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My experience comes from my perpetually serving as Ward Executive Secretary or Ward Clerk in almost every ward I lived in as an adult. As everyone knows, men and women are treated differently by Mormon leadership. For church discipline it is no different. Courts for men who hold the priesthood almost all of them are held by the stake leadership consisting of 15 men at a higher or regional level. That was me at any given time. I never participated in a court where the charge was apostasy. They were all sexual in nature. I clearly remember the very first court I was asked to participate in. The defendants were a young dating couple, ish. In other words she came from a well known family in the stake, part of the elite.
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First, I need to back up a bit. Ancient artwork tells us that homosexuality has always been around. Phallic male figures and depictions of male intercourse are the first incidence of open homosexuality that we know of. Was homosexuality accepted as part of those societies? In the centuries that followed, artists became bolder in their depiction of LGBT related matters; from visual depictions of homosexual intercourse to lesbian themes in literature, homosexuality has long existed in society.
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Posted on October 5, by Valerie Tarico Coauthor: Even some LDS quirks seem to be turning into positives. And on December 10, , the Mormon church renounced and denounced a part of its racist past. How mainstream are their beliefs? Tony Nugent, retired professor of religious studies, has compiled a list of twelve teachings that Mormons tend to downplay. The story of the Book of Mormon BoM is that the American continent was originally settled by people from the ancient Near East who came across the ocean in boats between and years ago.
This includes four groups: Much of the BoM story focuses on two groups of Israelites in the New World, the Nephites and the Lamanites, descended from two of the sons of Lehi of the tribe of Manasseh. These groups fought continually, but when Christ came from heaven after his ascension to visit them in AD 34, they all believed in him and stopped fighting.
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Pro of Leaving I was flying back from Utah having just attended my sister wedding With my sister wedding I was in no position to break the news. I was surrounded by Mormons for a whole week smiling and thanking Joseph Smith for protecting them from the world.
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Incoming Democratic Governor Tim Walz says it’s time for the state to get on the legalization bandwagon. Hearings are underway at the statehouse for the long-awaited marijuana legalization bill, S The bill would legalize up to an ounce for adults and set up a system of taxed and regulated marijuana production and distribution. In the wake of November’s failed legalization initiative, one lawmaker says he will file a decriminalization bill during the coming legislative session.
Shannon Roers Jones R-Fargo said her bill would probably decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce. Possession is currently a Class B misdemeanor. Legalize ND, the folks behind November’s failed legalization initiative says it will be back in Next time, the proposal will contain provisions for tax revenues from sales and limits on how much individuals can grow and possess. It was Keystone Cops in the Motor City earlier this month when a group of undercover Detroit narcs posing as drug dealers attempted to arrest another group of undercover Detroit narcs posing as drug buyers.
Douglas Pizac They Loved the Church. They Loved Each Other More. We’re at a drag-show charity event in St. George, Utah, to raise money for the cancer treatment of the mother of a gay man in the community, and the Fire House is one of the few venues in town that hosts LGBT events. Their letters of resignation from the Mormon church had been submitted five months earlier; soon after, they received confirmation from the Church that their names had been removed from the membership records.
2nd Alleged Sexual Assault Victim of Ex-Mormon Leader The Mormon church says it is investigating a second accusation of sexual assault against a former missionary leader dating back to the s.
To anyone who thinks that mormonism is a Christian, you could not be more wrong. The mormon cult teaches a completely different Jesus Christ and a Completely different God to that of the Christian religion. Those are just 2 of many many reasons why mormonism is a cult. And for anyone who has an honest desire to understand the definition of a cult…. At that point, you begin to realize that a true working definition for a religion versus a working definition for a cult is not that straightforward.
However, the differences between the 2 become very clear when you understand the hallmarks of a cult and those hallmarks are what clearly define a cult. Religions create their doctrines as a result of scriptural research and interpretation. That is not the case with cults. This is a consistent tactic with all cults and that is how many cults have come into being claiming to be denominations of existing religions. In the case of mormonism, even the book of mormon does not support mormon teachings and doctrines.
The con man Joseph Smith simply made up all the teachings and doctrines of the mormon cult and then tried to convince weak minded people that his money making con was also Christian. The book of mormon is simply a fiction book written by the con man Joseph Smith. He got most if not all of his ideas for the stuff that went into the book of mormon from fictional writings of others.
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Birger, the author of Date-onomics , claimed this had resulted in a state of desperate competition among young Mormon women: A culture of plastic surgery has taken root among Mormon women. For example, Salt Lake City had 2.
If you’re an ex-Mormon, you turn to Reddit, apparently. Within the r/exmormon channel, there’s a post titled, “ Alcohol for Exmos: A Very, Very Basic Beginner’s Guide to Drinking.” First authored by someone who writes under the handle Wulvaine, the thread includes some smart tips that all neophyte drinkers should know—ex-Mormon or not.
Oaks, Quorum of the 12 Apostles. Critics’ Arguments Latter-day Saints are repeatedly encouraged to rely on a witness of the spirit i. Holy Ghost to personally authenticate the truthfulness of the origins and content of the Book of Mormon. Given constant encouragement from general and local leaders of reliance on supernatural manifestations a testimony over testable claims, it is not surprising that many faithful Latter-Day Saints seem unfazed by empirical evidence or the lack of it contradicting Book of Mormon claims, whether the research is conducted by Mormon or non-Mormon archaeologists and historians.
Of even greater concern is that many faithful LDS members, by virtue of the admonition of their leaders mentioned above , are not even aware of the perplexing problems contained in the Book of Mormon text. As a result, they are usually unable to effectively dialogue with critics without resorting to faith-based claims in a testimony which carry no authoritative weight for the many dedicated experts in the fields of archaeology, history, linguistics, genetics, etc.
This page details some problems that arise by accepting the Church-sanctioned teachings of the origin and content of the BOM as well as responses to those problems from the LDS Church, apologists and devout members. Anachronisms An anachronism is when writing contains something from a future time period which couldn’t realistically be in the time period they’ve written it into. Count the clock,” with Cassius replying, “The clock has stricken three.
Shakespeare took something familiar to him, a clock that strikes the hours, and placed it in his story before such clocks existed. Because the play is fictional, it is seen as simply an error on Shakespeare’s part.
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Wilder, associate professor of special education at Florida Gulf Coast University , former tenured professor at Brigham Young University, and author of Unveiling Grace: When Wilder and her husband, Mike, searched for a church home following their marriage, they found most churches “boring and out of touch,” she said. She had also been reading the Old Testament thoroughly and became convinced that “these must be latter days,” since Israel had returned to its homeland.
Mormon missionaries knocked on her door, spoke about the “latter days,” and welcomed the Wilders into a close-knit community. Joining the church gave her and her husband a higher status in the college and church communities. In , Brigham Young University offered her a job.
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You take them off for only the obvious reasons like bathing and intimacy but put them right back on. Fully believe in and frequently reiterate that you know the Mormon church is true, the only true church which was formed by Joseph Smith after his claimed face to face visit with God. Since all articles there are subject to editing by all comers, the Mormon church regularly edits them to remove any information that criticizes the church. They had apparently copied the characters from a Chinese tea box.
Still a third version of this event is recorded as a recollection in Smith’s diary, fifteen years after the alleged vision, where one unidentified “personage” appeared, then another, with a message implying that neither was the Son. You will be advised not to associate with “apostates,” that is, former Mormons.
But remember the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is! Discussion of whether a decree from above is correct is discouraged. Besides thousands of corrections of poor grammar and awkward wording in the edition, other changes have been made to reflect subsequent changes in some of the fundamental doctrine of the church. The actual texts of the discussions were also on this site at one time, but the Mormon church threatened the webmaster with a lawsuit, and he removed them; click on “next” at each window to read a summary and commentary.
Brodie is a well recognized historian. The gender gap has grown from Since all articles there are subject to editing by all comers, the Mormon church regularly edits them to remove any information that criticizes the church. Some interviewees observed that due to the dearth of eligible men, there is an increase in promiscuity in Mormon dating culture. It tells the reader that three groups of immigrants settled the uninhabited Americas.