Under the Discipline provisions of the General Handbook of Instructions the following is called "serious transgression":
"serious transgression is defined as a deliberate and major offense against morality. It includes (but is not limited to) attempted murder, rape, forcible sexual abuse, spouse abuse, intentional serious physical injury of others, adultery, fornication, homosexual relations, deliberate abandonment of family responsibilities, robbery, burglary, theft, embezzlement, sale of illegal drugs, fraud, perjury, and false swearing. "
It also says: "A disciplinary council must be held for a member who demonstrates a pattern of serious transgressions, especially if prior transgressions have resulted in Church discipline. "
"A disciplinary council must be held for a member who commits a serious transgression that is widely known. "
Hmm... since all illegals are here under a pattern of behavior which includes: false swearing and fraud -any documents that are false such as fake IDs and fake SSNs or other false documentation necessary to obtain a job, and since they are not legally entitled to work here and receive the benefits of this country, they are defrauding employers and stealing governmental services and benefits, it is pretty clear that to the extent any such are members of the Church they should be disciplined by the Church. As the status of many of these folks is in fact widely known in the Church this constitutes yet another reason for Church discipline.
Clearly this is behavior which is not consistent with membership in the Church. It occurs to me that the scriptures state that for the purposes of salvation all men are required to enter in at the strait gate and that repentance precedes baptism. We are all to show by our walk and talk that we are worthy of it ...unless of course we happen not to be citizens of the U.S. in which case, fraud, perjury, false swearing, theft are no longer matters implicating worthiness.
Mr. Bush and all you shamnesty types need to listen up:
The American People Demand Enforcement of Existing Law! The Status Quo Is Indeed unacceptable, we demand enforcement! As for LDS bleeding hearts get real. People who violate criminal statutes intentionally and strive to cover it up and continue the violations are no more likely to obey the laws of God than they are to obey the laws of man and as such are unworthy of membership in the Church. Let them first accept the first four principles of the Gospel the second of which is repentance, after that they can be baptized and then accept the 12th Article of Faith and show it by their lawful compliance with the moral and constitutional laws of the land.