We all support peaceful efforts to overcome racial and social injustice. This needs to be accomplished. My concern is that some are also trying to undermine the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights that have blessed this country and protected people of all faiths. We need to protect religious freedom. Far too many have turned from the worship of and accountability to God.
Elder Quentin L. Cook, "Be Not Weary in Well-Doing", BYU Speeches, August 24, 2020
The thing about the civil rights movement that took place in the 60's with Martin Luther King. Jr., was that he and others relied on the principles of Christianity in their protests, marches, and standing up for equality.
The movement of social justice we find ourselves in today is not based on Christianity or any religion at all. It is not based in morals or ethics. Don't get me wrong, there are legitimate issues (and I support those legitimate and peaceful actions to remove injustice and prejudice)... but they are mixed with hidden agendas, secret combinations, if you will. These hidden agendas are attacking the Constitution of the United States. They are attacking our very freedoms. They are attacking religion and morals.
What others do not realize is that we cannot secure equality for every single person, whether black or white, young or old, male or female, without our freedoms behind such movements. Freedons that are protected by the Constitution. And that includes, primarily, freedom of religion, our right to believe in God and His Son. Removing our rights as a free society will not bring everyone on equal ground. It may make us all identical, however, hence the socialist push, but there will be even more injustice and inequality.
Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy for superstition. - Edmund Burke