Even though we do not agree on religion, even though I don't belong to his church, even though I think he is wasting his breath and money, even though he knows this would be difficult... I still love and respect my nephew. And I know that he loves me.
|that's Mitt Romney as a missionary|
About this time last year, before he went, he mentioned that he was thinking about it. I ask him if he really wanted to do it, or was he giving in to peer pressure or pressure from the Mormon culture in Utah. I told him if he went he should do it with his whole heart and soul... give 100% of his effort to it. And now, here he is, a year later in Arkansas.
And it makes me think.. who would want to hurt my nephew? You could hate everything he stands for... but this is my nephew! You could disagree with absolutely everything he is doing... but that doesn't give anyone the right to threaten or harm him.
Please remember, those guys on the bikes did not establish their church. They aren't the ones protesting at a soldier's funeral. He is not trying to get you into a cult (in spite of what you may have heard to the contrary). They are someone's son and brother and nephew.
Do I really have to remind people about basic manners and basic respect?