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by hawkgrrrl
19 Apr 2018, 17:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

I agree with SamBee that mixed ages would yield the best results, provided that seniority doesn't rule.
by hawkgrrrl
19 Apr 2018, 11:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gerontocracy versus Terms?
Replies: 18
Views: 332

Re: Gerontocracy versus Terms?

I've been watching The Americans, the series about a married couple who are KGB spies in the 1980s. The show has just entered the Gorbachev era of Glasnost (transparency). It's been interesting in my mind to think of the parallels to church leadership. Because the USSR was an oligarchy (and aside fr...
by hawkgrrrl
17 Apr 2018, 12:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 547

Re: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

When my oldest was still a teen he mentioned that a friend of his from church was bisexual and her parents freaked out when she had a girlfriend, and I remember thinking "Well, then she can still marry heterosexually, so it's not that big a deal." I've thought a lot more about that since then, and h...
by hawkgrrrl
31 Mar 2018, 15:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

So I sort of took exception to the woman's comment about this being like the Catholic abuse scandals. I really don't think it's the same thing. It's not good, but there are important differences here. In her situation, for example, it was a case of an adult woman being abused and told to stay in her...
by hawkgrrrl
24 Mar 2018, 16:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation
Replies: 22
Views: 920

Re: Joseph Bishop (old MTC president sexual assaulting sister missionaries) situation

I find it very disturbing that Sam Young who started a petition to cease youth interviews behind closed doors with bishops is being threatened with church discipline. He has 13,000 signatures. All he wants is to end a practice that has resulted in hundreds of documented (yet not verified) cases of a...
by hawkgrrrl
02 Feb 2018, 14:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Arrington's 9 Points
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Arrington's 9 Points

I am reading Greg Prince's biography of Leonard Arrington, and I found this diary entry he did at age 75 (in 1992) with 9 things he didn't like about the church, so I did a blog post on them. Here they are. Really interesting stuff: 1. The imposition of one pattern for everybody rather than suggesti...
by hawkgrrrl
18 Jan 2018, 17:16
Forum: Support
Topic: A Message from Silver Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: A Message from Silver Fox

I agree with Dark Jedi on this one.
by hawkgrrrl
10 Jan 2018, 19:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sitting in Council: First Sundays
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Sitting in Council: First Sundays

I did a brief post on BCC about the new RS / PH curriculum and our first week "sitting in a circle, in council." What did the rest of you think of it? Here's the post: https://bycommonconsent.com/2018/01/10/ ... t-sundays/
by hawkgrrrl
19 Dec 2017, 17:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries behind closed doors
Replies: 20
Views: 1171

Re: Missionaries behind closed doors

Yep, 1989-90.