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Did mine in Brazil, near heard the national anthem at church. Also lived there post mission for a time. Again, never once.I have a different take and experience than others in this thread.
I've always understood that we celebrate and support whatever country we are in to the best of our abilities and while there work to make things better from within.
The teaching that stood as the backbone of this was for me Article of Faith 12 "We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law."
For me that means supporting the country I live in, and also for me that means knowing the pledge of allegiance and at times singing the national anthem.
We have at times sung the national anthem at church meetings around the 4th.
While I don't have an extensive travel history, I had always hoped that meant the national songs/anthems/pledges or whatever is equivalent were supported in those other countries.
The church is not necessarily in support of the US, but is in support of and/or respects all countries and encourages members to adhere to laws in the country they live in.
This is definitely not the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is as a whole in support of the US and that the US is better than any and all other countries. My take is that we are in support of people. All people.
GOP Should be Party of Christian Nationalists, Marjorie Taylor Greene Says at Turning Point USA SummitGreene spoke at the Turning Point USA Student Action Summit, where many Republicans also embraced extremist ideology.truthout.org
Recent comments about Christian nationalism by Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert mark an alarming turn, writes Amanda Tyler, who argues that Christians have a special responsibility to step up at this critical moment to reject an ideology that distorts both the Christian faith and...www.cnn.com
Scholars and historians say the harmful teachings of White Christian nationalism -- which help spark the January 6 attack on the US Capitol -- have been adopted by many Americans without them knowing it.www.cnn.comThe sociologist Samuel Perry studies the views of people who believe that America was founded as a Christian nation, based on Biblical principles. He argues that this ideology is on the rise—and that it is threatening our democracy.www.newyorker.com
The task before us is the most difficult which has faced Christian Nationalist statesmen in living memory. But we all have unbounded confidence, for we believe in our nation and in its eternal values. Farmers, workers, and the middle class must unite to contribute the bricks wherewith to Make America Great Again.
The Christian Nationalists will therefore regard it as our first and supreme task to restore to the American people unity of mind and will. We will preserve and defend the foundations on which the strength of our nation rests. We will take under our firm protection Christianity as the basis of our morality, and the family as the nucleus of our nation and our state. Standing above race and classes, we will bring back to our people the consciousness of our racial and political unity and the obligations arising therefrom. We wish to base the education of American youth on respect for our great past and pride in our old traditions...America must not and will not sink into socialist anarchy.
Is this socialism?
By the way, this is actually text from Hitler's first Radio address. I literally just changed references to Nazis to Christian nationalists.