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  1. I agree. They have been around for about 10 years and when they first started it was free and it did work well. I guess it was going so well that they decided to start making some money off it.
  2. http://readthescriptures.com/app This used to be free, but it was good for setting up your own schedule of having scriptures sent to you by email or android. I had them send me a chapter per day of the Book of Mormon and I got through it in about a year.
  3. Here's a few more things he said a year earlier: "In my sight the present-day fashions are abominable, suggestive of evil, calculated to arouse base passion and lust, and to engender lasciviousness, in the hearts of those who follow the fashions, and of those who tolerate them. Why? Because women are imitating the very customs of a class of women who have resorted to that means to aid them to sell their souls. It is infamous, and I hope the daughters of Zion will not descend to these pernicious ways, customs and fashions, for they are demoralizing and damnable in their effect.—Oct. C. R., 1913, p. 8. I do not want to be burdensome to this vast congregation by talking too long, but I have another thought that weighs upon my mind, and this is not in relation to men, but is with respect to the women, and more particularly with regard to the manner in which they dress. Never, perhaps, at least within the period of my life, and I have lived in the world nearly seventy-five years, never, I say, within the period of my life and experience have I seen such obscene, uncleanly, impure, and suggestive fashions of women’s dress as I see today. Some of them are abominable. I lift my voice against these audacious practices and these infamous fashions, and I pray that you who have daughters in Zion will save them, if you can, from following these obscene fashions, that if followed, will destroy the last vestige of true womanly modesty, and reduce them to the level of the courtesans of the streets of Paris, from whence these debasing fashions come." — October Conference, 1913. Life of Joseph F. Smith, p. 405. Blame it on France !
  4. Last year the church was opposed to bill SB73 which is concerned with “whole plant” medicine, but was not against bill SB89 which is focused on cannabidiol; a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, which might have less of a loopiness effect.
  5. I think they would pretty much leave it up to the local leadership to work with the members on this. That's really all that is necessary. IMO.
  6. Physician Gregory Schwitzer, chairman of the Church Missionary Department Health Services said, "In states where the medicinal use of marijuana is approved legally and given under the guidance of a licensed physician, the church has no position. The use of medicinal marijuana can be a great blessing to individuals who are suffering with these diseases in which other treatments have failed," So the church doesn't have any objections at least to medical use of marijuana, but it does takes a position against recreational use of it. Under the right circumstances I don't think a member would lose their temple recommend if they are using it as prescribed by their doctor. Elder Russell M. Nelson said that he and Elder Jay Jensen were at a priesthood leadership meeting in Colorado Springs and were asked about their position on medical marijuana. Elder Jensen said he answered the question by saying that bishops are judges in Israel and have scriptures and handbooks and can counsel with individual, discuss the Word of Wisdom, and decide between them and the Lord. The church does not have a position on medical marijuana.( http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865663872/Whats-in-the-leaked-videos-of-meetings-with-senior-LDS-Church-leaders.html )
  7. "An LDS Church statement says more research on the benefits and risks of medical marijuana is necessary before it is approved for use by patients.The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement Wednesday in response to questions about a proposal that would put an initiative legalizing medical marijuana on the Utah ballot in 2018. Lawmakers across the country have wrestled with whether to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes," LDS Church spokesman Eric Hawkins said in a statement. "This discussion raises legitimate questions regarding the benefits and risks of legalizing a drug that has not gone through the well-established and rigorous process to prove its effectiveness and safety. The difficulties of attempting to legalize a drug at the state level that is illegal under Federal law cannot be overstated," Hawkins said. "Accordingly, we believe that society is best served by requiring marijuana to go through further research and the FDA approval process that all other drugs must go through before they are prescribed to patients. The letter noted that a growing number of scientific studies show that marijuana use disrupts brain development, according to a review of the literature published by the American Psychological Association. Findings suggest structural and functional brain changes, and one decades-long longitudinal study showed an average loss of six IQ points among persistent users, similar to damage from exposure to lead." LDS Church calls for more study of medical marijuana I agree that if you are going to call it a drug it needs to go through the FDA approval process.
  8. Right. It's back here where it's supposed to be since it is a news item.
  9. I don't think the intention of the OP or the linked article was to provide a comprehensive list of all benefits. I wonder if Church members who are employed by the church, think of it as a calling in the church to some degree rather than only as a career and are therefore satisfied to accept fewer benefits, compared to employment with other corporations.
  10. "The Human Resource Department of the Church announced on June 28 changes to LDS Church employee benefits — including paid maternity leave, paid parental leave, an employee wellness program and center, dress standard refinements and a short-term disability benefit. “The Church continually strives to build the best work environment possible by aligning policies and benefits to help employees provide their very best work to building the Lord’s kingdom,” according to an article posted internally for Church employees. As part of the dress standard changes, women may wear professional pantsuits or dress slacks, in addition to skirts and dresses; men may wear white or light-colored dress shirts with ties. The changes also include up to six weeks paid maternity leave, one week paid parental leave, and a new short-term disability plan. Finally, the Church is now “offering a global employee wellness program, focused in four key areas: efforts to understand employee health needs; wellness education; convenient access to exercise facilities and healthy food options; and incentives.” LDS Church announces changes to employee benefits and dress code
  11. Where did he imply that? Joseph Smith once said that, "The Holy Ghost is yet a spiritual body and is waiting to take to himself a body, as the Savior did."[Joseph Smith, Encyclopedia of Joseph Smith's Teachings, edited by Larry E. Dahl and Donald Q. Cannon (Salt Lake City: Bookcraft, 1997)] and; "The Holy Ghost is now in a state of probation which if he should perform in righteousness he may pass through the same or a similar course of things that the Son has." (Joseph Smith, The Words of Joseph Smith, p. 245; Sabbath address, Nauvoo, 27 August 1843. Reported by Franklin D. Richards.) So 2 years later he did say He was in a state of probation but did not specify "mortal" probation.
  12. "Shortly before the Martyrdom, in a meeting attended by nine members of the Twelve, the Prophet Joseph Smith prophetically said: 'Brethren, the Lord bids me hasten the work in which we are engaged. Some important scene is near to take place. It may be that my enemies will kill me. And in case they should, and the keys and power which rest on me not be imparted to you, they will be lost from the earth. But if I can only succeed in placing them upon your heads, then let me fall a victim to murderous hands if God will suffer it, and I can go with all pleasure and satisfaction, knowing that my work is done, and the foundation laid on which the kingdom of God is to be reared in this dispensation of the fulness of times. Upon the shoulders of the Twelve must the responsibility of leading this church henceforth rest until you shall appoint others to succeed you'" (Draft declaration of the Twelve Apostles, reporting March 1844 meeting of Twelve, Brigham Young Papers, LDS Church Archives).
  13. "Millions shall know brother Joseph again" (Praise to the Man). A very prophetic phrase in a song that is being fulfilled today.