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By Robert F. Smith
Elder D. Todd Christofferson “Is There a Place For Me?” online at https://mormonandgay.lds.org/articles/church-teachings?cid=HP_TH_24-8-2017_dPAD_fMG_xLIDyL2-2_ .
“The diversity we find now in the Church may be just the beginning. Frankly, I think we’ll see greater and greater diversity. In the ancient Church there was tremendous diversity.
“And it’s not just diversity for diversity’s sake, but the fact that people can bring different gifts and perspectives. And the wide range of experience, backgrounds, and challenges that people face will show us what really is essential in the Gospel of Christ, and that much of the rest that’s been perhaps acquired over time is more cultural than doctrinal, can slip away, and we can really learn to be disciples.”
This is just an excerpt of his short remarks, and other apostles also comment under the same heading. Does this bode well for the Church? Is it an important first step to see the difference between culture and doctrine? Where might this eventually lead?
Here's a story of Courtney and Rachelle. Courtney grew up in the LDS Church and "did everything [she] was supposed to". During her enrollement at BYU, she met Rachelle. Courtney moved to Oregon to be with Rachelle and they got married. Courtney said her soul was torm into pieces as she was gau but knew the Church was true. Courtney found lots of happiness with Rachelle and at a picture session, Courtney's father apologized for previously, by his choice, not ever meeting Rachelle; and that began a healing process. The LDS missionaries showed up to Courtney and Rachelle's door. They both agreed to listen to their message and after feeling the peace brought into their home by the missionaries and by reading the Book of mormon and knowing it was true, Rachelle agreed to join the church they both filed ofr divorce in order for Rachelle to be baptized.
I think this is a miraculous story. It shows how through the love of Christ anyone can change. It also shows how the most effective way to bring the love of Christ into the lives of ithers is through charitbable service. Not preaching, not condemnation. Though those do have a place in the gospel, it is through personable loving service that Christ's love is most likely felt by others. Jesus knows His own and does not forget them.
Police are that young women are being victimized by groping incidents by unknown assailants on the campuses of Utah State University and Brigham Young University.
When asked why no incidents had been reported on the campus of the University of Utah, investigators stated, "The lack of women worth the effort"
Do not insult women on this board no matter how funny you think it is.
It's just good business sense and Economics 101. And that saves the most people though it often makes it tougher on them. Most of my clients are doing this. Don't blame the Church or the various companies. It's not their fault.