My ideal Bishopric or Stake Presidency (or any presidency) would be a Democrat, a Republican and an Independent - a BIC, a convert and someone who had been inactive for a stretch - someone with grown kids, someone with young kids and someone with no kids - etc. I believe the best decisions are the ones that include multiple perspectives - and multiple perspectives can't exist in a monolithic organization where all the "minority members" are either silent or gone.
Those who view things differently than the majority are needed desperately in the Church, and those in the majority need to value the differing views - not just tolerate them.
mormonshorts: Enid vs. Bereavement 1/29/2015
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