I think Brooks herself is in error here. My understanding of the recent Church statement is that it decries racism past and present both inside and outside of the Church, but that it does not acknowledge that the Church's pre-1978 policy itself was in error. I maintain that it is possible and rational for a member of the Church to be not racist but nevertheless to still believe that the policy was God-directed for reasons that, at this juncture, are known only to God.
Brooks is welcome to try to excuse or rationalize the behavior of her fellow idealogues, but in doing so, she ought to avoid mischaracterizing the position of the Church.
Edited by Scott Lloyd, 25 April 2012 - 11:57 AM.