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    LDSSA kicked-Off U of Iowa campus

    Yes. It’s clear the ruling did not address the ultimate problem. I would not want to be the U of Iowa administrator now who has to figure out how to enforce a policy that simultaneaouly and evenly ensures that both sexual orientation and religious belief are protected in voluntary on-campus student groups. I wonder if they’ll look to South Dakota for the solution?
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    LDSSA kicked-Off U of Iowa campus

    And that is the crux of the difficulty: How will the University of Iowa enforce a policy "evenly" when the competing interests cannot apparently be reconciled?
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    LDSSA kicked-Off U of Iowa campus

    I was trying to think of a BYU student group that had been "deregistered." Do you have one in mind?
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    LDSSA kicked-Off U of Iowa campus

    UPDATE: The court has ruled in favor of “Business Leaders in Christ.” Per the ruling: ”The Constitution does not tolerate the way defendants [the University of Iowa] chose to enforce the human rights policy," the decision said. "Particularly when free speech is involved, the uneven application of any policy risks the most exacting standard of judicial scrutiny, which the defendants have failed to withstand."
  5. Dean C. Jessee had been writing about the First Vision accounts at BYU much earlier.
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    Gladys Knight: WOW!

    Did any of you just catch Gladys Knight’s Super Bowl rendition of the national anthem? Beautiful. Edit to add link:
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    Diagnosed with cancer on Tuesday

    The radiation and chemo definitely sapped my energy. I also gained 20 pounds, so most of the time I feel like a deflated blimp. I also have an autoimmune condition, but it seems unrelated to the cancer. Believe it or not, it has attacked my hearing. I have lost all hearing in one ear, and it had started to impact the other ear before they figured it out. I’m taking medication now that seems to be holding it at bay. It’s the pits...which you already know all too well. You are in my prayers.
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    Is anybody math checking Bednar?

    Inconceivable!! 🤓
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    Is anybody math checking Bednar?

    George Albert Smith was apparently not the only source—Henry Bigler also mentioned it in his diary. See footnote 22 here.
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    How was two hour church?

    We had Ward Conference today. The Bishop and the Stake President spoke. I was particularly impressed with the Bishop’s talk about Love and Covenant Keeping. Rather than an intermediate hymn, the ward choir sang an original composition by the choir director which was based on Moroni 10:3-5. We only sang one verse of the closing hymn.
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    The Nature of Agency

    Is your name Matt and do you own a dog named Rupert?
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    How was two hour church?

    The chapel and cultural hall were completely full, but they usually are. The Bishop stood to close the meeting with about 5 minutes left before the hour. There was some momentary confusion for a few parents about Primary classrooms; otherwise, everything seemed to go off without a hitch.
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    Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas Prof...and all of MDDB!
  14. 70-minute musical Sacrament Meeting completely focused on Jesus Christ with one speaker (the Bishop) at the end. I don’t recall hearing any mentions of Joseph Smith.