There’s a brouhaha going on in my town over early morning seminary. I’ll get to the details in a minute, but I want to first raise the question: why isn’t it okay for members to disagree with their leaders? In the early days clearly there was lots of discussion, much of it heated, about all sorts of things. But it feels almost taboo to publicly disagree with one’s leaders. I’m not advocating mutiny or a ward coup, but it seems to me that if a policy makes no sense or worse, is harmful, I should be allowed to say, “Why are we doing this?” or even, “I don’t like this” without being labeled a heretic or dissenter.
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