Because many countries still mandate vaccines and masks. Including countries where the Church has a huge presence in, which is why I mentioned Mexico and Brazil's cases.The Red Pill wrote: ↑January 24th, 2023, 11:02 pmYou forget that not saying anything or saying... use your free agency to decide for yourselves...were options for them.Subcomandante wrote: ↑January 24th, 2023, 10:43 pmBecause the creator of a humorous comic strip that is viewed mostly in the US does not have near the responsibilities that the Q15 have with both the American and international membership.The Red Pill wrote: ↑January 22nd, 2023, 1:41 pm Scott Adam's, creator of the cartoon Dilbert, honestly and openly admits he was wrong about the clot-shot.
He regrets getting it and says the anti-vaxers WON the debate...and he is worried about his health in the future.
Sad state of affairs when the creator of Dilbert can be more honest and open than Q15.
Why is that?
When you have to err, you err on the side of caution. Several countries around the world mandated the COVID vaccine. To have global Church leadership say, as you suggest, that the vaccine is from the devil and not to take it, would be most unwise.
It is not convenient for the work of the Lord to paint a target on the back of millions of members who would be in NO conditions to reject the government mandates abroad.
You also miss the point....Scott Adam's was initially very pro-jab and promoted such. BUT...was honest enough to admit that the EVIDENCE and his own experience....proved otherwise. He admitted he made a mistake.
Something Q15 has still not done.
Ever heard of the phrase "not to speak is to speak?"
What if a local leader in Brazil started out in RedPill fashion decrying the vaccines and the masks? Under the proposed law, he would be jailed. The Church would eventually HAVE to speak up and take one of two options:
Condemn the local leader, saving the membership in general in the country.
Support the local leader and risk ostracism from government officials and painting a target on the backs of over a million members, many of which have no resources to simply flee to another country and who would not be wanted by many in the United States because they speak and look differently from many people.
The Church will ALWAYS err on the side of caution.