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  1. Townhall? Really? I think this might be a cry for help.
  2. church /ˈtʃɚtʃ/ noun. plural churches. church. https://www.britannica.com/dictionary/church#:~:text=church %2Fˈtʃɚtʃ%2F noun,church
  3. Yes, and what about the player who does not want to be part of the prayer circle. What kind of push back would he get from teachers/students. Would he still have his starting position next week?
  4. Free speech? How about Florida where books are being banned and you can't say gay. What would people think if that coach was praying Satan? There is a reason the founding fathers put checks in place to make sure religion and state stayed separate. The SCOTUS is devolving into just another alt-right political entity. They are losing credibility.
  5. It is a rehash of issues and arguments, but now the information is contained in one book. Sure, it doesn't really do a deep dive into any of the issues, but the references are there. I think it is a good starting point for someone who is interested in researching their faith.
  6. Susan said he was misleading and she is upset. She was there, you weren't.
  7. The SCOTUS has become very politicized. Mostly due to republican efforts to stack the court with conservatives who do not represent the people of the. US. The Republican dominated Senate refused to even consider Pres. Obama's court nomination for over a year. That is nothing more than a dirty political trick. Rep Susan Collins was lied to by Kavanaugh and Gorsuch in a private conversation concerning nominations. https://www.thedailybeast.com/susan-collins-is-very-sad-brett-kavanaugh-and-neil-gorsuch-lied-to-her-about-roe-v-wade-abortion-rights
  8. We also have supreme court appointees who lied through their teeth during conformation hearings.
  9. According to Clarence Thomas this is the first of many rights that will squashed. Contraception and LGBTQ rights are next. https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/3535841-thomas-calls-for-overturning-precedents-on-contraceptives-lgbtq-rights/
  10. Reading this thread is when I found out about priesthood and grave dedication. Because it takes place in a public cemetery I thought anyone could say a prayer. Apparently everyone else thought the same thing. I did not evoke or reference the priesthood in my prayer.
  11. Reading this thread is when I found out about priesthood and grave dedication. Because it takes place in a public cemetery I thought anyone could say a prayer. Apparently everyone else thought the same thing. I did not evoke or reference the priesthood in my prayer.
  12. I resigned my membership several years ago. Since then, upon request, I have dedicated three graves. No one asked what my status was with regards to the church.
  13. This is exactly we found out when planning our son's funeral. Bishop had to approve all music and he had to give the required plan of salvation sermon. I didn't want my son's memorial to be just another church service. We moved it to a private venue.
  14. It's find to believe that. It's fine to preach that. It is not fine to try and take away other people's rights just because they don't believe that way.
  15. The problem is not what Christians believe. It's what Christians do. The LDS church got involved politically and actively opposed gay marriage. That's what got them in spotlight and that's what brought the criticism. Same with other fundy Christian churches. It churches wouldn't push their beliefs on non-members, they would be largely left alone.
  16. My wife and I watched all the episodes last week. It was very sad and depressing how one man destroyed a community. What I found very puzzling was that even after it came to light that Jeffs was a hypocrite and a sexual predictor, there were still people willing to follow him. I'm interested in Utah history, and over the past 20 years my wife and I have visited Colorado City several times. It was clear when Jeffs took over how the cultural of the town changed. The folks there were never very open to strangers, but they would talk to you at their store and the gas station. Under Jeffs rule, the walls and fences came up. Almost everything was behind a wall. We were always followed when we drove through the town, and when we went into a store, kids would run and people went out of their way to avoid us. We went down there last year. Things have really opened up. There is a larger school, more stores, and they even have a brewery now. It seems like there has been more of a influx of non (or ex) FLDS into the town. A lot more normal cloths and much fewer prairie dresses.
  17. They now have a married (young) missionaries option? I feel cheated.
  18. I'll see your pro-live violence article and raise you three anti-abortion violence articles. There is plenty of violence to go around. We are devolving as a society. We are becoming less tolerant, more mean spirited and more violent. It didn't help at all to have a president in office for four years who basically promoted bad behavior by debasing women, making fun of a handicapper reported, and constantly made derogatory remarks to people who questioned him, gave a wink and a nod to hate groups, and of course lied. https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/intelligence-report/1998/anti-abortion-movement-marches-after-two-decades-arson-bombs-and-murder httphttps://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/anti-abortion-violence-movement-increasess://www.prochoiceamerica.org/issue/anti-abortion-violence/ https://feminist.org/anti-abortion-violence/
  19. Yes, it would have been so much better if the police would have policed themselves and perhaps prevented some of the violations that sparked the BLM riots.
  20. They are not publicly questioning church policy, so they are safe from council. It seems that storming the capital on Jan 6th or instigating an armed rebellion (Cliven Bundy) will not trigger a court of love. But if you are a sex therapist who questions the church's LQBTQ policy, or a podcaster who fact checks a GA talk, then look out.
  21. On the contrary. LDS are well represented in the white supremacists groups. Case in point: deznat.
  22. I remember the 70 missionary book stores. They had on in Orem. I also remember the 70s selling books at church. I thought it was a great program.
  23. I disagree. JS's polyandry, BoM translation using a rock in a hat, polygamist marriages after the manifesto, etc. were not common knowledge. And they sure didn't come up in any of my BYU religion classes.
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