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  1. Ha. You beat me to it! I can’t see much change. (Maybe they combined some questions or just reworded them?)
  2. Ok, I understand. So, what exactly do you feel some posters have done wrong here then? Your posts are a bit confusing on that and I’m trying to understand more.
  3. I don’t think you have to remain silent about disagreeing, but we shouldn’t speak out against or criticize our leaders, IMO. But in discussions, one should be able to express their views as long as it’s respectful and not hateful and that’s what I’ve seen done here. I do appreciate reading your views too, kllindley!
  4. So does someone need to wait until this happens to pray about the policy? Will we not get an answer if we’re not in the situation you describe?
  5. Maybe most there aren’t even aware of it? But I guess you wouldn’t know since no one has even mentioned it! 😊
  6. It’s not hard to understand why members of current bishoprics want to see an updated version of the policy to correctly follow. It has been a bit confusing to follow and specify the exact changes. Just for conformity and consistency between different locations and different local leaders, I’d think. I hope you agree!
  7. Ok. Isn’t that how it was before this policy was first announced? So what has changed or do we just not know yet?
  8. Do we know they will need additional approval on top of Bishop or Stake President approval?
  9. Well, unless you maybe believe that Pres. Nelson was mistaken or misunderstood, Pres. Monson actually declared "the mind of the Lord and the will of the Lord" and then each of the Apostles "during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation". So, Pres. Monson spoke and expressed or "declared" what the Lord had revealed for those present to hear and witness.
  10. Maybe read through these: https://kutv.com/news/local/lds-apostle-policy-on-same-sex-couples-revelation-from-god "Each of us during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation," he said. "It was our privilege as apostles to sustain what had been revealed to President Monson." "And then, when the Lord inspired His prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, to declare the mind of the Lord and the will of the Lord, each of us during that sacred moment felt a spiritual confirmation. It was our privilege as Apostles to sustain what had been revealed to President Monson. Revelation from the Lord to His servants is a sacred process." Or, are you really saying that it was only a revelation that a policy was needed? And that the leaders mistakenly believed what they prayed about was a revelation (the policy they published)?
  11. I disagree. I think it was stated very clearly and the process was specifically related. Do you believe the policy was not revealed or was a revelation as Pres. Nelson has stated?
  12. Maybe not all policies but Pres. Nelson (as an Apostle) related that this specific policy was revealed and was a revelation (iirc).
  13. Or maybe they underestimated it. Many seemed to be inspired to know or feel that as originally written, the policy was not correct or what God would desire for his children. That’s just another way to look at what’s transpired here and why the changes, corrections and evolution took place. I’ve posted the personal experience I had with another member of my YW presidency. She’s honestly one of the most spiritual, dedicated and inspired members I know. She anguished over the original policy and knew it wasn’t inspired as written (she has a child who is gay). I would never say or believe it was because she wasn’t spiritual enough and she definitely was in tune to what needed to be done, imo. I’m grateful for church leaders who are willing to do the right thing on this difficult issue and I support even more changes if they happen.
  14. I believe most feel that Pres. Nelson is such a good man and that he is trying to be inspired to do what is best for the members. But he’s human and he is not infallible. We also know that we can disagree at times with our leaders. We can pray about new policies and changes and receive our own inspiration too and then respectfully (key word I think) disagree. Our history shows that Prophets have been wrong and have made mistakes which is completely understandable. I feel our leaders are working towards the best policy here on this issue. There will most likely even be more changes as it evolves, imo.
  15. I’d love to hear how the policy could have actually saved many lives! I can’t imagine how it would have done that (if she meant it literally 😊).
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