Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Beard Shaming at LDS Schools




The Bearded Badge of Shame
https://bikeforbeardsblog.wordpress.com/2014/11/20/the-bearded-badge-of-shame/

Beard ban at Mormon schools getting stricter, students sayhttp://www.sltrib.com/news/1867918-155/beard-ban-at-mormon-schools-getting
LDS Business College student 'humiliated' to wear beard exception card around neck
http://www.kutv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/LDS-Business-College-student-39-humiliated-39-to-wear-beard-exception-card-around-neck-59884.shtml#.VHZRWovF-So

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Religious Freedom at BYU


Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement Students are required to be in good Honor Code standing to be admitted to, continue enrollment at, and graduate from BYU. In conjunction with this requirement, all enrolled continuing undergraduate, graduate, intern, and Study Abroad students are required to obtain a Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement for each new academic year. Students begin the Continuing Student Ecclesiastical Endorsement process online at http://www.endorse.byu.edu. For questions regarding the online process, please visit http://honorcode.byu.edu. Students should have their endorsements completed by March 15 to avoid registration delays for fall semester or any semester thereafter. Those applying to BYU should use the online new-student Admissions Application Part 3 found at http://beSmart.com.
LDS students may be endorsed only by the bishop of the ward (1) in which they live and (2) that holds their current Church membership record.
Non-LDS students are to be endorsed by (1) the local ecclesiastical leader if the student is an active member of the congregation, (2) the bishop of the LDS ward in which they currently reside, or (3) the nondenominational BYU chaplain.
Former LDS students are not eligible to receive an ecclesiastical endorsement (See Withdrawn Ecclesiastical Endorsement below).

Monday, October 27, 2014

The "Angel" Made Me Do It (Polygamy)



During the third and final appearance, the angel came with a drawn sword, threatening Joseph with destruction unless he went forward and obeyed the commandment fully.
-LDS.org

Friday, October 24, 2014

The 5 Stages of Grief after reading about Joseph Smith's child brides



Stage Description
Stage 1 Denial/Divert
Stage 2 Ad Hominem
Stage 3 Justify/Rationalize
Stage 4 Diminish Consequences
Stage 5 Acknowledge/Obey
*Bearing Testimony is the punctuation mark for each stage.

[1]    familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/SP6X-Q65
[2]    http://www.lds.org/topics/plural-marriage-in-kirtland-and-nauvoo
[3]    lds.org/scriptures/bofm/jacob/2.24-30#23
[4]    gapminder.org World Census Data 1840
[5]    gaymarriage.procon.org

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mormon Traditional Marriage & Black Priests



“The scornful often accuse prophets of not living in the 21st century or of being bigoted. They attempt to persuade and even pressure the Church into lowering God’s standards"

"Which Way Do You Face?", Lynn G. Robbins
October 4th, 2014
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865612404/Elder-Lynn-G-Robbins-Which-way-do-you-face.html

Thursday, September 25, 2014

What is a secret combination anyway?

What do you get when you combine secret hand shakes, secret passwords, secret signs, secret names, and secret tokens?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

When Jesus appears you'll know it like the Lightning visible East to West -Matt. 24:26-27



Matthew 24:26-27New International Version (NIV)

26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Moroni's Grammatically Correct Promise


Moroni 10:3-5

Behold, I would exhort you that when ye shall read these things, if it be wisdom in God that ye should read them, that ye would remember how merciful the Lord hath been unto the children of men, from the creation of Adam even down until the time that ye shall receive these things, and ponder it in yourhearts.
 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truthof it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.
 And by the power of the Holy Ghost ye may know the truth of all things.
However, The Bible teaches us to not trust such spiritual answers

1 John 4:1

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Gordon B. Hinckley claims agitation is required for revelation regarding Ordain Women



Full Quote Context

RB: At present women are not allowed to be priests in your Church. Why is that?

GBH: That’s right, because the Lord has put it that way. Now women have a very prominent place in this Church. They have there own organisation. Probably the largest women’s organisation in the world of 3.7 million members. There own ???. And the women of that organisation sit on Boards. Our Board of Education things of that kind. They counsel with us. We counsel together. They bring in insight that we very much appreciate and they have this tremendous organisation of the world where they grow and if you ask them they’ll say we’re happy and we’re satisfied.

RB: They all say that?

GBH: Yes. All except a oh you’ll find a little handful one or two here and there, but in 10 million members you expect that.

RB: You say the Lord has put it that way. What do you mean by that?

GBH: I mean that’s a part of His programme. Of course it is, yes.

RB: Is it possible that the rules could change in the future as the rules are on Blacks ?

GBH: He could change them yes. If He were to change them that’s the only way it would happen.

RB: So you’d have to get a revelation?

GBH: Yes. But there’s no agitation for that. We don’t find it. Our women are happy. They’re satisfied. These bright, able, wonderful women who administer their own organisation are very happy. Ask them. Ask my wife.

http://www.abc.net.au/compass/intervs/hinckley.htm

Ordain Women

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