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by Roadrunner
18 Sep 2018, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 139

Re: Stake Women Leaders on Dry Council Sunday

Hi all,
My stake has been doing this for at least 7 years, so it may be more widespread than thought. My stake certainly isn't on the cutting edge of women's issues.

RR
by Roadrunner
10 Sep 2018, 11:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

There was a guy who completed suicide in my building, within the first two weeks of my time at BYU. It was AMAZING how well they covered it up. While I think BYU has some maturing to do, my experience with this subject while at BYU was different. A guy in our same dorm complex committed suicide and...
by Roadrunner
05 Sep 2018, 08:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 316

Re: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

I guess I realized that bishop roulette was a risk and that he could revoke an ecclesiastical endorsement at any time, but I surprised that it was verbally stated to just stay out of trouble. Like others have said it's still victim blaming. Athlete privilege rankles me too.
by Roadrunner
04 Sep 2018, 17:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues
Replies: 12
Views: 316

BYU might still have work to do with honor code issues

Last week I dropped my daughter off at BYU - she's a freshman and is fairly liberal so she notices sexist comments and issues. She was at some sort of orientation and the student who was training them said something along the lines of: if you get sexually assaulted you won't get an honor code infrac...
by Roadrunner
17 Aug 2018, 07:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 93
Views: 2305

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

I live in Arizona, which is no Utah, and this made the morning news. The two news anchors respectfully asked "why?" In their view Mormon was simply an easy nickname and held no negative connotation. Interestingly they also said that many members of the church were questioning this decision and that ...
by Roadrunner
16 Aug 2018, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 93
Views: 2305

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

That being said I understand the desire to not be called Mormons, especially in contrast to polygamists. I had an argument with my very orthodox brother in law one time when I explained that the term "Mormons" is non-technical and a fairly general term for anyone who believes in the Book of Mormon, ...
by Roadrunner
16 Aug 2018, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 93
Views: 2305

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

The snarky side of me says if the Almighty didn't want us to be called LDS or Mormons He should have given His church a simpler name. If something has a long name humans will shorten it.
by Roadrunner
08 Aug 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Kirby and missions

Recently a young man in my ward decided to serve in the military instead of a mission. I had encouraged him to do either one and they are both honorable decisions. Are they? In an effort to not derail the thread, I won't respond directly other than saying that many people in my area of the US belie...
by Roadrunner
07 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby and missions
Replies: 11
Views: 366

Re: Kirby and missions

Recently a young man in my ward decided to serve in the military instead of a mission. I had encouraged him to do either one and they are both honorable decisions. After he left his father one Sunday approached me and apologized to me that his son hadn't served a mission. My first reaction was - wow...
by Roadrunner
02 Aug 2018, 12:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby Does It Again: Breastfeeding and Other Bodily Functions
Replies: 11
Views: 339

Re: Kirby Does It Again: Breastfeeding and Other Bodily Functions

The SP should have stayed out of it - if it's a genuine issue the RS President would probably make a great mediator and help come up with a mutually agreeable solution. Breast feeding doesn't have to be a spectacle and can be done discretely almost anywhere. Most men I know don't consider breast fee...