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  1. Those enforcement officers are there to protect our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
  2. It's important to note that the church is acknowledging that immigration is a complex issue. They aren't calling for complete amnesty for everyone. The church is simply calling for a reasonable and compassionate approach to immigration without offering any specific solutions. Its a lot like the Church's statements concerning the balancing of LGBT rights with religious freedom.
  3. New First Presidency

    I just finished watching the First Presidency press conference. I really would have liked to see Dieter Uchdorf there answering those questions from the journalists. I’m kind of bummed he’s not in the Presidency anymore.
  4. Tolerance

    I know.
  5. Pres. Monson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! drat

    It will take a long time for me to get used to Nelson as the President of the church.
  6. Tolerance

    I saw a couple of Facebook posts following the passing of Pres. Monson demeaning him and saying he was intolerant. I’m not sure why they single him out as being intolerant. They probably aren’t remembering his messages on charity and kindness. In fact, I cannot recall him saying anything regarding LGBT issues. So I had to scratch my head while reading these posts. But it got me thinking about the meaning of the word “tolerance” and I turned to the dictionary. tol·er·ance ˈtäl(ə)rəns/ noun 1. the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with. Tolerance does not mean to agree with others but to respect their choices and beliefs in spite of disagreements. It seems to me that some folks want to mean that others must agree with them. Elder Oaks said we should be able to disagree without being disagreeable. Isn’t that tolerance?
  7. I want to be in your ward.
  8. Last Movie You Watched

    Laura Dern's character is introduced as a teenager in the Leia novel. She is a quirky and eccentric character similar to Luna Lovegood in the Harry Potter series. Thus the purple hair. I would probably give the movie a 7/10. I've accepted the fact that the original trilogy was lightning in a bottle and the magic of those movie will never truly be replicated. That being said, I still find the new movies to be good escapist fantasy entertainment.
  9. Last Movie You Watched

    I saw the new Star Wars movie last weekend. Its a very different kind of Star Wars movie. It had some flaws but I overall enjoyed it.
  10. Coffee an Tea

    I’ve been thinking about the three major prohibitions in the Word of Wisdom: Tobacco, alcohol, and hot drinks (a.k.a. tea and coffee). The one thing all three have in common is that they are addictive. Apparently the Lord doesn’t want us addicted to anything.
  11. Bishops interview with minors

    I remember being asked about masturbation as a youth by my Bishop a few times. And boy was it awkward. But now that I am an adult, I don’t get asked about that sort of thing anymore. I am only asked if I obey the Law of Chastity in TR interviews to which I simply answer yes or no. Why is it that the youth receive more interrogation about this sort thing than adults?
  12. Coffee an Tea

    Thanks for the correction.
  13. Coffee an Tea

    I can understand why tobacco is outlawed in the Word of Wisdom. It also makes sense that alcohol is in there considering all the negative effects of alcoholism. But why tea and coffee? Is there any good scientific literature out there that supports the declaration that tea and coffee is “not good?”
  14. A Three Word Story.

    hair salon would
  15. I would like to point out that polygamy and other historical marriage practices still involved both sexes.