Furious Rant: Political Chats at Church MUST END!

I go to a very small branch in ohio. We have about 30-40 members or so. People seem to think that just because we have a small branch we can go against the prophet and break rules...

Every voting season Bishops across the nation read a letter from the 1st presidency outlining how the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does not endorse a political party and would like everyone to refrain from talking about politics while at Church...

Why then do I have to listen to people bash President Obama, or the worst one yet was a few weeks ago two of the respected leaders in our branch was having a conversation about global warming not really existing... and all I have to say is --

Do you really think that we can destroy our earth, pollute it constantly, and make it go from the beauty it once was to a crappy, smog-filled world without some consequence? Do you honestly think God wants to see his hard work sullied like this, and will sit idly by while we destroy it?

Pollution is to the earth like cigarette smoke is to us - it causes cancer. Global warming does exist it's a scientific fact, and it's also a curse for us destroying God's beautiful earth in favor of corporate growth and industry... Denying global warming exists just means you are in denial that we humans are giving the earth Cancer..

Denying global warming exists is denying that all actions have consequences a - cause and effect. We're taught this in the Book of Mormon, and it's also a law of physics. Every action has an equal reaction.

And ultimately denying global warming, just shows how ignorant a person you are in the first place...is this something you want others at church to know?

I don't write this to be mean, I wouldn't care if you have your own opinion on the matter, but when you bring it up in church where people are easily persuaded by what other people say on a subject - it's just not right... and it goes against the prophet. Being mormon does NOT mean being republican, personally I think it means the opposite - but that's my opinion.

And... since 'contention' is of the devil, I bite my lip and sit still while the people who always talk politics keep talking politics every week, driving off new members to our Branch... making my lip bleed, and driving the spirit out of the meeting for those of us who are angry at the republican party...

I'm usually an easy-going person but this just really gets my goat, and I'm not confrontational so instead of confronting the people, I'm just hoping that they or anyone else like them might read this entry and decide to be a better example and talk about non-political happenings, and church related topics cause politics just does not mix with religion. That's the end of my rant for now.. I'm sure I'll have to post another after Sunday... I just can't take much more.. I myself am about to go inactive because of the political talk in-between sunday school and priesthood meetings..