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by Reuben
09 Oct 2018, 10:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks
Replies: 14
Views: 1100

Re: Elder Uchtdorf as Medicine for Elder Oaks

I thought Sister Cordon's talk was similarly an antidote. Hers was meant to be administered to all the straight cis members, though. She knocked it out of the park.
by Reuben
25 Sep 2018, 14:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 3922

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

Sam didn't stop where they did, and he only got excommunicated when he pushed beyond where they stopped. He didn't just "speak out publicly". His original activities (speaking out publicly) led to awareness and open dosucussion of a serious issue (ecclesiastical abuse), as well as necessary practic...
by Reuben
25 Sep 2018, 13:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 3922

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

Nobody here has said people should never speak out and challenge. What we have said is that there is a line that is impossible to erase once it has been crossed - so if your desire is to continue to work in a supportive role from within to facilitate change, don't cross the line. Thanks for the cor...
by Reuben
24 Sep 2018, 05:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak
Replies: 86
Views: 3922

Re: Ex-Bishop Up for Disciplinary Council Regarding Minor Interview Outspeak

It's worth pointing out that StayLDS self-selects for people who work quietly behind the scenes. It's part of its character. People like Sam Young would get bored and frustrated here. And so you get narratives that talk about "the" way to get the church to change, all involving small local effects. ...
by Reuben
23 Sep 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being a Woman in the Church - An Ongoing Existential Crisis
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: Being a Woman in the Church - An Ongoing Existential Crisis

bdavis3 wrote:
23 Sep 2018, 10:53
I'm a therapist for troubled autistic teens.
If you had been doing this 25 years ago, I could have been one of your patients. God bless you for this.
by Reuben
15 Sep 2018, 18:25
Forum: Support
Topic: YSA Fireside
Replies: 35
Views: 2111

Re: YSA Fireside

I applaud the increased transparency and honesty. I had three predictions for the event, all of which came true. 1. The church is pushing "Saints." 2. There still isn't the barest hint of reconciling with anyone who discovered what's now in "Saints" and lost belief, trust, friends and family over it...
by Reuben
05 Sep 2018, 01:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

That's awesome, mom3. And I love that Primary song. It's become one of my favorites. I also see movement. I think a lot of members, including leaders, realize that "because God said so" isn't enough of a basis for trust. It has to be backed up with honesty and treating people with dignity. We wouldn...
by Reuben
03 Sep 2018, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?
Replies: 41
Views: 1559

Re: Faith Crisis? Trust Crisis? or Both?

Love the discussion. My take is an attempt at generalizing the hundreds of exit stories I've read. Almost everyone who has a faith crisis loses trust in the Church and its leaders. It usually doesn't take very long if it's not immediate. In the Church, trust in leaders is founded on belief in their ...
by Reuben
20 Aug 2018, 17:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nelson's Version of PoX as Revelation in Seminary Manual
Replies: 20
Views: 937

Re: Nelson's Version of PoX as Revelation in Seminary Manual

They're trying to make the POX unquestionable by promoting it to "revelation" status. This probably won't work on the youth because too many of them are too compassionate. It might work on my generation and older, though. I'm keeping an ear out during October GC. The thing that worries me is the rec...
by Reuben
13 Aug 2018, 19:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harm vs. Purity
Replies: 13
Views: 676

Re: Harm vs. Purity

I've finally got a good analogy for how I see purity-based moral reasoning. My youngest daughter has turned into something of a germaphobe, to the level of mild OCD. She engages in ritual hand-washing. She invents rules about things touching other things to keep herself safe. Most of her contagion r...