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by Roy
02 Jan 2019, 16:29
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 25
Views: 2205

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

Today, I noticed a new and semi-permanent Nod to the concept of a continuing restoration. The Church News has as a new subtitle "A LIVING RECORD of the RESTORATION". https://www.thechurchnews.com/?nm=1 I called the number provided to ask about the change and was told that it was added in May 2018. I...
by Roy
02 Jan 2019, 15:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment
Replies: 16
Views: 696

Re: Massive Changes to the Temple Endowment

Wow! Amazing! I saw that the first presidency statement said that we can expect changes to the temple experience pretty much always. I like that. To me it goes along with the concept of a continuing restoration. I very much hope it helps members less certainty and permanence on topics where it just ...
by Roy
01 Jan 2019, 10:49
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1646

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

I actually think that a loving Father in Heaven and a loving Savior would want alcoholics and those who don't pay tithing and those who are in all other ways sinners to enter the temple more than anyone else. Those are the people who need to be in His presence most in order to help them repent and ...
by Roy
31 Dec 2018, 15:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gina Colvin disciplinary council
Replies: 20
Views: 725

Gina Colvin disciplinary council

Saw the following short piece in the SLC Tribune: She had been baptized into the Anglican Communion as part of her “continued Christian discipleship.” She had publicly criticized Latter-day Saint leaders, including President Russell M. Nelson, preferring Jesus to a “white man in Salt Lake City.” And...
by Roy
31 Dec 2018, 11:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

Incidentally, I heard this argument from a pastor in a non-LDS church. Gay marriage is not marriage because the word marriage is hard coded as a union between a man and a woman - husband and wife. A gay union can be called something but not a marriage or else words have no meaning. I agree that word...
by Roy
31 Dec 2018, 11:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we really that different?
Replies: 22
Views: 833

Re: Are we really that different?

My mom is nearly 80. Change isn't something most 80 year old's do well. She is worried about her 80 year old friends and the loss of the world they have known the past 30+ years. This is exactly why the changes exite me. We have become so complacent, so sedentary, and status quo as to assume that t...
by Roy
31 Dec 2018, 10:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"
Replies: 58
Views: 1646

Re: Temple recommend interviews and "testimony"

I have not had a recommend for nearly a decade. We lost our daughter in stillbirth thus setting off my FC specifically around tithing and the blessings related to this topic. Some months after the stillbirth we met with our bishop for tithing settlement and I answered that I hadn't paid tithing beca...
by Roy
27 Dec 2018, 15:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

It is clear that there are a variety of perspectives on this subject. I respect everyone's feedback and earnestly believe that we all want what is best for our spiritual brothers and sisters.
by Roy
27 Dec 2018, 15:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

I understand the importance of being polite, considerate, and accommodating where we can. But I also think many people are way too sensitive, often taking offense where no offense is intended. I don't appreciate it when people are actively trying to take a victim role, and cry injustice, where ther...
by Roy
27 Dec 2018, 09:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language
Replies: 31
Views: 1026

Re: Help me understand the importance of gender neutral language

As a general principle, I believe that it is important to describe people in the way that they have requested. Therefore using terms like "person with albinism" instead of "albino", "intersex" instead of "hermaphrodite", or "Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" instead of "Morm...