Podcast Episode 27: Black Lives Matter and Social Mercy


This episode addresses the Black Lives Matter movement and how Latter-day Saints might be especially equipped to extend mercy to those facing social injustice.

Opening song: 33 “God” by Bon Iver

Intermediate Song: “Grace” by Tony Anderson

Closing song: “River” by Leon Bridges


  1. Today I listened to Mormon Misfit Podcast Episode 27: Black Lives Matter and Social Mercy. There’s some good gospel, but it’s mingled with doctrinal error and political deceit. So if you choose to listen to the episode wade carefully, separating fact from folly.

    First, it’s true that God loves the world and all His children. He’s a long-suffering and infinitely compassionate father. All men are saved from physical death, and all men may be saved from spiritual death and condemnation. I also agree that we should take a compassionate approach as we seek to understand any group or ideology, like Black Lives Matter.

    However, this episode peddles a false notion that all sin was “obliterated.” The host judges members of the LDS faith who still believe they are accountable for their own transgressions; he says they’re captive to the “chains of me,” whatever they are. He offers that distorted, old misinterpretation of mercy and seems to say that since justice was satisfied by the Atonement, that all accountability for injustice ended at the meridian of the world.

    To set the record straight, the Atonement paid the price for all sin and more, but did not wipe sin from the earth, nor accountability. Jesus commanded that we first love God before all men, and He told us clearly how to signify our love for Him:

    “If ye love me, keep my commandments.”
    “Come, follow me.”
    “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”

    To the harlot He said, “Go, and sin no more.” He didn’t tell her, “Do this, or do that, and it mattereth not, for the Lord will uphold such at the last day.” One who subscribes to that kind of hedonistic libertinism “is in the gall of bitterness and in the bonds of iniquity.”

    The host shows a clear admiration for BLM, and he might even declare that their lies, their thefts, and their murders are pardoned even before commission. The heart bleeds while he pleads for them to be embraced in brotherhood. Kumbaya. In praise of Social Justice, the host brings us the next version, Social Mercy.

    Social Justice only adds up to reparations for anyone who feels slighted or unfairly treated. Instead of recognizing that Jesus paid for every injustice, adherents of Social Justice demand that society pay for their perceived insults, preferably in the form of cash money.

    But Social Justice is demonstrably evil. The United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs published a report called, Social Justice in an Open World, The Role of the United Nations.

    “Social justice is not possible without strong and coherent redistributive policies conceived and implemented by public agencies.”

    This kind of coercion was conceived by the Original Tyrant in the War in Heaven. The UN report goes on to say, ”Present-day believers in an absolute truth identified with virtue and justice are neither willing nor desirable companions for the defenders of social justice.” Further, ”Arguments founded on moral fairness are easily disposed of in an atmosphere of moral relativism and cultural pluralism.”

    In sum, if you believe in God’s absolute truth, in virtue, or in justice, then the United Nations has declared you an enemy of Social Justice, and you will be easily subdued through moral relativism.

    As if Social Justice wasn’t enough of an insidious plot to rile people against each other, now Mormon Misfit wants us to cuddle up to Social Mercy. Defining this pretense will be harder than nailing Jello to the wall. But you can bet it involves plenty of coerced subsidies, reparations, and padding for the pockets of politicians. It won’t invite us to give liberally from love. It will take from us by force and only distribute some small fraction after bureaucrats take their cut.

    Social Justice has caused great harm to the world. Now witness the ushering in of Social Mercy. (Queue The Imperial March from Star Wars.)

    • Seth,

      When I listen to The Mormon Misfit’s new episode (27), I feel love & a yearning to understand those different from him. When I read your article above, I feel negativity & enmity towards those different from you. What’s that thing they say about fruits of the spirit?


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