioneer heritage and Mormon migration to
Utah to obtain religious freedom and worship God as they believed. And that
early Mormons were denied religious freedom in our early history. We should
never forget that part of our history. That is what the days of 47 is about.
I just want to know if the LGBT crowd came out to support the Days of 47 parade.