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by George
02 Sep 2011, 10:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been asked to speak at Gay Affirming Church About Mormonism
Replies: 18
Views: 710

Re: Been asked to speak at Gay Affirming Church About Mormon

SamBee wrote:Isn't there a splinter gay LDS church?
There have been a couple, but I don't know if they exist anymore. The secular organization, AFFIRMATION, which is for gays and lesbians, has chapter in many major cities, even outside the USA.
by George
02 Sep 2011, 10:21
Forum: Support
Topic: Gaaah! I hate home teaching!
Replies: 23
Views: 2385

Re: Gaaah! I hate home teaching!

I did "return the keys" to my bishop and indicate I was finished with HT. I had been in the saddle for half a century, and that may have helped in his acceptance of my notification. He even thanked me for my extended service. Also a factor, is that I am known as an "alternate" Mormon. I say what I w...
by George
05 Jul 2011, 23:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Just for the shirt of it
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Just for the shirt of it

If on any given Sunday, I, in a T-shirt and shorts, helped to bring clean water to an African village, or saved ten children by feeding them their first meal in a three days, then I would be participating in the sacred path my Savior calls me to. White shirt? It is nice, but oh, there is so much mor...
by George
05 Jul 2011, 23:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My pilgrimage to Mecca
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: My pilgrimage to Mecca

I have a Book of Mormon and a Second Grade Reader in Deseret script, circa 1860. I bought them at Deseret Books while at a general conference around 1959. They were being sold as keepsakes for 50 cents each. I think you were limited as to how many you could buy. Of course I was a poor college kid an...
by George
04 Jul 2011, 10:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My pilgrimage to Mecca
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: My pilgrimage to Mecca

I did the Mecca pilgrimage at least twice a year for twenty-five years. Many Californians can relate. I knew every twist of the highway, every tiny Utah village (often with strange names). I always felt the spirit (be it tourist related). I have avoided SLC for the last decade. All my immediate post...
by George
02 Jul 2011, 18:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have my mission call...
Replies: 25
Views: 1056

Re: I have my mission call...

Ray Degraw wrote:george, Tom just called you ancient - but I won't tell anyone else. :shh:
I resemble that remark! My stake recently had a nice dinner for all us "seasoned" members. You never saw so many walkers and canes...
by George
02 Jul 2011, 18:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Son Will Be Released from His Mission Next Monday
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: My Son Will Be Released from His Mission Next Monday

Seattle can be addictive. I lost one blood brother to the place and finally had to go kidnap him and bring him back to sunny California a decade later. He had health issues and the dribbling rain/gray fog was causing severe depression. He loves Long Beach now (our childhood home), and a VA hospital ...
by George
28 Jun 2011, 04:51
Forum: Support
Topic: Stopping in to say hi.
Replies: 13
Views: 811

Re: Stopping in to say hi.

cwald, you have been missed bro. My grandson's favorite color is green and I think of you ever time he mentions it (which is a lot). All is well here in Zion, yea... well you know how that goes, "Soul down to hell sort of thing. Somehow we just keep plodding along. I have consider selling patriarcha...
by George
25 Jun 2011, 17:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An interesting situation in Scotland
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: An interesting situation in Scotland

I am a volunteer docent at an Indian museum in a high-end school district near the Pacific ocean. I do storytelling for classes of students (mostly fourth grade) who come to visit the museum and be taught Native stories. I have noted in the four weeks of serving there, when the large classes (30-35 ...
by George
25 Jun 2011, 16:47
Forum: Support
Topic: I don't know if I can Stay Away
Replies: 16
Views: 739

Re: I don't know if I can Stay Away

This is embarrassing to share (thus I will do it naturally). As I walked by the ward library a few weeks prior to the vote on 8, I saw a huge stack of YES signs on the library counter. Of course it completely violates church policy. I spoke to the librarian and when she continued using the copying m...