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by hawkgrrrl
10 Jan 2020, 12:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 3054

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

I confess two things: 1) I didn't read all the comments that came before, and 2) today it occurred to me that I've been off the grid mostly (due to some health issues), but I didn't mean to totally disappear. I'm back! On this topic, I have a lot of things to say, so here goes: 1) I remember the Chu...
by hawkgrrrl
10 Jan 2020, 12:13
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Having a Different Conversation/I Don't Know What To Say
Replies: 9
Views: 237

Re: Having a Different Conversation/I Don't Know What To Say

First reaction is that I've never heard of this idea that the parents go the temple the first time with their kids. Really, I haven't heard of it. I've raised 3 kids in the church, and this was never an expectation. I've literally never been to the temple with my kids when they've done youth temple ...
by hawkgrrrl
26 Nov 2019, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Young Men Theme
Replies: 3
Views: 235

Re: New Young Men Theme

I can't help but continue to conclude that we are led by idiots. Gender essentialist idiots.
by hawkgrrrl
30 Oct 2019, 10:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Relatively Progressive Sunday School Lesson Manual Comment about Equality in Marriage
Replies: 4
Views: 335

Re: Relatively Progressive Sunday School Lesson Manual Comment about Equality in Marriage

Before our ward split, we had a GD teacher ask the class whether the Church believed marriage was egalitarian or complementarian. The class mostly agreed that the Church was egalitarian. Honestly, I think my current ward (mostly older folks) wouldn't bat an eye about claiming it's complementarian. W...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Oct 2019, 10:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

I'm with Tica. I still don't feel women are seen and taken seriously. Thanks for the crumbs and afterthoughts. It's hard to be patient with the old attitudes about women. They are very very slow to change, and I'm in middle age already. I've been putting up with it for a long time. I was also remind...
by hawkgrrrl
04 Oct 2019, 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Oaks' recent comments on LGBT+

This is very unfortunate. We are losing young people in record numbers, and teens (at least outside of Utah) all know kids who are non-binary. I feel like Oaks (and probably some others) are, like Trump, getting their information from Fox & Friends, catered to their own specific brand of prejudices,...
by hawkgrrrl
02 Oct 2019, 14:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

Felixfabulous: I was thinking about this problem we progressives have with these changes, and I think it's really the manner in which the announcements are made and received. Nobody's giving a grown man a treat for pooping in the potty, but I feel like that's what's expected here. Here's a better al...
by hawkgrrrl
02 Oct 2019, 13:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances
Replies: 21
Views: 976

Re: Women and Girls can now be witnesses to ordinances

I'm not even remotely ecstatic about this as it points out just how ridiculous it was that it took us to 2019 to get there. Ardis did a great post in 2017 on the history of women as witnesses: http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2017/12/16/women-as-temple-witnesses-in-living-memory-what-i-know-and-what-i-...
by hawkgrrrl
30 Sep 2019, 15:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Overcoming feelings of isolation
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: Overcoming feelings of isolation

First, there are nearly 30K students at BYU. Don't mistake a vocal minority for a majority. The older I get, the more I find that nobody is really like the thing I thought Mormons were like. There's a thing called Asymmetrical Insight at play in which we think we are complex and nuanced, but others ...
by hawkgrrrl
30 Sep 2019, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby on church authority
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Re: Kirby on church authority

Kirby is helpful at articulating some of the common sense that others aren't saying. He has a way of pointing out the naked emperor.