December 15, 2004
Re: 10-year Priorities, 2005-2014
Dear Mr. Lord,
As the year draws to a close, no one knows better than you that our branch is working with limited resources. With competing interests in the Morals & Ethics department and insufficient bandwidth to tackle everything, the team could use a quick reality check.
If, for the foreseeable future, we have to choose between A and B, do you want us to prioritize:
A. Speaking against the torture of suspected terrorists by employees and agents of the government in the US jurisdiction
B. Speaking against equal protection under the law for LBGT citizens in the US jurisdiction
[Or perhaps there's a "C" that we missed? (wouldn't be the first time, lol)]
Sorry to put you in this position so late in the year. Hopefully, we’ll have greater resources as our real estate and other investments begin paying out, but until then...
Awaiting your reply,
The US Leadership Team
p.s. Candidly, some in the branch feel like we’re getting mixed messages from you and your son. It would nice to clear that up at some point.
p.p.s If we don’t see you, Merry Christmas!
[h/t @JanaRiess <http://janariess.religionnews.com/2014/12/10/mormonism-responsible-torture/>]