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  1. Fascinating data... 1 in 5 LDS Millenials and 1 in 4 LDS GenZ'ers identifying as LGBTQ! It does make me wonder if the rate of being physiologically LGBTQ has increased or if the acceptance and ability to identify it has increased. I suspect that a good portion of them will settle into a heterosexual relationship. Despite increased acceptance, I think that if one is equally drawn to both sexes, you're more likely to want to marry heterosexually and have the option of biological children. But maybe that's my own cultural conditioning and preference speaking.
  2. I'm not sure what point you are trying to make with the 3 Nephi text.
  3. President Nelson has continually moved the Church toward an increased level of gender equality. Note: Gender equality may not have been his, or the Lord's, primary motivation with the changes but it has been a byproduct. I've long believed that he might be the one to make the (policy) change allowing YW to participate in preparing/passing the sacrament since doctrine doesn't require it be performed by priesthood holders. While I'm at it, I also think we could see women standing in the circle for blessings.
  4. Our Stake in Colorado has returned to in-person meetings with members alternating weeks so that we never have more than 100 in attendance (one family per pew, every other pew empty, wearing masks). I am not aware of any outbreaks from Sunday meetings but I did hear that a ward in our stake had an outbreak that was believed to have been caused by a wedding reception.
  5. I believe the concern is that if the JST was God revealing plain and precious truths that had been lost from the Bible, than Joseph Smith shouldn't be lifting them from another guy's book. I'd argue that the Prophet can find and discern plain and precious truths from any source.
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