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by university
02 Feb 2016, 15:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard"
Replies: 33
Views: 2366

Re: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard

I didn't know this was already released in 2010. Is it just me, or is there heightened scrutiny in the bloggernacle regarding these kinds issues than there has been on the past? I guess the naive part of me hopes that the Church would never release something like this in this day and age, since I fi...
by university
01 Feb 2016, 16:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard"
Replies: 33
Views: 2366

Re: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard

Well, I think found what I suspect spurred this essay: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/mr-wonder-alleged-louisiana-pedophile-allegedly-caught-after-decades/ Overview: In 1979, the man known to north Louisiana television viewers as "Mr. Wonder" vanished amid allegations that the children's show host sexu...
by university
01 Feb 2016, 13:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard"
Replies: 33
Views: 2366

Re: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard

Yeah, I have some issues with it too. The first being why and why now? One can only guess. Utah ranks highest in the United States for child sex abuse. And 8th for overall child abuse. It could be the reaction to people saying "You excommunicate loving, same-sex parents but don't do enough to excom...
by university
01 Feb 2016, 13:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT Suicides & Church Response
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: LGBT Suicides & Church Response

There is a wonderful book called The Unwritten Rules Of Friendship. It is a guide book to social nuances for the socially awkward. A great book for Aspie kiddos. In one of the chapters, the book uses a story of a boy who is playing basketball. He gets angry and because he owns the ball, he picks up...
by university
01 Feb 2016, 13:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT Suicides & Church Response
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: LGBT Suicides & Church Response

You're right, HG. That lack of empathy, that unfeeling brushoff, that complete unwillingness to put themselves in my shoes and think about the theological implications, that demand for me to make an Abrahamic sacrifice while they sit on their a$$#$ surrounded by their loving families, meanwhile I g...
by university
01 Feb 2016, 12:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard"
Replies: 33
Views: 2366

Church on Abuse: "Church’s approach is the gold standard"

The Church released an essay entitled, "Effectiveness of Church Approach to Preventing Child Abuse." http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/article/effectiveness-of-church-approach-to-preventing-child-abuse Just when I thought it couldn't get worse. To me, it feels like the Church is on a defensive kick righ...
by university
28 Jan 2016, 21:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT Suicides & Church Response
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: LGBT Suicides & Church Response

The Salt Lake Tribune, not to be outdone, has also come out with an article. http://www.sltrib.com/news/lds/3473487-155/suicide-fears-if-not-actual-suicides They clarify that the actual suicide numbers in Utah are murky and hard to account for. They also provided the Church's full statement: "Every ...
by university
28 Jan 2016, 18:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bednar, Eyring, and Tithing, oh my!
Replies: 15
Views: 1214

Re: Bednar, Eyring, and Tithing, oh my!

I'm not sure how much of a role intellectualism plays into belief but I can imagine it would be pretty easy for someone to call a church member intellectually arrogant for claiming to know things, especially when we tend to take things a step further in claiming that other people are wrong (or less...
by university
28 Jan 2016, 18:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Paranoia and Tattling
Replies: 36
Views: 2838

Re: Paranoia and Tattling

I'm so sorry, Joni.
by university
28 Jan 2016, 18:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LGBT Suicides & Church Response
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

LGBT Suicides & Church Response

Thought I would share something I saw on social media yesterday. It was something that brought me significant heartache last night. I shed some tears, said a prayer, and went to bed. From my husband, Thomas: I have no doubt that the policy, which is an extension of Proclamation Doctrine, is complete...