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  1. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    I remember that. I should have thought before going on like that. If anything, I should probably be getting advice from <you>!
  2. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    I already answered that. My response would be “yes.”
  3. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    Thank you. I would advise you to put as much as you can into a 401K or other good retirement plan. And familiarize yourself with Social Security provisions (the Social Security Administration has a very helpful website, and if you start an account there, you can get income projections based on your wage or salary history). If you have access to the services of a good retirement planner (I got that free of charge through my company benefit provider) take advantage of it. It’s never too early. Knowledge is power, in this as much as anything else.
  4. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    Yes. In May.
  5. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    No, that’s not an accurate restatement of what I said. We do not agree. I’ve already told you what I would say. There’s no point in asking what I would “really” say.
  6. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    I don’t speak for the Deseret News. and I especially don’t speak for other publications. I don’t yet know what they will do. Time will tell, I suppose.
  7. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    In saying I “walk a fine line that would be off-putting,” you are making an unwarranted assumption about me. My response in such a situation would not be “no,” It would be “yes.” Depending on the circumstance, I <might> say, “Yes, I’m a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.” Depending further on the circumstances, including how interested the person seemed to be, I might, being careful to avoid an accusatory tone, go on to explain, “The leaders of our church have very recently asked the rank-and-file members to move away from using the expression ‘Mormon’ as a self-identifier and instead use the term “Latter-day Saint,” which comes from the full and formal name of the Church.” I would leave it at that, unless the person had sincere questions, which I would endeavor to answer patiently and congenially. I don’t see how a reasonable and fair-minded person would find the above approach “off-putting.” You are making an unwarranted assumption that I would <not> be “more focused on trying to make sure [that I] state things correctly in [my] talks and communication.”
  8. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    [Posted in error]
  9. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    I don’t speak for the Deseret News nor do I work for it. But I notice Tad Walch, for one, has conformed to the updated style guide in stories about it.
  10. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    Who said the Church is abandoning the word?
  11. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    It <is> a quote, an attributed one. And the quoted writer put “Mormon” in quotation marks. So I don’t see it as problematic.
  12. Scott Lloyd

    An Apology to Gay Latter-day Saints

    Not everyone with same-sex attraction embraces the term gay. Is it not disrespectful to those people to insist on it as a blanket term? And I reject your claim that members of our church are the only ones who use the term same-sex attraction.
  13. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    I think the Church in the past has tried to make the best of existing conditions in which Church members were already widely known as Mormons. As I see it, President Nelson is now saying it’s time to go a different direction and try to discourage the use of that name as an appellation for Church members and instead, use Latter-day Saints, which is more in line with the name of the Church as given in revelation.
  14. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    Until last week, that was my attitude. I now desire to support President Nelson and the Church leaders in the new directive.
  15. Scott Lloyd

    The Name of the Church

    I hope by now, with the latest posts from Rain and from me, you understand me more clearly. The point of the “I Am a Mormon” campaign was not to promote the use of the name “Mormon.” It was to improve the public image of those whom outsiders already refer to as Mormons. Can you not see that?
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