Friday Minute: Responding with love to the 'Mormons aren't Christians' debate

Published: Friday, Oct. 21 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

For those genuinely interested in knowing us as fellow Christians, we need only stay on message, invite the spirit and respond with love.

Besides, as followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, our mission is to be an "example of the believers" (1 Timothy 4:12 ), not poster-children for the world’s vitriol.

There will always be mocking fingers from the "great and spacious building" (1 Nephi 11:36), but we needn’t take up residence on that side of the river.

William Monahan is a 1980 graduate of BYU law school. He practices law and teaches law and ethics. A former Phoenix stake president and current high councilor for the QC Chandler Heights Stake, he is active in Interfaith and a U.S. Air Force veteran.

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