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by MtnMan
25 Jun 2011, 20:29
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: help!! polygamy question!
Replies: 43
Views: 2721

Re: help!! polygamy question!

Officially now, both men AND women can be sealed to all of their spouses Ray, I'm confused. I was always under the impression that a man can be sealed to more than one woman, but a woman can only be sealed to one man. Has this changed recently? If so, where are you getting this new info? Thanks, Greg
by MtnMan
12 Apr 2011, 18:54
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Trying to Make it Work
Replies: 20
Views: 1420

Re: Trying to Make it Work

Hey Andrew, I too am a 31 year Salt Lake City native. I couldn't help but wondering if I knew any Andrew's that fit your description. You wrote a very good intro. One of the things that really amazed me when I found this site and other like it is how similar others' experiences of disaffection are t...
by MtnMan
10 Apr 2011, 16:44
Forum: Support
Topic: I blessed my baby today
Replies: 6
Views: 609

I blessed my baby today

Today in fast and testimony meeting I stood with my dad, my father-in-law, my brothers-in-law, and two of my very close friends. We held my new daughter in our arms and we gave her a blessing. After the meeting we went to our home and ate breakfast. This church ordinance brought us together. I am gr...
by MtnMan
02 Apr 2011, 11:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?
Replies: 50
Views: 2080

Re: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?

Could happen, certainly - but if so it's gotta be WAAAAYY out there. Totally guessing, but I think gay marriage will be legal in all 50 states within the next 30 years. For the next 30 years after that the church will be under some big time pressure to discontinue discriminatory practices against g...
by MtnMan
02 Apr 2011, 11:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?
Replies: 50
Views: 2080

Re: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?

mercyngrace wrote:It flies in the face of too much established core doctrine.
I agree, that it would be huge. IMO, abandoning polygamy and granting the priesthood to blacks were pretty darn big, but not as big as this. I just don't think it's impossible.
by MtnMan
02 Apr 2011, 11:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?
Replies: 50
Views: 2080

Re: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?

Besides I can not understand why homosexuals would even desire a temple marriage, other than to make a point and force acceptance. I think they would want to marry in the temple for the same reason that heterosexual mormons want to marry in the temple. They would want to be sealed for eternity to e...
by MtnMan
01 Apr 2011, 20:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Homosexuality in nature
Replies: 24
Views: 1405

Re: Homosexuality in nature

To kind of add to what cwald said: Prior to recent medical advances, children born with the inherited disease, sickle cell anemia (SCA), would die long before being able to reproduce. Yet strangely, SCA is a very common disease in people of African and Mediterranean descent. These children never rep...
by MtnMan
01 Apr 2011, 19:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?
Replies: 50
Views: 2080

Will homosexuals ever marry in the temple?

Hey forum! School has been keeping me extra busy, but I'm back for a moment. I proposed to my wife that within our lifetime we might see same sex marriage in the temple. She didn't agree. I said that 40 years ago many members couldn't image that blacks would ever hold the priesthood. Yet here we are...
by MtnMan
13 Mar 2011, 19:11
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I got baptised for a boy...sigh.
Replies: 20
Views: 1542

Re: I got baptised for a boy...sigh.

Fitting in has never been that tough for me. I'm a white, heterosexual, middle-class male. The church was practically made for guys like me! That said, I'm not sure being born and raised makes it a lot easier for me. Fast and testimony sounds a lot like brain washing to me too, and always has. Conve...
by MtnMan
13 Mar 2011, 18:32
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I got baptised for a boy...sigh.
Replies: 20
Views: 1542

Re: I got baptised for a boy...sigh.

Great story. I really enjoyed hearing from someone who was not "born and raised" LDS. I come from a very different background, so I don't know if I have any great advice for you. I've benefited from reading old forum discussions on this sight. I especially like the introductions.

-Greg