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by IT_Veteran
03 Jan 2019, 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Gina Colvin disciplinary council

I think it debunks the sometimes suggested accusations that church leaders seek out to discipline alternate voices in the church. She mentioned "kindness" ... and it is good it is newsworthy to note this as well as the times there is lack of kindness. Her leaders may not agree with her or even appr...
by IT_Veteran
02 Jan 2019, 14:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Gina Colvin disciplinary council

I think it debunks the sometimes suggested accusations that church leaders seek out to discipline alternate voices in the church. She mentioned "kindness" ... and it is good it is newsworthy to note this as well as the times there is lack of kindness. Her leaders may not agree with her or even appr...
by IT_Veteran
02 Jan 2019, 10:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Gina Colvin disciplinary council

I believe number 5 is in play here. I think Gina formally joined another church through baptism. If you go with the strictest of strict interpretation of number 5 you have to account for the word "and." One leader could interpret that by reaching the conclusion that formally joining another church ...
by IT_Veteran
02 Jan 2019, 10:09
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe
Replies: 22
Views: 2769

Re: Raising kids lds when I don’t believe

Welcome, I completely understand that struggle even though I made the decision to not remain a member.
by IT_Veteran
28 Dec 2018, 15:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

I think you're vastly overstating how often someone changes pronouns. Most people that change at all aren't shifting on a daily basis. Some gender fluid people do this on a daily basis. I've met them. Personally, I think offense should be related to intent. I may be annoyed at something someone say...
by IT_Veteran
27 Dec 2018, 09:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1619

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

But how much? I'm getting to the point where I would prefer to drop pronouns altogether in some cases, because there are people who want specialized pronouns, or feel themselves to be one thing one day ans another the next. I can't always know which people want to be called xyr or heesh or whatever...
by IT_Veteran
21 Dec 2018, 12:18
Forum: Support
Topic: Looking for suppport regarding priesthood ordination
Replies: 10
Views: 821

Re: Looking for suppport regarding priesthood ordination

This is something I was really worried about when I was going through my faith crisis. I'm in a similar spot, belief-wise, and didn't want to participate in things I didn't believe in. I spent the first ten minutes of every sacrament meeting that I attended hiding in the bathroom so the young men wo...
by IT_Veteran
21 Dec 2018, 12:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pants
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

Re: Pants

Haha, I have had some moments where its been made clear to me that I've perceived others actions in the wrong way - I appreciate the reminder.

I've definitely had some comments about facial hair (which I currently wear) and the short mohawk I wore for about six months.
by IT_Veteran
21 Dec 2018, 11:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pants
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

Re: Pants

But the thing is, if you were meeting Jesus Christ, in person, face-to-face, what would you wear? A suit and tie? Probably not. Your temple clothing? ... ... ... No. Heck, I'm not even sure I'd go with a white shirt. I'd make an effort to look nice, but I wouldn't want to look presumptuous, or fake...
by IT_Veteran
21 Dec 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pants
Replies: 21
Views: 1048

Re: Pants

That would be a welcome change - even outside the mission field. I'll never forget being chastised by a counselor in the SP for showing up to a recommend interview without a white shirt. Thing is, I'd come straight from work and was wearing a dress shirt, slacks, and tie. I just didn't have time to...