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Letter: Teaching good deeds

Published May 16, 2014 4:24 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2014, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

One has to wonder what teachings of the LDS Church upset Norine Peebles ("Churches seek influence over schools," Public Forum, May 13).

Is it the teaching of love your neighbor, service to the needy, providing welfare and comfort to the afflicted or the effort to be self-sustaining? Is it teaching the process of doing good deeds to all? Is it the teaching of self-moral monogamy and the value of the family? Is it being honest in your dealings, courteous and tolerant of other ideas and religions? Is it the principle of budget or saving and many other projects of civics and community, military service and national patriotism?

The fact that some of us don't live up these valuable teachings and life tenants doesn't mean the teachings are bad. It just means we don't try our best and sometimes fall short.

Theodore G. "Bud" Mahas

Salt Lake City